Hackers Made an App That Kills to Prove a Point

Two years ago, researchers Billy Rios and Jonathan Butts discovered disturbing vulnerabilities in Medtronic’s popular MiniMed and MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump lines. An attacker could remotely target these pumps to withhold insulin from patients, or to trigger...

The Window to Rein In Facial Recognition Is Closing

In the wake of jarring revelations about how United States law enforcement agencies have deployed facial recognition, Congress seemed, for a moment, galvanized to act. Based on a Homeland Security Committee hearing in the House Wednesday, that moment appears to be...

A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam

Zoom has gained devotees—and a post-IPO boom—thanks to its dead simple video conferencing tech. Joining a call is particularly easy; with the click of a meeting URL, the page automatically launches the desktop app, and you’re in. But as security researcher...

China Distributes Spyware at Its Border and Beyond

In the spirit of fireworks and firework-related ER visits, it was an explosive and chaotic week in cybersecurity. The ransomware scourge continues apace, with new local governments and municipalities suffering particularly visible attacks every month. Last weekend the...