An 11-Year-Old Hacked a Mock Florida Election Site in 10 Minutes

The hacking event was part of a hands-on workshop within the larger cybersecurity conference.

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers

In May, the Justice Department told Americans to reboot their routers. But there's more to do — and NSA says it's up to device makers and the public.

Cyberattacks Haven’t Stopped but Neither Have Bills to Fight Them

Top national security and intelligence leaders pledged to defend the country from foreign influence campaigns.

Mike Pence’s Cybersecurity Speech (Annotated)

The vice president delivered a fiery campaign-style cybersecurity speech at a Homeland Security cyber conference Tuesday. Here’s an explainer.

Google Search Might Return to China’s Internet, and Some Users Can Hardly Wait

If Google does relaunch its search engine in China, it will end up compliant with some of the world’s most restrictive policies on freedom of information.

Pentagon Creates ‘Do Not Buy’ List of Russian, Chinese Software

Increasingly alarmed at foreign hacking, DOD and intelligence officials are racing to educate the military and defense contractors.

Lawmakers Unveil Plans for Agency Telework and Cloud Security

Plus the annual defense authorization bill is poised to pass.

China Is Still Stealing America’s Business Secrets, U.S. Officials Say

The 2015 agreement between Xi and Obama produced only a lull in Beijing’s economic espionage.

Homeland Security Committee Forwards Bill to Prevent the Next Kaspersky

The committee also forwarded legislation to codify Homeland Security’s CDM program.

China Won and America Lost on ZTE, but Our Offensive Cyber is Super Awesome

Lawmakers also introduced bills to protect against drones and make sure you get texts about incoming missiles in this week’s bill watch.

Chinese Hackers Targeted Internet-of-Things During Trump-Putin Summit

A spike in attacks sought access to devices that might yield audio or visual intelligence.

Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 U.S. Midterm Candidates

The hackers targeted the candidates’ staffers with phishing tactics.

If Your Weapons Aren’t Cyber-Hardened, Expect to Lose Pentagon Contracts

The Pentagon intends to start assessing its weapons’ resistance to hacks, instead of leaving that to manufacturers.

Trump Believes Putin, Rejects American Findings on Election Hacking

“I do not see any reason why it would be” Russia, he said when asked if he believed Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.

Russia’s Foreign-Software Approval Service Helps Military Hackers: Report

The agency that ostensibly reviews foreign-made wares for vulnerabilities sends the lion’s share straight to its hacker squads.

4 Big Ideas in the DNC Hacking Indictments

The indictments show how complicated spear-phishing really is.

China, Russia, and the U.S. Are All Building Centers for Military AI

But their burgeoning approaches to state-sponsored research are divergent as the countries themselves.