Gears & Gadgets

How law enforcement gets around your smartphone’s encryption

Enlarge / Uberwachung, Symbolbild, Datensicherheit, Datenhoheit Westend61 | Getty Images Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies around the world, including in the United States, have increasingly called for backdoors in the encryption schemes that protect your data, arguing that national security is at stake. But new research indicates governments already have methods and tools that, for […]

Gears & Gadgets

Massive, China-state-funded hack hits companies around the world, report says

Enlarge / Computer chip with Chinese flag, 3d conceptual illustration. Steve McDowell / Agefotostock Researchers have uncovered a massive hacking campaign that’s using sophisticated tools and techniques to compromise the networks of companies around the world The hackers, most likely from a well-known group that’s funded by the Chinese government, are outfitted with both off-the-shelf […]