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Coal will remain part of the US grid until 2050, federal energy projections say

Enlarge / GILLETTE, Wyo.: A truck loaded with coal is viewed from the Eagle Butte Coal Mine Overlook which is operated by Alpha Coal. The area is a large producer of...

Internet watchdog Citizen Lab targeted in comically inept undercover sting

It was almost like an episode of Spy vs. Spy—a security researcher conceals a camera on his...

How the government shutdown is flushing away federal cyber-talent

Enlarge / The true consequences of the government shutdown for information security may not yet have been felt.

Verizon cuts 7 percent of staff in failing Yahoo/AOL division

Enlarge / A monitor seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.Getty Images | Bloomberg

Terabyte-using cable customers double, increasing risk of data cap fees

Data cap cash. US cable Internet customers are using an average of 268.7GB per month, and 4.1 percent...

Researchers discover state actor’s mobile malware efforts because of YOLO OPSEC

Enlarge / A nation-state's hacking operations were exposed by WhatsApp and other communications uploaded from their own phones during malware testing, Lookout researchers revealed on January 19 at the Shmoocon security...

Google Play malware used phones’ motion sensors to conceal itself

Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection—they monitor...

Monster 773 million-record breach list contains plaintext passwords

Getty Images Have I Been Pwned, the breach notification service that serves as a bellwether for the security...

Eight months after discovery, unkillable LoJax rootkit campaign remains active

Last May, researchers published a bombshell report documenting sophisticated malware attributed to the Russian government. The malware, dubbed...

The digital hermitage: How “remote work” has changed over 20 years

Enlarge / Not my actual home office, but you get the idea. (credit: Manuel Breva Colmeiro / Getty Images) As we look back on the past 20 years of Ars Technica from our "orbiting HQ," one of the...

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