Computer security

In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, signs on a bank of computers tell visitors that the machines are not working at the public library in Wilmer, Texas. 

Checking in on the pandemic: Part II

Critical State

How did the pandemic change the world of cybercrime? Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into how people exploited the pandemic online.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during the event marking the 100th anniversary of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of Russian Armed Forces, formerly known as the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), in Mosco

Russian hackers: GRU’s Sandworm unit members indicted by US

Small toy figures are seen in front of a binary code in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019.

In a world of cyberthreats, the push for cyberpeace is growing

Science & Technology
Man holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in an illustration picture.

A cyberattack could wreak destruction comparable to a nuclear weapon

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A set of hands type on a keyboard

Clean up your cyber-hygiene — 6 changes to make in the new year

Recent released information about Russians hacking into American power systems has raised several concerns about the overall security of the U.S. energy grid as a whole.

Can the US protect its power grid from hackers?


A group of hackers from Russia made headlines when it was able to shut down Ukraine’s power grid in 2015. The US may be the next target.

When it comes to protecting your cyber identity, two tips that cybersecurity experts offer are to use a password manager and two-factor authentication (when possible).

In the midst of complex hacking operations, here are simple tips to improve your cybersecurity


With data breaches popping up on a regular basis, what is a computer owner to maintain his or her cybersecurity? Here are a few tips.

The logo of Russia's Kaspersky Lab

Embattled Russian IT security company blames Microsoft for NSA hack


Kaspersky has come under fire, accused of providing back-door access to the Russian government. But the company is firing back.


CAPTCHAs are supposed to separate humans from robots online, but now AI can crack them


Artificial intelligence can now crack CAPTCHAs, and the implications go far beyond our Internet surfing.

A cyber security analyst works in a watch and warning center at a Department of Homeland Security cyber security defense lab at the Idaho National Laboratory.

A huge intelligence screw-up turned the government and private companies into cyberwarfare partners


Today, many private companies have serious cybersecurity chops — but it hasn’t been that way for long. Journalist Shane Harris describes the major hacking incident that forced corporations to get serious about cyberwarfare in an excerpt from his book, “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex.”