Trump Staffers Are Reportedly Using Private Email Accounts

Image: AP Remember how Donald Trump hammered on Hillary Clinton for using a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State? During the election, Trump went as far as wanting to put “Crooked Hillary” behind bars, because having staffers use emails not monitored by the government could be a bad thing. But according […]

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There’s No Security Backdoor in WhatsApp, Despite Reports

Image: AP This morning, the Guardian published a story with an alarming headline: “WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages.” If true, this would have massive implications for the security and privacy of WhatsApp’s one-billion-plus users. Fortunately, there’s no backdoor in WhatsApp, and according to Alec Muffett, an experienced security researcher who spoke to Gizmodo, […]

Bonfire of the Intelligence Vanities – WSJ

Putin is the winner as Washington melts down over Russian hacking. A part of the declassified version Intelligence Community Assessment on Russia’s efforts to interfere with the U.S. political process is photographed in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS Updated Jan. 8, 2017 10:20 p.m. ET 721 COMMENTS What a spectacle. Two weeks before a peaceful […]

Young Russian denies she aided election hackers: ‘I never work with douchebags’ | World news | The Guardian

Alisa Shevchenko is a talented young Russian hacker, known for working with companies to find vulnerabilities in their systems. She spends her winters in Asia, meditating and training in Thai kickboxing. She is also, the White House claims, guilty of helping Vladimir Putin interfere in the US election. Her company was a surprise inclusion on […]