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A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

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Plus: An evacuated aircraft carrier, Iranian hackers, and more of the week's top security news.
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A Hacker Found a Way to Take Over Any Apple Webcam

Wired Security - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 8:16pm
They've been patched, but the Safari vulnerabilities would have given an alarming amount of access.
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So Wait, How Encrypted Are Zoom Meetings Really?

Wired Security - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:44pm
The service's mixed messages have frustrated cryptographers, as the US government and other sensitive organizations increasingly depend on it.
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Thousands of Android Apps Are Silently Accessing Your Data

Wired Security - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:00am
More than 4,000 Google Play apps let developers and advertisers collect a list of the user's other installed apps, no permission needed.
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The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

Wired Security - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:30am
A class action lawsuit. Rampant zoombombing. And as of today, two new zero-day vulnerabilities.
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Marriott Got Hacked. Yes, Again

Wired Security - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 3:32pm
The hotel chain has suffered its second major breach in 16 months. Here's how to find out if you're affected.
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Online Credit Card Skimmers Are Thriving During the Pandemic

Wired Security - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:19pm
As brick and mortars close due to the novel coronavirus, thieves have increasingly targeted digital checkout. 
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Chinese Hacking Surges Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Wired Security - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 9:00am
Plus: A Windows zero day, an iOS watering hole, and more of the week's top security news.
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Google Bans Infowars Android App Over Coronavirus Claims

Wired Security - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:07pm
Apple kicked Alex Jones out of the App Store in 2018. The Google Play Store has finally followed suit.
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A Twitch Streamer Is Exposing Coronavirus Scams Live

Wired Security - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 8:00am
Kitboga has built a following by trolling telemarketers. Covid-19 opportunists have given him a whole new crop of targets.
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An Elite Spy Group Used 5 Zero-Days to Hack North Koreans

Wired Security - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 6:30pm
South Korea is a prime suspect for exploiting the secret software vulnerabilities in a sophisticated espionage campaign.
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The Top Reason Not to Ditch an iPhone for Android? WhatsApp

Wired Security - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:00am
It should be simple to transfer your chat history from iOS to Android, but it's really not.
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The Postal Service's Surprising Role in Surviving Doomsday

Wired Security - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:00am
The little-known Postal Plan, which dates back to the Clinton era, charges mail carriers with delivering critical supplies—like vaccines—as a last resort.
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The US Army Corps of Engineers Deploys Against Coronavirus

Wired Security - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 4:38pm
The US is desperate for hospital beds. The USACE can build thousands of them in a matter of days.
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Google Removes Adware-Laced Kids' Apps From Play Store

Wired Security - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 6:00am
After over a million downloads, the Tekya-infected Android offerings are finally on ice.
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How to Avoid the Worst Online Scams

Wired Security - Sun, 03/22/2020 - 7:00am
Phishing, malware, and more only escalate in times of uncertainty. Here's how to protect yourself.
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Ransomware Groups Promise Not to Hit Hospitals Amid Pandemic

Wired Security - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 9:00am
Plus: iPhone cracking, credit card skimming, and more of the week's top security news.
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How Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis

Wired Security - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 7:00am
Smartphones could be a powerful weapon against the novel coronavirus. But tracking people's movements would offend many Americans' sense of privacy.
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WhatsApp Is at the Center of Coronavirus Response

Wired Security - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 1:00pm
The World Health Organization is partnering with the messaging app to help ensure trustworthy information gets out.
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Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem

Wired Security - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 2:12pm
As more people work from home and anxiety mounts, expect cyberattacks of all sorts to take advantage.
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