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A Navy SEAL, a Quadcopter, and a Quest to Save Lives in Combat

Wired Security - 13 hours 20 min ago
On the battlefield, any doorway can be a death trap. A special ops vet, and his businessman brother, have built an AI to solve that problem.
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Ransomware Hits Dozens of Hospitals in an Unprecedented Wave

Wired Security - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 3:17pm
As Covid-19 infections spike in many parts of the US, malware gangs are wreaking havoc on the health care system.
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All the Ways Slack Tracks You—and How to Stop It

Wired Security - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:00am
From changing privacy settings to putting limits on those infuriating notifications, here’s how to take control of Slack.
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'Watch Dogs: Legion' Tackles Surveillance Without Humanity

Wired Security - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 5:08pm
The game envisions a near-future full of techno-dystopian surveillance, but doesn't have much to say about the people it affects.
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New Research Reveals the Hidden Downsides of Link Previews

Wired Security - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:00am
The feature is convenient, but it can also leak sensitive data, consume bandwidth, and drain batteries. And some sites are worse than others.
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A Hacker Is Threatening to Leak Patients' Therapy Notes

Wired Security - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 5:48pm
An extortionist has turned a breach of Finland's Vastaamo mental health services provider into a nightmare for victims.
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The Russian Hackers Playing 'Chekhov's Gun' With US Targets

Wired Security - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 4:41pm
Berserk Bear has had plenty of opportunity to cause serious trouble. So why hasn't it yet?
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How to Clean Up Your Digital History

Wired Security - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 7:00am
There are plenty of reasons to declutter your online traces. Here's how to tidy up.
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The Unsinkable Maddie Stone, Google's Bug-Hunting Badass

Wired Security - Sun, 10/25/2020 - 7:00am
The Project Zero reverse engineer shuts down some of the world's most dangerous exploits—along with antiquated hacker stereotypes.
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Did a Security Researcher Guess Trump's Twitter Password?

Wired Security - Sat, 10/24/2020 - 9:10am
Plus: An Among Us spam attack, China's favorite vulnerabilities, and more of the week's top security news.
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The US Sanctions Russians For Potentially ‘Fatal’ Malware

Wired Security - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 5:29pm
The message is meant to deter any similar attack against US infrastructure.
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How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a 27-Ton Generator

Wired Security - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 8:00am
A secret experiment in 2007 proved that hackers could devastate power grid equipment beyond repair—with a file no bigger than a gif.
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How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information

Wired Security - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 7:00am
A report finds 50,000 cases where law enforcement agencies turned to outside firms to bypass the encryption on a mobile device.
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Facebook Promises Privacy Reform. Critics Aren't Convinced

Wired Security - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 4:37pm
In an interview with WIRED, Facebook's chief privacy officers argue that the company has turned a corner. Again.
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12 Cyber Threats That Could Wreak Havoc on the Election

Wired Security - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 7:00am
From targeted misinformation to manipulated data, these are the cybersecurity concerns election officials worry about most.
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A Deepfake Porn Bot Is Being Used to Abuse Thousands of Women

Wired Security - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 9:00am
An AI tool that ‘removes’ items of clothing from photos has targeted more than 100,000 women, some of whom appear to be under the age of 18.
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US Indicts Sandworm, Russia's Most Destructive Cyberwar Unit

Wired Security - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 1:00pm
The Department of Justice has named and charged six men for allegedly carrying out many of the most costly cyberattacks in history.
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A Cut Cable Knocked Out Virginia's Voter Registration Site

Wired Security - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 9:00am
Plus: Barnes and Noble got hacked, Zoom adds real end-to-end encryption, and more of the week's top security news.
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Twitter's 'Hacked Materials' Rule Tries to Thread an Impossible Needle

Wired Security - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 2:03pm
The company's flip-flopping on the policy after banning a shady New York Post story highlights the challenges facing social media in 2020.
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Fancy Bear Imposters Are on a Hacking Extortion Spree

Wired Security - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 7:00am
Nice looking website you've got there. It'd be a shame if someone DDoS'd it.
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