The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew U.S. spy provisions, extending the powers of the NSA to collect internet communications for another six years.
Day: January 11, 2018
KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader whose friend recently received a remarkably customized extortion letter via snail mail that threatened to tell the recipient’s wife about his supposed extramarital affairs unless he paid $3,600 in bitcoin. The friend said he had nothing to hide and suspects this is part of a random but well-crafted campaign to prey on men who may have a guilty conscience.
FBI director Christopher Wray is still fighting for government-only encryption back door
WhatsApp said that claims that infiltrators can add themselves to an encrypted group chat without being noticed is incorrect.
The alleged extortionist, still facing charges, reposted the image to shame sites multiple times. Why didn’t Facebook use hashes to stop it?
The New Jersey law would make inebriated droning a disorderly person’s offense.
Perth, Western Australia. Christmas in summer. Warbiking in the sunshine! Here’s what we found…