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Parler Finds a Reprieve in Russia—but Not a Solution

Wired Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 9:02pm
The far-right platform still hasn’t found a US-based home. Where it lands could have serious consequences for its users’ privacy.
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A Site Published Every Face from Parler's Capitol Riot Videos

Wired Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 2:31pm
Faces of the Riot used open source software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos taken from the insurrection on January 6.
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The SolarWinds Hackers Used Tactics Other Groups Will Copy

Wired Security - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 9:00am
The supply chain threat was just the beginning.
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Trump’s Worst, Most Bizarre Statements About ‘the Cyber’

Wired Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 7:00am
Over the course of his presidency, he managed to be consistently wrong, outrageous, and dangerous in equal measure. We look back at his most notorious remarks.
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Former DOD Head: The US Needs a New Plan to Beat China on AI

Wired Security - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 7:00am
In an interview with WIRED, former secretary of defense Ash Carter discussed how to build morality into AI—and make sure other countries do too.
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The FBI Has Made Over 100 Arrests Related to the Capitol Riot

Wired Security - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 9:00am
Plus: A dark web takedown, a bitcoin scam, and more of the week's top security news.
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The Race Is On to Identify and Stop Inauguration Rioters

Wired Security - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 8:00am
As tech companies scramble to tackle the extreme far-right, police and law enforcement are encasing Washington, DC, in a ring of steel.
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Big Tech Can’t Ban Its Way Out of This

Wired Security - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 7:00am
Platforms are scrambling to avoid being used by right-wing extremists targeting the inauguration. But the seeds of this crisis were sown long ago.
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Ex-CISA Head Chris Krebs: ‘Impeachment Is the Right Mechanism’

Wired Security - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 1:29pm
In an interview with WIRED, the famously fired DHS official shared insights on election security, disinformation, SolarWinds—and what to do about Trump.
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Hackers Used Zero-Days to Infect Windows and Android Devices

Wired Security - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:00am
Google researchers say the campaign, which booby-trapped sites to ensnare targets, was carried out by a “highly sophisticated actor.”
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I Am Not a Soldier, but I Have Been Trained to Kill

Wired Security - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 7:00am
A sprawling tactical industry is teaching American civilians how to fight like Special Ops forces. By preparing for violence at home, are they calling it into being?
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How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone's Encryption

Wired Security - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 1:01pm
New research has dug into the openings that iOS and Android security provide for anyone with the right tools.
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How Amazon Sidewalk Works—and Why You May Want to Turn It Off

Wired Security - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 8:00am
The premise is convenient. But the e-commerce giant's privacy track record isn't exactly inspiring.
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An Absurdly Basic Bug Let Anyone Grab All of Parler's Data

Wired Security - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 11:43am
The “free speech” social network also allowed unlimited access to every public post, image, and video.
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The SolarWinds Hackers Shared Tricks With a Russian Spy Group

Wired Security - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 1:55pm
Security researchers have found links between the attackers and Turla, a sophisticated team suspected of operating out of Moscow's FSB intelligence agency.
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The SolarWinds Investigation Ramps Up

Wired Security - Sat, 01/09/2021 - 11:00am
Plus:  Covid-19 contact tracing privacy, a Nissan source code leak, an and more of the week's top security news.
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WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years

Wired Security - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 1:52pm
A pop-up notification has alerted the messaging app's users to a practice that's been in place sine 2016.
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Post-Riot, the Capitol Hill IT Staff Faces a Security Mess

Wired Security - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 8:14pm
Wednesday's insurrection could have exposed Congressional data and devices in ways that have yet to be appreciated.
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The Race to Preserve the DC Mob's Digital Traces

Wired Security - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 5:40pm
The pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol livestreamed their actions. As social media platforms scramble to remove dangerous content, what will become of all that footage?
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Ticketmaster Pays Up for Hacking a Rival Company

Wired Security - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 9:00am
Employees admitted to using stolen passwords and URL guessing to access confidential data.
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