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Mueller Indictment Shows Russia's Internet Research Agency Inner Workings

Wired Security - 11 hours 6 min ago
The most chilling aspect of that blockbuster Mueller indictment? The bureaucracy behind Russia's onslaught.
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Did Russia Affect the 2016 Election? It’s Now Undeniable

Wired Security - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:25pm
In the wake of the Mueller indictment of a Russian troll farm, any attempt to claim that the 2016 election wasn’t affected by Russian meddling is laughable.
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Mueller Indictment: Russian Trolls Stole Real US Identities To Fool Facebook

Wired Security - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:29pm
A new Justice Department indictment alleges Russia's disinformation operations created bank and social media accounts using the stolen identities of real US citizens.
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Mueller Indictment Against Russia Details Efforts to Undermine US Democracy

Wired Security - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:12pm
Robert Mueller's office has come out with a 37-page indictment that details the extraordinary lengths Russian agents went to influence the 2016 presidential election.
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White House Blames Russia for NotPetya, the 'Most Costly Cyberattack In History'

Wired Security - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:20pm
After its negligence on Russian election hacking, the Trump administration is taking Russia's global malware attack more seriously.
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Facebook Notification Spam Has Crossed the Line

Wired Security - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:16pm
From SMS notifications to an egregious number of emails, the social media company's desperation has gone too far.
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Pro-Gun Russian Bots Flood Twitter After Parkland Shooting

Wired Security - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:00pm
In the wake of Wednesday's Parkland, Florida school shooting Russian bots have taken to Twitter to stoke the gun control debate.
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Facebook's Onavo Protect VPN Offers Less Privacy Protection Than Other Apps

Wired Security - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:27am
The "Protect" menu item in Facebook's mobile apps refers users to the company's Onavo Protect VPN, but the tool falls short of basic privacy standards.
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North Korea's Olympic Diplomacy Hasn't Stopped Its Hacking

Wired Security - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:00am
Despite its Olympics diplomacy towards the South, the Kim regime is still engaged in brazen cybercrime targeting its neighbor.
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Gfycat Uses Artificial Intelligence to Fight Deepfakes Porn

Wired Security - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:46pm
Can a computer spot deepfakes? The GIF website Gfycat says it can.
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Democratic Task Force Outlines Voting Security Plan, With First Primary Just Weeks Away

Wired Security - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:54pm
The Congressional Task Force on Election Security announced extensive recommendations for strengthening defense. But most of them won't happen any time soon.
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2018 Worldwide Threats Briefing: 5 Takeaways, From Russia to China

Wired Security - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:56pm
In a Senate hearing Tuesday, the heads of the three-letter intelligence agencies detailed their greatest concerns.
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Amino Apps Makes the Case for Anonymity Online

Wired Security - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:00am
The saying goes, "On the internet, no one knows you're a dog." Is that a good thing for an app for teens?
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Cryptojacking Found in Critical Infrastructure Systems Raises Alarms

Wired Security - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:09pm
Once confined to browsers, hijacking computers to mine cryptocurrency has branched out to dangerous places.
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'Olympic Destroyer' Malware Hit Pyeongchang Ahead of Opening Ceremony

Wired Security - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:45am
Researchers at Cisco Talos detail a new piece of disruptive, highly infectious malware with a clear target: the Pyeongchang Olympics IT infrastructure.
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Snapchat's Snap Map Will Now Be Available On the Web

Wired Security - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 7:00am
By bringing the Snap Map out of the app and onto the web, Snap hopes to bring Snapchat to the masses like never before.
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An Apple Leak, a Cybercrime Forum Takedown, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 9:00am
An Apple leak, a massive cybercrime forum, and more of the week's top security news.
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Time's Just About Up to Secure the 2018 Midterm Elections

Wired Security - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 2:18pm
The first primary for the 2018 midterm elections takes place March 6—and many states are still woefully underprepared.
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Polisis AI Reads Privacy Policies So You Don't Have To

Wired Security - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 7:00am
Polisis, a machine-learning-trained tool, automatically produces readable charts of where your data ends up for any online service.
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Feds Take Down Infraud, a $530M Cybercrime Forum That Lasted 7 Years

Wired Security - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 5:15pm
Infraud may not have been as famous as dark web markets like the Silk Road and Alphabay, but it far outlasted both.
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