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Hospitals Still Use Pneumatic Tubes—and They Can Be Hacked

Wired Security - 11 hours 17 min ago
The tech may seem antiquated, but it poses very modern cybersecurity problems.
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A Guide to RCS, and Why It Makes Texting So Much Better

Wired Security - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 7:00am
Google is pushing the new standard for Android devices, which promises better security and cooler features than plain old SMS.
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The Top 30 Cybersecurity Bugs Include Plenty of Usual Suspects

Wired Security - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 10:00am
Plus: A sneaky iOS app, a wiper attack in Iran, and more of the week's top security news.
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The Privacy Battle That Apple Isn’t Fighting

Wired Security - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 8:00am
California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can’t find that option in Safari or iOS.
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Phantom Warships Are Courting Chaos in Conflict Zones

Wired Security - Thu, 07/29/2021 - 7:00am
The latest weapons in the global information war are fake vessels behaving badly.
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A Controversial Tool Calls Out Vulnerabilities Across the Web

Wired Security - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:12pm
PunkSpider is back, and crawling hundreds of millions of sites for vulnerabilities.
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The Shapeshifting Cam Girl Rewriting the Rules of Porn

Wired Security - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 9:00am
Face-morphing adult content creator Coconut Kitty is ushering in the unsettling future of the medium, one where nothing is as it seems.
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Porn Showed Upon on Legit News Sites Thanks to Internet Rot

Wired Security - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 9:37am
Plus: China's pipeline probing, a Chromebook debacle, and more of the week's top security news.
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The Kaseya Ransomware Nightmare Is Almost Over

Wired Security - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 4:28pm
A decryption tool has emerged, meaning any victims whose systems remain locked up can soon breathe easy.
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An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Security

Wired Security - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 9:17am
Amnesty International sheds alarming light on an NSO Group surveillance tool—and the gaps in Apple and Google's defenses.
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Venmo Gets More Private—but It's Still Not Fully Safe

Wired Security - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:47am
Eliminating the global feed is a good step. But until the platform offers privacy by default, it remains a liability for many of its users.
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How China's Hacking Entered a Reckless New Phase

Wired Security - Mon, 07/19/2021 - 3:43pm
The country's hackers have gotten far more aggressive since 2015, when the Ministry of State Security largely took over the country’s cyberespionage.
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Biden Puts a $10M Bounty on Foreign Hackers

Wired Security - Sat, 07/17/2021 - 10:00am
Plus: REvil goes dark, spyware runs amok, and more of the week's top security news.
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Biden’s Cybersecurity Team Gets Crowded at the Top

Wired Security - Sat, 07/17/2021 - 7:00am
It’s a lot of talent, but the US now has five overlapping roles jockeying for limited budgets, authorities, and bureaucratic victories.
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Hackers Got Past Windows Hello by Tricking a Webcam

Wired Security - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 6:00pm
The security researchers used an infrared photos and third-party hardware to best Microsoft's facial recognition tech.
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The SolarWinds Hackers Used an iOS Flaw to Compromise iPhones

Wired Security - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 4:10pm
Security researchers say the group exploited a zero-day in Apple’s operating system to target European government officials over LinkedIn.
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Facebook Catches Iranian Spies Catfishing US Military Targets

Wired Security - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 1:00pm
The hackers posed as recruiters, journalists, and hospitality workers to lure its victims.
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WhatsApp Has a Secure Fix for One of Its Biggest Drawbacks

Wired Security - Wed, 07/14/2021 - 3:06pm
Starting with a beta that launches today, you'll no longer have to route all of your messages through your smartphone.
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Germany Is About to Block One of the Biggest Porn Sites

Wired Security - Wed, 07/14/2021 - 10:56am
Regulators are trying to force adult sites to introduce age checks for users. Now one of the largest in the world faces a total block for refusing to do so.
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Cuba’s Social Media Blackout Reflects an Alarming New Normal

Wired Security - Tue, 07/13/2021 - 7:58pm
In response to mass protests, the country has been blocking social media and communication platforms since Sunday—an increasingly common action worldwide.
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