The Quantum Computing Threat to American Security

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Google announced last month that it had achieved “quantum supremacy,” demonstrating the potential of a new kind of computer that can perform certain tasks many orders of magnitude faster than the most advanced supercomputers. It’s a crucial moment for America’s national security, which depends on winning the race to do ...

Cylance expands its AI-powered antivirus software to the consumer market

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

The global cybersecurity market is estimated to be a $232 billion industry by 2022, up from around $138 billion last year. As such, it is brimming with well-funded startups, a number of which have elected to go public in recent months, such as Zscaler and Carbon Black. Others have been ...

Every modern processor has unfixable security flaws

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Windows, Linux, and macOS have all received security patches that significantly alter how the operating systems handle virtual memory in order to protect against a hitherto undisclosed flaw. This is more than a little notable; it's been clear that Microsoft and the Linux kernel developers have been informed of some ...

Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Anyone with a Gmail account can now activate what the company calls "Advanced Protection," a set of features that make it harder to hack into your Google account. These are aimed specifically at "high-risk" users, as Google puts it. That is political campaign staffers, activists, journalists, or people in abusive ...

Chrome 63 notifies you of Man-in-the-Middle issues

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Google plans to launch a new security feature in the upcoming Chrome 63 browser that notifies users about Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) issues. MITM is best known as a method to attack user systems by intercepting and manipulating traffic. Many security programs with firewall and browsing components do use similar functionality to inspect ...