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100M More IoT Devices Are Exposed—and They Won't Be the Last

Wired Security - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:01am
The Name:Wreck flaws in TCP/IP are the latest in a series of vulnerabilities with global implications.
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How to Log In to Your Devices Without Passwords

Wired Security - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 7:00am
You can use your face, fingerprint, or a wearable to get access to your gadgets. It saves you some typing—and makes you feel like a spy.
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Oh Look, LinkedIn Also Has a 500M User Data Leak

Wired Security - Sat, 04/10/2021 - 9:22am
Plus: A bad Zoom bug, a billion-dollar cocaine bust, and more of the week's top security news.
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Facebook Had Years to Fix Flaw That Leaked 500M Users’ Data

Wired Security - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 8:15pm
Software makers can’t catch every bug every time, but Facebook had ample warning about the privacy problems with its “contact import” feature.
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Extremist Charged With Plot to Blow Up Amazon Data Centers

Wired Security - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 6:38pm
The FBI arrested the suspect in Texas after he purchased explosives from an undercover agent.
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Russia May Have Found a New Way to Censor the Internet

Wired Security - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 9:00am
In an attempt to silence Twitter, the Kremlin appears to have developed novel techniques to restrict online content.
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Twitch Will Act on ‘Serious’ Offenses That Happen Off-Stream

Wired Security - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 1:16pm
The new policy holds streamers to account for what happens on other services and in real life.
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Hackers Are Exploiting Discord Links to Serve Up Malware

Wired Security - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 8:00am
Beware of links from platforms that got big during quarantine.
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What Really Caused Facebook's 500M-User Data Leak?

Wired Security - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 7:57pm
The company's explanations have been confusing and inconsistent, but there are finally some answers.
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The Opportunities—and Obstacles—for Women at NSA and Cyber Command

Wired Security - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 1:44pm
WIRED spoke with three women working in cybersecurity in the US intelligence committee about the progress of recent years and the work that remains.
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Signal Adds a Payments Feature—With Cryptocurrency

Wired Security - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 12:15pm
The encrypted messaging app is integrating support for MobileCoin in a bid to keep up with the features offered by its more mainstream rivals.
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Watch Out—That 'Call of Duty: Warzone' Cheat Might Be Malware

Wired Security - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 9:00am
Players looking for a leg up are being duped into giving criminals a backdoor into their devices.
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The UK Is Trying to Stop Facebook's End-to-End Encryption

Wired Security - Sun, 04/04/2021 - 9:00am
The government's latest attack is aimed at discouraging the company from following through with its planned rollout across platforms.
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Cops Take Down the ‘World’s Biggest' Video Game Cheat Ring

Wired Security - Sat, 04/03/2021 - 9:00am
Plus: North Korean hackers, a rogue tweet, and more of the week's top security news.
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Myanmar’s Internet Shutdown Is an Act of ‘Vast Self-Harm’

Wired Security - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 6:56pm
On Friday the military junta shut off connectivity across the country. There’s no sign of when it will return.
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The Threat to the Water Supply Is Real—and Only Getting Worse

Wired Security - Fri, 04/02/2021 - 1:01pm
An ex-employee allegedly tampered with a Kansas water system. It was too easy, and it's happening too often.
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YouTube Has a Disturbingly Creepy Minecraft Problem

Wired Security - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 7:00am
A WIRED investigation has found dozens of kid-focused videos with disturbing thumbnails that the platform serves up on the "Topic" pages of popular games.
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How to Keep Nearby Strangers from Sending You Files

Wired Security - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 7:00am
Sharing is caring—except when it's an unwelcome photo from a rando on the subway. Here's how to lock down your phone and computer.
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Hackers Hosed by Google Were a Counterterrorism Operation

Wired Security - Sat, 03/27/2021 - 9:00am
Plus: Fox News gets sued for its election coverage (again), a record ransomware attack, and more of the week’s top security news.
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The Dark Web Is Teeming With Vaccine Listings Right Now

Wired Security - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 9:00am
Vendors are cashing in on people desperate to leapfrog the line—or falsely certify that they got the shot.
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