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Why Many Deaf Prisoners Can’t Phone Home

Wired Security - 4 hours 9 min ago
States rely on faulty, outdated technology, and resist efforts to use videophones.
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CCleaner Malware Shows Software's Serious Supply-Chain Security Problem

Wired Security - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:56pm
Hackers have targeted software's supply chain in three high profile attacks discovered over the summer.
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Feds Give Kaspersky Security Products the Boot, and Other Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 8:00am
Kaspersky, Apple, and more of the week's top security news.
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Apple's Differential Privacy Protections Fall Short, Study Says

Wired Security - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:28am
Apple has boasted of its use of a cutting-edge data science known as "differential privacy." Researchers say they're doing it wrong.
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The Equifax Breach Was Entirely Preventable

Wired Security - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:27pm
A patch that would have prevented the devastating Equifax breach had been available for months. There's no excuse for that.
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Apple’s FaceID Could Be a Powerful Tool for Mass Spying

Wired Security - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:00am
Opinion: The new facial recognition technology could be the next frontier for surveillance.
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Turn Bluetooth Off When You're Not Using It

Wired Security - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:01pm
In light of the latest Bluetooth-related security meltdown, a friendly PSA.
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Twitter Didn't Suspend Hope Hicks

Wired Security - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:46pm
Conservatives are in arms over Twitter's suspension of Hope Hicks' Twitter. There's only one problem.
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How the US Can Counter Threats from DIY Weapons and Automation

Wired Security - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:00am
Opinion: The government must address security threats from DIY weapons and autonomous vehicles.
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How Secure Is the iPhone X's FaceID? Here's What We Know

Wired Security - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 5:08pm
The iPhone X replaces TouchID with FaceID. Here's what kind of security trade-off you can expect.
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How to Stop the Next Equifax-Style Megabreach—Or At Least Slow It Down

Wired Security - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:59am
The Equifax breach wasn't the first mega-breach. But there are some steps that could help make it the last.
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Apple’s iOS 11 Will Make It Even Harder for Cops to Extract Your Data

Wired Security - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:00am
Apple has added two features that could make the lives of law enforcement investigators significantly more difficult.
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Security News This Week: Germany's Election Software Is Dangerously Hackable

Wired Security - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:00am
Plus researchers revealed a technique called "DolphinAttack" that could allow hackers to silently "speak" to nearby voice assistants.
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The Equifax Breach Exposes America's Identity Crisis

Wired Security - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:12pm
It's time to rethink the Social Security number's ubiquity.
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Facebook May Have More Russian Troll Farms to Worry About

Wired Security - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
The Internet Research Agency, which appears to have purchased thousands of bogus political ads on Facebook, may be defunct, but its work may not be done.
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Hack Brief: Patch Your Android Phone To Block An Evil ‘Toast’ Attack

Wired Security - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:16am
Google has released a fix against a devious new form of "overlay" attack against Android phones.
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The Equifax Breach: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Wired Security - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 7:34pm
Don't panic, but start watching your credit report and financial accounts *very* closely.
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Why It’s So Easy to Hack Cryptocurrency Startup Fundraisers

Wired Security - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:09pm
Hackers, scammers, and the security threats surrounding Initial Coin Offerings
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The DNC’s Technology Chief is Phishing His Staff. Good.

Wired Security - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:00am
Uber's former head of self-driving cars is now driving the DNC's tech team, hoping to help the shattered organization recover from one of the worst tech fails in history.
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Hackers Gain ‘Switch-Flipping’ Access to US Power Systems

Wired Security - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00am
Hackers who hit American utilities this summer had the power to cause blackouts, Symantec says. And yes, most signs point to Russia.
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