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7 Scenarios For How the Mueller Probe Might End

Wired Security - 1 hour 32 min ago
New reports say that Robert Mueller will be "wrapping up" his investigation soon. Here's what that might actually mean.
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Android Users: Check This Facebook Location Privacy Setting ASAP

Wired Security - 6 hours 9 min ago
Android users can now stop Facebook from tracking their location when they aren't using the Facebook app.
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ATM Hacking Has Gotten So Easy, the Malware's a Game

Wired Security - 10 hours 18 min ago
A strain of ATM malware called WinPot turns the act of cashing out into something like a slot machine.
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Russian Hackers Go From Foothold to Full-On Breach in 19 Minutes

Wired Security - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:00am
A new ranking of nation-state hacker speed puts Russia on top by a span of hours.
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NATO Group Catfished Soldiers to Prove a Point About Privacy

Wired Security - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 7:00am
With $60 and a few fake Facebook accounts, researchers were able to identify service members in a military exercise, track their movement, and even persuade them to disobey orders.
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The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts in a World of Fakes

Wired Security - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 6:00am
It used to make sense to believe something until it was debunked; now, it makes sense to assume certain claims are fake—unless they are verified.
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What Is Credential Stuffing?

Wired Security - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 7:00am
What happens to all those emails and passwords that get leaked? They're frequently used to try to break into users' other accounts across the internet.
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Chinese Surveillance, Facebook Tracking, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 9:00am
3-D printed rifles, Iran missile hacking, and more of the week's top security news.
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Hacks, Nudes, and Breaches: It's Been a Rough Month for Dating Apps

Wired Security - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 4:44pm
Trouble at OKCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Jack'd have made February a bad stretch for romantics online.
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Trump Declared an Emergency Based on Data That Doesn’t Exist

Wired Security - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 4:12pm
As he declared a national emergency Friday, President Trump repeatedly dismissed statistics and reports produced by his own government.
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Instead of a Wall, Congress Puts Border Money Where It Counts

Wired Security - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:05pm
President Trump has yet to sign the bill. If he doesn't, another government shutdown looms.
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Don’t Get Your Valentine an Internet-Connected Sex Toy

Wired Security - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:02am
Mozilla expands its “Privacy Not Included” gift guide to the bedroom: It’s all sexy fun and games until someone hacks a WiFi-enabled butt plug.
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US Air Force Defector Allegedly Helped Iran Hack Americans

Wired Security - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:29pm
In an astonishing indictment, the DoJ details how Monica Witt allegedly turned on her former counterintelligence colleagues.
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1 in 3 Americans Suffered Severe Online Harassment in 2018

Wired Security - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:00am
And roughly 80 percent of Americans say tech companies should do more to prevent it, according to a new survey from the Anti-Defamation League.
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What Happens If Russia Cuts Itself Off From the Internet

Wired Security - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:24pm
State media has reported that Russia will attempt to disconnect from the global internet this spring. That's going to be tricky.
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The Xiaomi M365 Scooter Can Be Hacked to Speed Up or Stop

Wired Security - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:00am
A hacker can accelerate Xiaomi M365 scooter—or hit the breaks—while a rider is on it.
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Amber Authenticate Protects Video Footage From Deepfakes and Tampering

Wired Security - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:15pm
Many of the body cameras worn by police are woefully vulnerable to hacking and manipulation. Amber Authenticate wants to fix that—with the blockchain.
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Why the US Needs a National Strategy for AI

Wired Security - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 9:00am
Opinion: With its American AI Initiative, the White House is devoting funding, research, and data infrastructure to boosting our prowess in artificial intelligence.
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Cybersecurity Workers Scramble to Fix a Post-Shutdown Mess

Wired Security - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 7:00am
The shutdown may have ended two weeks ago, but federal cybersecurity professionals will be coping with its impact for a long time to come.
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An Apple-Hacking Teen, SIM-Swap Indictments, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 9:00am
Location data scandals, a Zcash bug, and more of the week's top security news.
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