It’s Not You. It’s Them. On Hacking and Responsible Disclosure.

WordFence –  WordFence –  A story was recently posted to Hacker News celebrating a hack of IoT devices at a school that let a student and their friends rickroll the…

Missouri Vows to Prosecute ‘Hacker’ Who Disclosed Data Leak

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson launched a criminal investigation of a reporter who flagged a state website that exposed 100K+ Social-Security numbers for teachers and other state employees. The St. Louis…

Missouri Governor Slammed for Vow to Prosecute Researcher

Missouri Governor Slammed for Vow to Prosecute Researcher Missouri governor Mike Parson has been widely criticized for seeking to prosecute news reporters who disclosed a vulnerability on a state education…

Missouri governor faces backlash and ridicule for threatening reporter who discovered exposed teacher SSNs

Missouri governor Mike Parson is facing criticism from technologists and journalists after he issued a scathing, technologically inaccurate statement threatening to arrest a reporter for discovering that the social security…

Facebook Blames Outage on Faulty Router Configuration

One easily disproved conspiracy theory linked the ~six-hour outage to a supposed data breach tied to a Sept. 22 hacker forum ad for 1.5B Facebook user records. As of Monday…

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger Are Back Online After Hours of Outage

The popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, are back online following a massive disruption that lasted almost six hours. Billions of people worldwide have been unable to…

Facebook Outage Drags Down Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Oculus VR

They were all flat on their faces for hours on Monday, throwing off DNS error messages or other server-related errors. As of Monday afternoon, Facebook had been flat on its…

Facebook down with Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp service disruption

Facebook down? Yes, Facebook is down along with Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus VR. You are not alone; the social media giant Facebook along with its subsidiaries including Messenger, Instagram,…