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Popular Remote Administrative Tools Turn Out to Be Easily Hacked

Wired Security - 4 hours 52 min ago
As the debate over "hacking back" heats up, it turns out that a lot of the time actually doing so wouldn't be all that hard.
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Jared Kushner's Senate Testimony May Forget Russia Meetings, But the FBI Would Remember

Wired Security - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:40pm
Anything the Russian ambassador says on the phone almost certainly gets caught on a FISA wiretap.
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A 'Locked' Smart Gun Can Be Fired With Just $15 Worth of Magnets

Wired Security - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 2:06pm
One smart gun model's protections turn out to be easily overcome–by cheap magnets.
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ShieldFS Is a Clever New Tool That Shuts Down Ransomware Before It's Too Late

Wired Security - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:12pm
By sniffing out ransomware in real-time, ShieldFS might be the cure to the internet's latest security scourge.
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Ethereum Thefts Cost Investors Millions

Wired Security - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:00pm
Ethereum thefts, an Ashley Madison settlement, another leaky Amazon S3 bucket, and more of this week's top security news.
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Antivirus for Android Has Terrible Track Record

Wired Security - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:00am
A new study shows that 94 percent of Android antivirus failed to stop a comprehensive set of malware attacks.
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Letting Cyberattack Victims Hack Back Is a Very Unwise Idea

Wired Security - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:00am
Opinion: Retaliating against hacks is the wrong way to prevent them.
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A GAO Sting Scored $1.2 Million in Weapons From an Unsuspecting Department of Defense

Wired Security - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:33pm
A federal sting reveals lax oversight in the Defense Department’s gear giveaway program.
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As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye

Wired Security - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 7:00am
"It's manifestly ridiculous."
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Alphabay and Hansa Takedowns Ensnare Thousands of Dark Web Users

Wired Security - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:25pm
Cops sent unsuspecting users scrambling from one dark web site's takedown to another site---that they controlled.
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Trump's Election Integrity Committee Made All the Wrong Points

Wired Security - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 5:38pm
If you want to fix voting, don't investigate fraud. Improve the outdated, insecure tech.
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Segway MiniPro Vulnerabilities Would Have Let Hackers Take Over the Hoverboard

Wired Security - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:00am
The self-balancing scooter isn't quite so steady when hackers take charge.
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'Devil's Ivy' Vulnerability Could Afflict Millions of Internet-Connected Cameras and Card Readers

Wired Security - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:00am
An obscure bug in 34 companies' physical secure gadgets could leave them open to hackers.
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Myspace Security Flaw Let Anyone Take Over Any Account Just By Knowing Their Birthday

Wired Security - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:58pm
If you know someone's date of birth, you can crack their Myspace account.
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Twitter Will Never Ban Donald Trump

Wired Security - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:20am
If Twitter were going to ban Trump, they would have done it by now.
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IBM Z's 'Pervasive Encryption' Wants to Stop Data Breaches in Their Tracks

Wired Security - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:01am
The new IBM Z mainframe uses "pervasive encryption" to stop data breaches in their tracks.
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An Amazon Echo Can't Call the Police—But Maybe It Should

Wired Security - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:00am
Though coming from a connected home assistant, there may be such a thing as too much help.
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Verizon and WWE Data Exposures Come Down to Human Error

Wired Security - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 8:00am
What's behind the recent spat of database vulnerabilities? Good ol' fashioned human error.
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Security News This Week: White House Exposes the Info of Privacy-Concerned Voters

Wired Security - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:00am
The White House exposes voter info, Trump Jr. met with an alleged Russian hacker, and more security news this week.
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