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The Collateral Damage of Trump's Extreme Declassifications

Wired Security - 3 hours 8 min ago
Trump has the legal right to make public whatever documents he chooses. But he's going to cause untold damage in the process.
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The Mirai Botnet Masterminds Have Been Fighting Crime With the FBI

Wired Security - 7 hours 3 min ago
In 2016, three friends created a botnet that nearly broke the internet. Now, they're helping the feds catch cybercriminals of all stripes.
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Edward Snowden on Protecting Activists Against Surveillance

Wired Security - 14 hours 14 min ago
“Turnkey tyranny” has never been closer. For some communities, it feels like it’s already here.
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Palmer Luckey Is Just Getting Started

Wired Security - 14 hours 14 min ago
The Oculus founder on virtual reality, defense tech, biohacking an injured toe.
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Facebook Broadens Its Bug Bounty to Include Third-Party Apps

Wired Security - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:00am
Starting Monday, Facebook will pay at least $600 to researchers who spot third-party apps behaving badly on its platform.
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Kid-Focused Apps Track Location, UK Spying, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am
In security news this week, some apps for children may violate privacy laws, State Department devices might be less secure than your Instagram account, and more.
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A Decade-Old Attack Can Break the Encryption of Most PCs

Wired Security - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 9:40am
The computer industry thought cold boot hacks were solved 10 years ago. Researchers have proven that's not the case.
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Why Big Tech and the Government Need to Work Together

Wired Security - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 9:00am
Opinion: Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter argues for cooperation between tech workers and the DoD
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Trump's New Executive Order Slaps a Bandaid on Election Interference Problems

Wired Security - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:30pm
Trump’s order creates a framework to sanction foreign meddling in elections, but experts say it’s not enough.
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How Hackers Slipped by British Airways' Data Defenses

Wired Security - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 3:00am
Security researchers have detailed how a criminal hacking gang used just 22 lines of code to steal credit card info from hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers.
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Hackers Can Steal a Tesla Model S in Seconds by Cloning Its Key Fob

Wired Security - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 1:00pm
Weak encryption in the cars' key fobs allows all-too-easy theft, but you can set a PIN code on your Tesla to protect it.
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Everything You Should Do Before You Lose Your Phone

Wired Security - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 7:00am
Misplacing your smartphone—or worse, having it stolen—is awful. But you can at least minimize the damage with a few easy steps.
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Facial Recognition, a British Airways Hack, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am
A British Airways breach, a fake Army site, and more of the week's top security news.
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Fake Beto O'Rourke Texts Expose New Playground for Trolls

Wired Security - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 3:45pm
Someone hijacked a volunteer tool to make it look like Beto O'Rourke encouraged voter fraud—and that could just be the beginning.
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Popular Mac App Adware Doctor Actually Acts Like Spyware

Wired Security - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 8:00am
Adware Doctor has long been one of the top-selling apps in the Mac App Store. But researchers say it harvested browsing data, and sent it to China.
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Twitter Finally Bans Alex Jones—Over a Publicity Stunt

Wired Security - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:43pm
After years of abuse and spreading conspiracy theories, Alex Jones finally went too far for Twitter with a relatively tame rant.
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DoJ Charges North Korean Hacker for Sony, WannaCry, and More

Wired Security - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 3:12pm
The Department of Justice has taken its first legal action against North Korea's cybercrimes, in a massive complaint made public Thursday.
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Facebook and Twitter's Biggest Problems Follow Them to Congress

Wired Security - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 3:48pm
As Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg testified before Congress, some of Twitter and Facebook's most notorious trolls and misinformation artists watched on.
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How Trump Could Trigger Armageddon With a Tweet

Wired Security - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 1:07pm
Times have changed. The president is being held in check by terrified aides who are trying to keep his worst impulses in check. But disaster may only be a tweet away. Here's how it could happen.
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How to Watch Twitter and Facebook Testify Before Congress Wednesday

Wired Security - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:01am
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will field questions about foreign interference, perceived bias, and more.
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