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Andrew Blake

Andrew Blake is a digital writer/cybersecurity reporter for The Washington Times. He is passionate about cybersecurity, technology and the Internet. Andrew graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in cultural anthropology. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Andrew Blake

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats demand answers over Trump's reported use of unsecured cellphone

President Trump's reported use of an unsecured cell phone and the related security risks spurred two Democratic congressmen to seek answers Wednesday from the White House Communications Agency, U.S. Secret Service and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Published April 25, 2018

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Millions of hotel keys worldwide vulnerable to hack: Researchers

Finnish researchers have alerted the world's largest lock manufacturer about a security vulnerability that allowed them to create "master keys" capable of unlocking millions of hotel rooms around the world, they said Wednesday. Published April 25, 2018

This Jan. 30, 2017, file photo shows a sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Kaspersky Lab risks U.S. sanctions: Report

An embattled Russian cybersecurity company recently barred from contracting with the U.S. government reportedly risks being sanctioned by the Trump administration and prohibited from doing business with American customers once a pair of related lawsuits brought by the company in D.C. federal court reach their conclusions. Published April 24, 2018

In this Feb. 27, 2013, photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Ukrainian energy website hacked to display ransom message

The website for Ukraine's energy and coal ministry was hacked Tuesday to display a message demanding a ransom paid in Bitcoin, but no other government websites or systems were affected, authorities said. Published April 24, 2018

Screen capture from the official municipal website for the city of Newnan, Georgia. A group of neo-Nazis have picked the city southwest of Atlanta as the rally site for a demonstration on April 21, 2018. Local and state officials have denounced the planned rally while saying their speech is protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (http://www.ci.newnan.ga.us/) Captured on April 19, 2018.

Hundreds of police prepare for neo-Nazi rally in town southwest of Atlanta

Hundreds of local, state and federal law enforcement officials are expected to be on hand Saturday in Newnan, Georgia, a city of nearly 40,000 people south of Atlanta, in anticipation of potentially violent clashes erupting at a rally being organized by the National Socialist Movement, an American neo-Nazi group. Published April 19, 2018

In this May 19, 2017, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures to supporters outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been in self-imposed exile since 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Assange had 'physical proof' Russians didn't hack DNC, Rohrabacher says

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, left a meeting with Julian Assange believing the WikiLeaks publisher had "physical proof" Russia didn't supply his website with leaked Democratic National Committee emails it released during the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Published April 19, 2018

An Apple iPhone X on display during an Apple event at their main store Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Star Wars 'holochess' comes to Apple iOS devices

Disney has incorporated Apple's newly released augmented reality framework to let iOS users play rounds of Dejarik, a holographic chess-like strategy game initially featured in the first Star Wars film. Published April 18, 2018