How a Hacker’s Mom Broke Into a Prison—and the Warden’s Computer

Security analyst John Strand had a contract to test a correctional facility’s defenses. He sent the best person for the job: his mother.

Particle lays off 10% staff and co-founder departs after ‘turbulent period’

San Francisco-based startup Particle was one of the rising stars in the Internet of Things space, raising more than $81 million to date on the promise of helping to manage and secure the next-generation of connected devices. But the company is only now emerging from what it’s co-founder and chief executive Zach Supalla called a […]

Gmail Is Catching More Malicious Attachments With Deep Learning

Users of Gmail get 300 billion attachments each week. To separate legitimate documents from harmful ones, Google turned to AI—and it’s working.

A security mishap left Remine wide open to hackers

Security is all too often focused on keeping hackers out and breaches at bay. But in the case of Remine, a real estate intelligence startup, it left its doors wide open for anyone to run rampant. Remine is a little-known but major player in the real estate analytics and intelligence market. It works by collecting […]