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The Lightning YubiKey Is Here to Kill Passwords on Your iPhone

Wired Security - 3 hours 14 min ago
First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now.
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China Attacks Hong Kong Protesters With Fake Social Posts

Wired Security - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 6:48pm
Twitter and Facebook say they’ve taken down misinformation campaigns from China that cast pro-democracy activists as ISIS members and cockroaches.
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You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone Again (But Maybe You Shouldn’t)

Wired Security - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 3:53pm
Apple reintroduced a previously fixed bug in iOS 12.4, which has led to a jailbreak revival.
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A Brief History of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong

Wired Security - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 7:00am
The stories might sound unbelievable, but they’re all real—and a cautionary tale for anyone who wants to get clever at the DMV.
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Facebook's Voice Transcripts Were More Invasive Than Amazon's

Wired Security - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 9:00am
The Capital One hacker, a Bluetooth vulnerability, and more of the week's top security news.
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How Facebook Catches Bugs in Its 100 Million Lines of Code

Wired Security - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 5:03pm
For the last four years, Facebook has quietly used a homegrown tool called Zoncolan to find bugs in its massive codebase.
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Kostya and Me: How Sam Patten Got Ensnared in Mueller’s Probe

Wired Security - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:43pm
A political consultant crosses paths with Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort, and Cambridge Analytica, then becomes part of the Russia investigation.
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How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell

Wired Security - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 8:51pm
Security researcher Joseph Tartaro thought NULL would make a fun license plate. He's never been more wrong.
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DejaBlue: New BlueKeep-Style Bugs Mean You Need to Update Windows Now

Wired Security - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 7:21pm
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol continue to plague the web.
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Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons

Wired Security - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 5:07pm
A security researcher has demonstrated how to force everyday commercial speakers to emit harmful sounds.
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Watch a Drone Take Over a Nearby Smart TV

Wired Security - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 2:00pm
Smart TVs continue to look dumber by the day.
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Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls

Wired Security - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 4:05pm
Researchers have discovered a flaw in the GSM standard used by AT&T and T-Mobile that would allow hackers to listen in.
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A Remote-Start App Exposed Thousands of Cars to Hackers

Wired Security - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 2:50pm
The bugs could have let an industrious hacker locate cars, unlock them, and start them up from anywhere with an internet connection.
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Big Tech Needs to Use Hazardous Materials Warnings

Wired Security - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 9:00am
Opinion: Tech users don’t have time to read novel-length terms of service. Give them a danger icon that tells them their personal risk.
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Election Systems Are Even More Vulnerable Than We Thought

Wired Security - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 9:00am
Black Hat and Defcon are underway in Vegas, WhatsApp flaws allow hackers to alter messages, and more of this week’s top security news.
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Hackers Take on Darpa's $10 Million Voting Machine

Wired Security - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 9:16pm
At this year's Defcon hacking conference, Darpa brought the beginnings of what it hopes will be impervious hardware.
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This Tesla Mod Turns a Model S Into a Mobile 'Surveillance Station'

Wired Security - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 7:00pm
The Surveillance Detection Scout can track license plates and faces around your Tesla—with all the privacy concerns that implies.
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A Teen Hacker Found Bugs in School Software That Affects Millions

Wired Security - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 5:45pm
Some kids play in a band after school. Bill Demirkapi hacked two education software giants.
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Inside the Hidden World of Elevator Phone Phreaking

Wired Security - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 3:00pm
Eavesdropping, reprogramming, talking to strangers: Welcome to the harmless and not-so-harmless fun of hacking elevator call boxes.
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Trump’s Intel Vacancies Put Americans in Danger

Wired Security - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:47am
Sue Gordon's departure is the latest sign that US national security might be stretching its leaders too thin—and risks putting the wrong people into roles that American lives depend upon.
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