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New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears

Wired Security - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 4:45pm
The malware known as ThiefQuest or EvilQuest also has spyware capabilities that allow it to grab passwords and credit card numbers.
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Schools Already Struggled With Cybersecurity. Then Came Covid-19

Wired Security - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:00am
A lack of dedicated funding and resources made it hard to keep data secure—and that was before classes moved almost entirely online.
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How to Get Safari's New Privacy Features in Chrome and Firefox

Wired Security - Sun, 06/28/2020 - 7:00am
Apple's browser is getting serious about security protections. If you can't or won't switch, don't worry: you don't have to fall behind.
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Is It Legal for Cops to Force You to Unlock Your Phone?

Wired Security - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 10:00am
Because the relevant Supreme Court precedents predate the smartphone era, the courts are divided on how to apply the Fifth Amendment.
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Julian Assange Faces New Conspiracy Allegations

Wired Security - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 9:00am
Plus: Evil Corp hacking, an anti-encryption bill, and more of the week's top security news.
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An Embattled Group of Leakers Picks Up the WikiLeaks Mantle

Wired Security - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 7:00am
After releasing over a million hacked law enforcement files, DDoSecrets got banned from Twitter. But it has no plans to slow down.
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How Thousands of Misplaced Emails Took Over This Engineer's Inbox

Wired Security - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 7:00am
Kenton Varda gets dozens of messages a day from Spanish-speakers around the world, all thanks to a Gmail address he registered 16 years ago.
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Google Will Delete Your Data by Default—in 18 Months

Wired Security - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:36pm
Starting today, the search giant will make a previously opt-in auto-delete feature the norm.
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Apple Pushes Back Against Ad Tracking in Safari and iOS 14

Wired Security - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 8:36pm
At WWDC, the company detailed a litany of privacy-friendly improvements to its software.
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Anonymous Stole and Leaked a Megatrove of Police Documents

Wired Security - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:48pm
The so-called BlueLeaks collection includes internal memos, financial records, and more from over 200 state, local, and federal agencies.
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What Is a Side Channel Attack?

Wired Security - Sun, 06/21/2020 - 8:00am
Computers constantly give off more information than you might realize—which hackers can use to pry out their secrets.
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How to Switch to Signal and Bring All your Texts With You

Wired Security - Sun, 06/21/2020 - 7:00am
Thinking of boosting your SMS security by switching to Signal? These tips make sure your messages come with you—even to a new phone.
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Sneaky Mac Malware Is Posing as Flash Downloads

Wired Security - Sat, 06/20/2020 - 9:00am
Plus: OnlyFans pirates, a nasty Netgear bug, and more of the week's top security news.
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A Report Blames ‘CIA Failures’ for the Agency's Worst Hack

Wired Security - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 10:00am
A series of WikiLeaks disclosures that exposed a trove of the intelligence organization's secrets could have been avoided, a task force found.
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Facebook and Twitter Want to Keep the Justice System Skewed Against Defendants

Wired Security - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 7:00am
Their CEOs have pledged support for reform amid the George Floyd protests—while their lawyers are fighting to preserve law enforcement’s advantage in court.
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Bot Mafias Have Wreaked Havoc in 'World of Warcraft Classic'

Wired Security - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 8:44pm
Blizzard has suspended or closed over 74,000 accounts in the last month, as bots have upended the game's economy.
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Zoom Reverses Course and Promises End-to-End Encryption for All Users

Wired Security - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 5:02pm
The video conferencing platform had previously said that only paid accounts would get the feature—a move privacy advocates roundly decried.
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Body Cameras Haven't Stopped Police Brutality. Here's Why

Wired Security - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:41pm
Amid worldwide protests over racism and police violence, lawmakers are once again turning to the devices as a tool for reform.
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The Russian Disinfo Operation You Never Heard About

Wired Security - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:00am
Secondary Infektion appears to be a distinct effort from the meddling of the IRA and GRU—and it went undetected for years.
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Ripple20 Bugs Put Hundreds of Millions of IoT Devices at Risk

Wired Security - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 9:00am
The so-called Ripple20 vulnerabilities affect equipment found in data centers, power grids, and more.
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