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It's Time to Get a Password Manager: Bitwarden, 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass

Wired Security - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 6:00am
Your brain has better things to do than store secure passwords. Get a dedicated password manager to keep your login data synced and secure across all devices.
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In Hong Kong, Which Side Is Technology On?

Wired Security - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 6:00am
Both. Yes, authoritarians have co-opted tech. But the story is far from over.
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A Brief History of Russian Hackers' Evolving False Flags

Wired Security - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 5:51pm
Most hackers know how to cover their tracks. But Russia’s elite groups are working at a whole other level.
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Microsoft's Secured-Core PC Feature Protects Critical Code

Wired Security - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:00am
The “secured-core PC” feature for Windows looks to head off firmware hacks.
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How to Control the Privacy of Your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat Posts

Wired Security - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 7:00am
Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat, lock down who can see what you're up to.
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The Air Force Ditches Its Nuclear Command Floppy Disks

Wired Security - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 8:00am
A Samsung Galaxy 10 fingerprint goof, a Tor impostor, and more of the week's top security news.
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Congress Still Doesn't Have an Answer for Ransomware

Wired Security - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 8:00am
As data hijackers continue to target local governments and hospitals, legislators remain stymied over how best to address the problem.
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At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms

Wired Security - Sat, 10/19/2019 - 7:00am
Fried onion meets 1984.
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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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