Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica

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Ars Technica

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Sean:

Former congressman confirms he offered to broker pardon for Assange

Rohrabacher offered Assange a pardon if he implicated Seth Rich in DNC email leak. → Read More

Trump offered Assange a pardon if he denied Russia gave him emails, lawyer says

In London court, attorney claims that congressman's visits were to broker deal. → Read More

Anatomy of a dumb spear-phish: Hitting librarians up for Zelle, CashApp cash

Librarians smell something phishy in scam that scraped emails from association website. → Read More

Pwns for sale: Scythe prepares a marketplace for sharing simulated hacks

Looks to make "adversarial vulnerability management" a thing, let red teams share their work. → Read More

For decades, US and Germany owned Swiss crypto company used by 120 countries

Unfettered access to encrypted messages from Iran, Libya, and others. → Read More

New “red team as a service” platform aims to automate hacking tests for company networks

Automated reconnaissance and attacks in security's name, without boutique red team. → Read More

Spacey McSpaceface: Space Force tries crowdsourcing term for members

“Guardian,” “vanguard,” “sentinel” already “floating around,” according to Space Force email. → Read More

Why you can’t bank on backups to fight ransomware anymore

Ransomware operators stealing data before they encrypt means backups are not enough. → Read More

Flaws in WhatsApp’s desktop app allowed remote access to files

Yet another Electron implementation of a "secure" app turns out not to be. → Read More

Robust, scalable not words that apply to Iowa Dem Caucus app

Untested platform from campaign tech startup buckles under strain of caucus tallies. → Read More

DOD tester’s report: F-35 is still a lemon

Inaccurate gun, cybersecurity issues, and poor reliability found by testing director. → Read More

DOD launches swarming drone in test of C-130 “drone mothership” concept

Next comes test of in-flight capture and recovery with sky-hook equipped cargo plane. → Read More

Dozens of companies have data dumped online by ransomware ring seeking leverage

Maze operators "gift" Pensacola by removing data dump, but others not so lucky. → Read More

London to deploy live facial recognition to find wanted faces in crowd

Tech from NEC aimed at spotting wanted persons on the streets to alert officers. → Read More

Maryland bill would outlaw ransomware, keep researchers from reporting bugs

Requires consent before infecting, criminalizes other computering. → Read More

Time check: Examining the Doomsday Clock’s move to 100 seconds to midnight

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advance symbol of doom 20 seconds past historic peak. → Read More

737 Max fix slips to summer—and that’s just one of Boeing’s problems

Boeing's previously best-selling aircraft won't fly until at least June. → Read More

As attacks begin, Citrix ships patch for VPN vulnerability

Hundreds of US government agencies have vulnerable VPNs, data shows. → Read More

FBI, partners seize data-breach marketplace, alleged operators arrested

Site aggregated 12 billion usernames and passwords from over 10,000 breaches. → Read More

Another reason to hurry with Windows server patches: A new RDP vulnerability

Crypto library's certificate bug isn't the only reason to hustle with latest Windows patch. → Read More