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The Sketchy Plan to Build a Russian Android Phone

Amid isolating sanctions, a Russian tech giant plans to launch new Android phones and tablets. But experts are skeptical the company can pull it off.
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China Is Relentlessly Hacking Its Neighbors

Security News This Week: Sensitive US Military Emails Exposed

Plus: Iran’s secret torture black sites, hacking a bank account with AI-generated voice, and Lance Bass’ unhinged encounter in Russia.

Ukraine Suffered More Wiper Malware in 2022 Than Anywhere, Ever

As Russia has accelerated its cyberattacks on its neighbor, it's barraged the country with an unprecedented volume of different data-destroying programs.

A New Kind of Bug Spells Trouble for iOS and macOS Security

Security researchers found a class of flaws that, if exploited, would allow an attacker to access people’s messages, photos, and call history.

Hackers Ran Amok Inside GoDaddy for Nearly 3 Years

Plus: The FBI got (at least a little bit) hacked, an election-disruption firm gets exposed, Russia mulls allowing “patriotic hacking,” and more.

You Can’t Trust App Developers’ Privacy Claims on Google Play

Mozilla researchers found that apps often provide inaccurate data use disclosures, giving people “a false sense of security.”

How to Protect Yourself From Twitter’s 2FA Crackdown

Twitter is disabling SMS-based two-factor authentication. Switch to these alternatives to keep your account safe.

Apple Users Need to Update iOS Now to Patch Serious Flaws

Plus: Microsoft fixes several zero-day bugs, Google patches Chrome and Android, Mozilla rids Firefox of a full-screen vulnerability, and more.

The Best VPNs to Protect Yourself Online

It won’t solve all of your privacy problems, but a virtual private network can make you a less tempting target for hackers.

You Really Need to Update Firefox and Android Right Now

January saw a slew of security patches for iOS, Chrome, Windows, and more.

How to Encrypt any File, Folder, or Drive on Your System

Trust us, it’s safer this way.

Batteries Are Ukraine’s Secret Weapon Against Russia

With Russia regularly knocking out Ukraine’s power grid, the country has turned to high-capacity batteries to keep it connected to the world—and itself.

The Push to Ban TikTok in the US Isn’t About Privacy

Lawmakers are increasingly hellbent on punishing the popular social network while efforts to pass a broader privacy law have dwindled.

Twitter’s Two-Factor Authentication Change ‘Doesn't Make Sense’

The company will soon require users to pay for a Twitter Blue subscription to get sign-in codes via SMS. Security experts are baffled.

Crypto Buyers Beware: 1 in 4 New Tokens of Any Value Is a Scam

And according to tracing firm Chainalysis, one very prolific scammer ran at least 264 of those scams in 2022 alone.