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How to Clean Up Your Digital History

Wired Security - 7 hours 50 min ago
There are plenty of reasons to declutter your online traces. Here's how to tidy up.
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The Unsinkable Maddie Stone, Google's Bug-Hunting Badass

Wired Security - 7 hours 50 min ago
The Project Zero reverse engineer shuts down some of the world's most dangerous exploits—along with antiquated hacker stereotypes.
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Did a Security Researcher Guess Trump's Twitter Password?

Wired Security - Sat, 10/24/2020 - 9:10am
Plus: An Among Us spam attack, China's favorite vulnerabilities, and more of the week's top security news.
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The US Sanctions Russians For Potentially ‘Fatal’ Malware

Wired Security - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 5:29pm
The message is meant to deter any similar attack against US infrastructure.
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How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a 27-Ton Generator

Wired Security - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 8:00am
A secret experiment in 2007 proved that hackers could devastate power grid equipment beyond repair—with a file no bigger than a gif.
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How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information

Wired Security - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 7:00am
A report finds 50,000 cases where law enforcement agencies turned to outside firms to bypass the encryption on a mobile device.
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Facebook Promises Privacy Reform. Critics Aren't Convinced

Wired Security - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 4:37pm
In an interview with WIRED, Facebook's chief privacy officers argue that the company has turned a corner. Again.
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12 Cyber Threats That Could Wreak Havoc on the Election

Wired Security - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 7:00am
From targeted misinformation to manipulated data, these are the cybersecurity concerns election officials worry about most.
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A Deepfake Porn Bot Is Being Used to Abuse Thousands of Women

Wired Security - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 9:00am
An AI tool that ‘removes’ items of clothing from photos has targeted more than 100,000 women, some of whom appear to be under the age of 18.
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US Indicts Sandworm, Russia's Most Destructive Cyberwar Unit

Wired Security - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 1:00pm
The Department of Justice has named and charged six men for allegedly carrying out many of the most costly cyberattacks in history.
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A Cut Cable Knocked Out Virginia's Voter Registration Site

Wired Security - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 9:00am
Plus: Barnes and Noble got hacked, Zoom adds real end-to-end encryption, and more of the week's top security news.
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Twitter's 'Hacked Materials' Rule Tries to Thread an Impossible Needle

Wired Security - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 2:03pm
The company's flip-flopping on the policy after banning a shady New York Post story highlights the challenges facing social media in 2020.
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Fancy Bear Imposters Are on a Hacking Extortion Spree

Wired Security - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 7:00am
Nice looking website you've got there. It'd be a shame if someone DDoS'd it.
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The Media Just Passed a Test It Failed Four Years Ago

Wired Security - Thu, 10/15/2020 - 1:07pm
In an interview with WIRED, dean of the Columbia Journalism School Steve Coll says the media has learned some important lessons since 2016 about covering stolen email leaks.
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A Trickbot Assault Shows US Military Hackers' Growing Reach

Wired Security - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 1:50pm
Despite the operation's short-term effects, it sets new precedents for the scope of Cyber Command's mission.
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Internet Freedom Has Taken a Hit During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Wired Security - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 12:01am
From arrests to surveillance, governments are using the novel coronavirus as cover for a crackdown on digital liberty.
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The Man Who Speaks Softly—and Commands a Big Cyber Army

Wired Security - Tue, 10/13/2020 - 6:00am
Meet General Paul Nakasone. He reined in chaos at the NSA and taught the US military how to launch pervasive cyberattacks. And he did it all without you noticing.
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Split-Second ‘Phantom’ Images Can Fool Tesla’s Autopilot

Wired Security - Sun, 10/11/2020 - 4:00pm
Researchers found they could stop a Tesla by flashing a few frames of a stop sign for less than half a second on an internet-connected billboard.
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Amazon's Latest Gimmicks Are Pushing the Limits of Privacy

Wired Security - Sun, 10/11/2020 - 7:00am
Privacy advocates warn that the Ring Always Home Cam and Amazon One both normalize aggressive new forms of data collection.
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Researchers Found 55 Flaws in Apple's Corporate Network

Wired Security - Sat, 10/10/2020 - 10:00am
The company has patched the vulnerabilities and paid the team of white-hat hackers $288,000.
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