Michael Kan

U.S. Correspondent

Michael Kan covers security for the IDG News Service.

Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

UK follows US ban of electronic devices in cabins on some flights

UK follows US ban of electronic devices in cabins on some flights

The U.K. is joining the U.S. in its ban restricting passengers from bringing some electronic devices onto flights from the Middle East.

Russia will strike US elections again, FBI warns

Russia will strike US elections again, FBI warns

Future U.S. elections may very well face Russian attempts to interfere with the outcome, the FBI and the National Security Agency warned on Monday.

Yahoo breach exposes the drawbacks of state-sponsored hacking

Yahoo breach exposes the drawbacks of state-sponsored hacking

When governments turn to private hackers to carry out state-sponsored attacks, as the FBI alleges Russia did in the 2014 breach of Yahoo, they're taking a big risk.

Crime ring used Amazon, eBay to sell stolen printer ink

Crime ring used Amazon, eBay to sell stolen printer ink

A dozen suspects are accused of raking in at least $12 million by putting stolen ink cartridges and retail electronics up for sale on Amazon and eBay, New York’s attorney general said on Wednesday.

US faces limits in busting Russian agents over Yahoo breach

US faces limits in busting Russian agents over Yahoo breach

In a rare move, the U.S. has indicted two Russian government agents for their suspected involvement in a massive Yahoo data breach. But what now?

Mirai is the hydra of IoT security: too many heads to cut off

Mirai is the hydra of IoT security: too many heads to cut off

Efforts to stop Mirai, a malware found infecting thousands of IoT devices, have become a game of whack-a-mole, with differing opinions over whether hackers or the security community are making any headway.

WikiLeaks dump brings CIA spying powers into the spotlight

WikiLeaks dump brings CIA spying powers into the spotlight

Has the CIA ever spied on you? That’s a key question swirling around Tuesday’s WikiLeaks document dump that allegedly detail the U.S. agency’s secret hacking tools.

WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking details with companies, but can they use it?

WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking details with companies, but can they use it?

WikiLeaks plans to share details about what it says are CIA hacking tools with the tech companies so that software fixes can be developed. But will software companies want it?

WikiLeaks looks at helping tech vendors disarm CIA hacking tools

WikiLeaks looks at helping tech vendors disarm CIA hacking tools

WikiLeaks has attracted plenty of haters over its controversial disclosures. But the site may be in a unique position to help tech vendors better secure their products

Security holes in Confide messaging app exposed user details

Security holes in Confide messaging app exposed user details

Confide, a messaging app reportedly used by White House staff, apparently had several security holes that made it easier to hack.

CIA-made malware? Now antivirus vendors can find out

CIA-made malware? Now antivirus vendors can find out

Thanks to WikiLeaks, antivirus vendors will soon be able to figure out if you have been hacked by the CIA.

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