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WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Just Kicked In

Wired Security - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 7:00am
Instead of a hard cutoff, the messaging app will gradually degrade and eventually cease to function if you don’t accept the changes.
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The Real Cost of Colonial Pipeline's $5 Million Ransom

Wired Security - Fri, 05/14/2021 - 7:00am
Stopping payments would go a long way to stopping ransomware. But the choice is never quite so easy.
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Decades-Old Flaws Affect Almost Every Wi-Fi Device

Wired Security - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 5:06pm
The so-called Frag Attack vulnerabilities could let hackers steal data or compromise connected gadgets.
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GameStop FOMO Inspires a New Wave of Crypto Pump-and-Dumps

Wired Security - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 3:53pm
Thousands of would-be investors are joining Discord groups that promise big earnings by manipulating the crypto market.
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The Best Personal Safety Devices, Apps, and Alarms

Wired Security - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 7:00am
Your smartphone or wearable could help you out in a truly dangerous situation. Here are some options to consider.
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How Amazon Sidewalk Works—and Why You May Want to Turn It Off

Wired Security - Tue, 05/11/2021 - 3:18pm
The premise is convenient. But the ecommerce giant’s record on privacy isn't exactly inspiring.
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DarkSide Hit Colonial Pipeline—and Created an Unholy Mess

Wired Security - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 8:15pm
As the White House gets involved in the response, the group behind the malware is scrambling.
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Apple Execs Chose to Keep a Hack of 128 Million iPhones Quiet

Wired Security - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 5:03pm
Emails from the Epic Games lawsuit show Apple brass discussing how to handle a 2015 iOS hack. The company never directly notified affected users.
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What's Google Floc? And How Does It Affect Your Privacy?

Wired Security - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 8:00am
There's a battle raging over how advertisers can target us on the web—or whether they should be able to target us at all.
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Google Gets Serious About Two-Factor Authentication. Good!

Wired Security - Sun, 05/09/2021 - 7:00am
The tech giant wants to push its billions of users—and the rest of the industry—to enable multifactor authentication by default.
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The Colonial Pipeline Hack Is a New Extreme for Ransomware

Wired Security - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 5:33pm
An attack has crippled the company’s operations—and cut off a large portion of the East Coast’s fuel supply—in an ominous development for critical infrastructure.
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Microsoft Will Soon Kill Flash on Windows 10 for Good

Wired Security - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 9:00am
Plus: A Peloton data leak, Russian hacker details, and more of the week’s top security news.
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ISPs Funded 8.5 Million Fake Comments Opposing Net Neutrality

Wired Security - Sat, 05/08/2021 - 8:00am
The secret campaign, backed by major broadband companies, used real people’s names without their consent.
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Twitter's Tip Jar Privacy Fiasco Was Entirely Avoidable

Wired Security - Fri, 05/07/2021 - 4:33pm
Sending its users to PayPal has created all sorts of problems that Twitter should have caught ahead of time.
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How a Former Netflix Exec Built a Brazen Bribery Scheme

Wired Security - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 5:00pm
The company’s ex-vice president of IT faces 20 years in prison for creating a pay-to-play environment with technology vendors.
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Then a Hacker Began Posting Patients’ Deepest Secrets Online

Wired Security - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 7:00am
A family-run psychotherapy startup grew into a health care giant. It was a huge success—until the data breach and the anonymous ransom notes sent to clients.
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Don’t Buy Into Facebook’s Ad-Tracking Pressure on iOS 14.5

Wired Security - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 5:49pm
The company tells Apple users that tracking helps keep those platforms “free of charge,” but opting out now doesn't mean paying up later.
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A Ransomware Group Hit DC Police—Then Pivoted to Extortion

Wired Security - Sat, 05/01/2021 - 9:00am
Warrantless searches, tracking troops, and more of the week’s top security news.
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Google's Grand Plan to Eradicate Cookies Is Crumbling

Wired Security - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 8:00am
Regulators in the EU and competitors have raised concerns about the company's proposals to rewrite the rules of online advertising.
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An Ambitious Plan to Tackle Ransomware Faces Long Odds

Wired Security - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:00am
A task force counting Amazon, Cisco, and the FBI among its members has proposed a framework to solve one of cybersecurity's biggest problems. Good luck.
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