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DNC Hackers Resurface, Zuckerberg Talks Free Speech, and More News

Wired Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:16pm
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Apple's Good Intentions on Privacy Stop at China's Borders

Wired Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 4:16pm
As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong, the tech giant’s troubling relationship with an authoritarian regime has come into focus.
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Inside Olympic Destroyer, the Most Deceptive Hack in History

Wired Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:00am
The untold story of how digital detectives unraveled the mystery of Olympic Destroyer—and why the next big cyberattack will be even harder to crack.
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Russia’s Cozy Bear Hackers Resurface With Clever New Tricks

Wired Security - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 5:30am
Largely out of the spotlight since 2016, Cozy Bear hackers have been caught perpetrating a years-long campaign.
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How a Bitcoin Trail Led to a Massive Dark Web Child-Porn Site Takedown

Wired Security - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 2:32pm
Federal investigators focused not on offensive hacking efforts or surveilling communications, but on the transactions using cryptocurrency.
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Facebook Sweetens Deal for Hackers to Catch Security Bugs

Wired Security - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:36pm
The company is turbocharging its bug bounty to try to stop the next data leak before it happens.
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The MacOS Catalina Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

Wired Security - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 7:00am
The latest macOS update is chock-full of ways to better safeguard your data.
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An iTunes Bug Let Hackers Spread Ransomware

Wired Security - Sat, 10/12/2019 - 9:00am
FBI overreach, hacker payback, and more of the week's top security news.
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Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200

Wired Security - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:07am
A new proof-of-concept hardware implant shows how easy it may be to hide malicious chips inside IT equipment.
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Never Trust a Platform to Put Privacy Ahead of Profit

Wired Security - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 2:32pm
Twitter used phone numbers provided for two-factor authentication to target ads—just like Facebook did before.
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The Perils of Distracted Fighting

Wired Security - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 9:00am
Opinion: Without proper guidelines, smartphones on the battlefield may kill more soldiers than they save.
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A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet

Wired Security - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 7:00am
The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help.
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Russia's Disinformation War Is Just Getting Started

Wired Security - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 8:28pm
The Internet Research Agency specifically targeted African Americans, and has not stopped trying to influence elections, a Senate intelligence report says.
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Trump Takes Aim at the 'Open Skies' Cold War Treaty with Russia

Wired Security - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:21am
The Open Skies treaty has provided invaluable intelligence for its 34 signatory countries. Now, Donald Trump reportedly wants out.
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7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You

Wired Security - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 7:00am
From rogue USB sticks to Chrome extensions gone wild, here is a quick guide to some basic risks you should look out for.
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A Bug in Popular Android Phones Gives Hackers Full Control

Wired Security - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 9:00am
FCC comment bots, a "bulletproof" hosting takedown, and more of the week's top security news.
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A US Election Phishing Attack, Quitting Vaping, and More News

Wired Security - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 6:23pm
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Iranian Hackers Targeted a US Presidential Candidate

Wired Security - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 3:33pm
A revelation from Microsoft offers a chilling reminder that Russia is not the only country interested in swaying the 2020 election.
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The Same Old Encryption Debate Has a New Target: Facebook

Wired Security - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 6:40pm
Attorney general William Barr seems eager to reignite the encryption wars, starting with the social media giant.
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The Ukraine Whistle-Blower Did Everything Right

Wired Security - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 2:28pm
The Trump administration's attacks on the whistle-blower aren't just baseless—they could have a corrosive long-term effect.
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