Security


Child Predators Mine Twitch to Prey on Kids

Some churches across the United States are using invasive phone-monitoring technology in efforts to discourage “sinful” behavior, a WIRED investigation revealed this week. The churches are using a series of apps, dubbed “shameware,” that track…


Iran’s Internet Shutdown Hides a Deadly Crackdown

Iran started shutting the internet down on September 19 as protests around Amini’s death gained momentum. Since then, multiple internet-monitoring organizations, including Kentik, Netblocks, Cloudflare, and the Open Observatory of Network Interference, have documented the…






Ukraine’s Cyberwar Chief Sounds Like He’s Winning

Yurii Shchyhol doesn’t have a lot of time to spare. The head of the Derzhspetszviazok, Ukraine’s version of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, can be forgiven for working speedily. His country is under…


How Whistleblowers Navigate a Security Minefield

It’s been three weeks since Twitter’s former security boss, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, revealed explosive claims about the company’s security practices. Among the allegations, Zatko said Twitter wasn’t taking steps to fix multiple security problems and…


Hackers Target Los Angeles School District With Ransomware

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine hasn’t gone to Vladimir Putin’s plan: Its troops have suffered devastating losses, failed to capture key Ukrainian cities, and been pushed back toward Russia. However, domestically, the Kremlin has succeeded…