A year in the life of a cybersecurity news reporter

  One year ago, Archer News was born—my chance to share with you what is happening in the mostly invisible digital world.  You may not see it, or know it’s there, but…

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Prepare for shape-shifting attackers in next power hack, experts warn

Analysts say the next power hack may fold in new tools and strategies. In the action-thriller movie “Paragraph 78,” scientists in a remote underground laboratory develop a secret killer virus. In a terrible turn…

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Company behind controversial ‘listening’ app says it’s quitting the business

But use of the silent listening code has already spread beyond the company’s apps, according to the FTC. For some, it is a direct way to find exactly what you’re watching…

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Warning: stop turning phones into secret listening devices

App developers get a warning from the Federal Trade Commission over hidden app audio kits. You saw the app on Google Play. You downloaded it. But you never got any sort…

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In trouble for checking personal e-mail at work

New debate in Washington D.C. could change how people use work computers for their own e-mail and social media. There was a ban on using work computers for anything personal,…

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Targets & tactics—How Anonymous may try to wage its “war” on Trump

What are the strategies the anonymous hacktivists may use to try to engineer a Trump takedown? Countdown to April 1st. That’s the day a video claims Anonymous hackers will launch…

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