Craig Timberg

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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As the Web arrived in the 1990s, tech giants churned out flawed products, unleashing bugs that persist today.

  • Jun 22, 2015

A key protocol created as a short-term solution in 1989 is designed to automatically trust users, a flaw that leaves the network ripe for attack.

  • May 31, 2015

Scientists worried about intruders and military threats, but they didn’t anticipate that the network’s users would attack one another.

  • May 30, 2015

The ACLU will press for answers about the secret flights, which used infrared technology to monitor movements.

  • May 5, 2015

Government agencies promise confidentiality to tipsters. But experts say that’s impossible without encryption.

  • Apr 16, 2015

The nation is buying IP addresses and bolstering high-speed cell service, widening Web access for its citizens.

  • Apr 6, 2015

Former employees allege the company should have done more to protect consumers from tax fraud.

  • Mar 4, 2015

Companies and U.S. agencies scramble to fix a newly discovered security hole. Hundreds of thousands of sites such as Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov are vulnerable.

  • Mar 3, 2015

The spying can happen even on cellular networks using the most advanced encryption now available.

  • Dec 18, 2014

Lack of encryption on the retailer’s site allows governments to snoop on the reading habits of their citizens.

  • Dec 13, 2014
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About
Craig Timberg is a national technology reporter for The Washington Post, specializing in privacy, security and surveillance. He grew up in suburban Maryland and graduated from Connecticut College. Since joining The Post in 1998, he has been a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent and has co-authored a book, “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.” He contributed to the Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the NSA.
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