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15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

Wired Security - 13 hours 19 min ago
Plus: Facebook's Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week's top security news.
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The 'Super Smash Bros.' Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Wired Security - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 4:12pm
Dozens of people have come forward over the past week, many pointing to a culture that they say enabled rampant predatory behavior.
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Amazon Bans Employees From Using TikTok on Their Phones

Wired Security - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 2:28pm
US lawmakers have repeatedly raised security concerns over the app's Chinese ownership. Are US businesses next?
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Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

Wired Security - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 9:00am
A sophisticated scheme was designed to trick businesses in more than 60 countries into wiring large sums of money to attackers.
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DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid

Wired Security - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 9:00am
There's finally a way to get off of email lists with your privacy intact.
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Hong Kong's Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads

Wired Security - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:11pm
As China exerts more power over the city, companies like Facebook and Google have stopped handing over data—for now.
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Looks Like Russian Hackers Are on an Email Scam Spree

Wired Security - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 7:00am
A group dubbed "Cosmic Lynx" uses surprisingly sophisticated methods—and targets big game.
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Hackers Are Exploiting a 5-Alarm Bug in Networking Equipment

Wired Security - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 1:10pm
For companies that haven't patched their BIG-IP products, it may already be too late.
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How to Passcode Lock Any App on Your Phone

Wired Security - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 7:00am
Letting someone see your phone shouldn't also mean letting them snoop on your texts, photos, or emails. Here's how to stop it from happening.
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Encryption-Busting EARN IT Act Advances in Senate

Wired Security - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 9:00am
Plus: A massive crime bust in Europe, a warning from US Cyber Command, and more of the week's top security news.
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The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far

Wired Security - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 7:00am
Iran, China, Russia—the gang was all here in the first half of this year. Oh, and also an unprecedented pandemic that’s been a boon for hackers.
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New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears

Wired Security - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 4:45pm
The malware known as ThiefQuest or EvilQuest also has spyware capabilities that allow it to grab passwords and credit card numbers.
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Schools Already Struggled With Cybersecurity. Then Came Covid-19

Wired Security - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 7:00am
A lack of dedicated funding and resources made it hard to keep data secure—and that was before classes moved almost entirely online.
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How to Get Safari's New Privacy Features in Chrome and Firefox

Wired Security - Sun, 06/28/2020 - 7:00am
Apple's browser is getting serious about security protections. If you can't or won't switch, don't worry: you don't have to fall behind.
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Is It Legal for Cops to Force You to Unlock Your Phone?

Wired Security - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 10:00am
Because the relevant Supreme Court precedents predate the smartphone era, the courts are divided on how to apply the Fifth Amendment.
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Julian Assange Faces New Conspiracy Allegations

Wired Security - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 9:00am
Plus: Evil Corp hacking, an anti-encryption bill, and more of the week's top security news.
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An Embattled Group of Leakers Picks Up the WikiLeaks Mantle

Wired Security - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 7:00am
After releasing over a million hacked law enforcement files, DDoSecrets got banned from Twitter. But it has no plans to slow down.
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How Thousands of Misplaced Emails Took Over This Engineer's Inbox

Wired Security - Thu, 06/25/2020 - 7:00am
Kenton Varda gets dozens of messages a day from Spanish-speakers around the world, all thanks to a Gmail address he registered 16 years ago.
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Google Will Delete Your Data by Default—in 18 Months

Wired Security - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:36pm
Starting today, the search giant will make a previously opt-in auto-delete feature the norm.
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Apple Pushes Back Against Ad Tracking in Safari and iOS 14

Wired Security - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 8:36pm
At WWDC, the company detailed a litany of privacy-friendly improvements to its software.
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