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Uber Hid 57-Million User Data Breach For Over a Year

Wired Security - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:56pm
The ridesharing service's latest scandal combines routine security negligence with an "appalling" coverup.
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Feds Indict Iranian for HBO Hack—But Extradition Isn't Likely

Wired Security - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:47pm
Months after tormenting HBO with the release of unaired episodes and *Game of Thrones* spoilers, the alleged hacker has been indicted.
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Artificial Intelligence Can Hunt Down Missile Sites in China Hundreds of Times Faster Than Humans

Wired Security - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:00am
Teaching deep learning algorithms to find surface-to-air missile sites and much more in satellite images.
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Intel Management Engine Flaws Leave Millions of PCs Exposed

Wired Security - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:10pm
Security experts have warned of Intel's Management Engine for years. A new set of confirmed vulnerabilities that impact PCs, servers, and IoT devices shows they may have been right.
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Stopping Robocalls Will Soon Be Easier Than Ever

Wired Security - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:27pm
US consumers suffer 80 million robocalls a day. But a new crackdown—along with some clever apps—could help put a lid on your biggest mobile nuisance.
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The Pentagon Left Data Exposed in the Cloud

Wired Security - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 9:00am
Face ID, WikiLeaks, and more of this week's top security news.
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Everything Attorney General Jeff Sessions Has Forgotten Under Oath

Wired Security - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:03pm
Over the course of four recent congressional hearings, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has somehow forgotten dozens of people, places, and events. Here's all of them in one place.
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Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera

Wired Security - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:00am
After hackers exposed a way to freeze the delivery service's security cameras, Amazon will push out a fix later this week.
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The Vulnerabilities Equities Process Still Has Issues Even After Added Transparency

Wired Security - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:33pm
A new charter for the Vulnerabilities Equities Process sheds some light, but doesn't fix the underlying problems.
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OnePlus Phones Have an Unfortunate Backdoor Built In

Wired Security - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:57pm
Every OnePlus model except for the original shipped with "Engineer Mode," essentially a backdoor for anyone who get their hands on your device.
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How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings

Wired Security - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:10am
Friends, friends of friends, advertisers; keeping track of Facebook's privacy settings can get confusing. Here's how to get yours just right.
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Inside the Decades-Long Fight for Better Emergency Alerts

Wired Security - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:00am
After years of pushing for a more effective emergency alert system, the carriers have finally come around to making improvements.
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Watch a 10-Year-Old Beat Apple's Face ID on His Mom's iPhone X

Wired Security - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:00am
Yes, twins can unlock each other's iPhones. But kids accessing their parents' devices raises different concerns.
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How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her

Wired Security - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:00am
A rare court case exposes the all-too-common horror of online harassment that followed when one woman broke off a relationship.
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Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks Talking Privately on Twitter Makes Perfect Sense

Wired Security - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:14pm
Especially if you question its commitment to radical transparency.
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Hackers Claim to Break Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

Wired Security - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:44pm
"I would say if this is all confirmed, it does mean Face ID is less secure than Touch ID."
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Donald Trump’s Taxes Have Probably Already Been Hacked

Wired Security - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 7:00am
Opinion: The IRS isn’t an impenetrable fortress. Someone has Trump's taxes; the question is, who?
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$280M Worth of Ethereum Is Trapped for a Pretty Dumb Reason

Wired Security - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:00am
Ethereum, Wikileaks, a years-old hack of the Trump business empire, and more of the week's top security news.
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Facebook Isn't Listening Through Your Phone's Microphone. It Doesn't Have To

Wired Security - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:45am
The internet is awash in theories about Facebook using your smartphone's microphone to eavesdrop on your conversations. It's not. Here's why.
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Department of Defense's 'Hack the Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program Helps Fix Thousands of Bugs

Wired Security - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 7:00am
The Department of Defense's bug bounty program was a smashing success. And other government agencies have taken notice.
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