Alfred Ng, CNET

Alfred Ng


Syracuse, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Alfred:

DARPA's $10 million voting machine couldn't be hacked at Defcon (for the wrong reasons)

The voting machine to anyone were supposed to be available for hacker to find security flaws. An unexpected bug stopped the experiment from starting until the last day. → Read More

That 4G hotspot could be a hotbed for hackers

Security researchers found serious vulnerabilities with a line of devices that gave potential hackers full access. → Read More

What a security researcher learned from monitoring traffic at Defcon

He spent thousands on a data-collecting monstrosity to figure out why people considered the security conference's network dangerous. → Read More

Those robocall blocker apps are hanging up on your privacy

If you downloaded an app to block spam calls, its privacy policy is likely giving up your personal information. → Read More

At Defcon, teaching disinformation is child's play

The r00tz Asylum, Defcon’s kid-friendly event, is hosting a workshop on how disinformation is spread on social media. → Read More

Android malware that comes preinstalled is a massive threat

The Android Security team's former tech lead, who's now a security researcher on Google's Project Zero, breaks down why. → Read More

Apple opens up hacker-friendly iPhone to researchers at Black Hat

If you want one, all you need to do is be a distinguished cybersecurity researcher. → Read More

Amazon Ring’s police partnerships ‘troubled’ security industry group

The company has partnered with police forces around the US. → Read More

Lawmakers turn to hackers at Defcon for election security

As the 2020 election looms and legislation to secure voting machines languishes, politicians head to the largest hacking conference in the world for help. → Read More

Hackers want you to be happy. People in a good mood are easier to trick, research says

A study from the University of Florida looks at the psychology of phishing emails and when you’re most likely to click on that link. → Read More

Google's Advanced Protection Program now blocks malware in Chrome

The program expands beyond Gmail to protect people from viruses aimed at Chrome. → Read More

There's a privacy explanation for why Apple doesn't let you delete Siri recordings

Unlike with voice assistants from Amazon and Google, audio from Apple's Siri isn't tied to any accounts. → Read More

Amazon Ring alerts often tie up police with false alarms

Police are inundated with video of people just going about their lives. → Read More

New York attorney general calls for investigation on Capital One breach

The investigation comes a day after the banking company announced more than 100 million people were affected by the breach. → Read More

Capital One data breach involves 100 million credit card applications

Data stolen also included 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers. → Read More

New York privacy bill could ban selling phone location data

We’re sorry, the New Yorker you were trying to track could not be found. → Read More

Facial recognition may be banned from public housing thanks to proposed law

It’s the first time federal legislation has addressed limits on technology and tenants. → Read More

Equifax to pay at least $575M as part of FTC settlement

The credit reporting company may have to pay up to $700 million over a 2017 data breach. → Read More

Amazon Ring's police surveillance tieups are now on this one map

The map also shows where facial recognition technology is being used, and where it’s banned. → Read More

Google removes stalkerware apps after researchers discover trackers on Play Store

The apps had been installed more than 130,000 times and promoted stalking people's location and providing call logs. → Read More