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Security News this Week: IBM Made Cops a Tool to Search Surveillance Video by Skin Color

October 7, 2018

Tech went to Washington this week, and their biggest problems followed them. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg faced Congress, and though Google CEO Larry Paige was invited, he declined to make the trip—a move that didn’t ingratiate him with Congressional watchdog Mark Warner. One uninvited guest did make an appearance at […]

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I don’t wanna give Apple my face

September 29, 2018

The one thing I'll NEVER part with is my face.Image: Vicky Leta / Mashable Since Apple first gave me the option to use my physical human body as a key, I’ve felt uncomfortable about it. When I got my beloved iPhone 6s, I declined to enable Touch ID, though I didn’t exactly know why. Then […]

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Hackers Can Steal a Tesla Model S in Seconds by Cloning Its Key Fob

September 14, 2018

Tesla has taken plenty of innovative steps to protect the driving systems of its kitted-out cars against digital attacks. It's hired top-notch security engineers, pushed over-the-internet software updates, and added code integrity checks. But one team of academic hackers has now found that Tesla left its Model S cars open to a far more straightforward […]

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Hacking a Brand New Mac Remotely, Right Out of the Box

September 3, 2018

Apple's supply chain is one of the most closely monitored and analyzed in the world, both because of the control the company exerts and keen interest from third parties. But there's still never a guarantee that a mass-produced product will come out of the box totally pristine. In fact, it's possible to remotely compromise a […]

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Security News This Week: Surprise, the FCC Lied About That DDoS Attack

September 1, 2018

It’s Black Hat and DefCon conference time again, when the world’s top security researchers descend on the den of iniquity that is Las Vegas in August and try to scare the bejeezus out of people with new research into ominous hacks. Hooray! WIRED’s been there for a few days already. Lily Hay Newman discovered that […]

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The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

August 27, 2018

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P. Møller-Maersk sits beside the breezy, cobblestoned esplanade of Copenhagen’s harbor. A ship’s mast carrying the Danish flag is planted by the building’s northeastern corner, and six stories of blue-tinted windows look […]

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A Monitors Ultrasonic Sounds Can Reveal Whats on the Screen

August 26, 2018

You probably assume that someone can only see what's on your computer screen by looking at it. But a team of researchers has found that they can glean a surprising amount of information about what a monitor displays by listening to and analyzing the unintended, ultrasonic sounds it emits. The technique, presented at the Crypto […]

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This Hacker Party Is Ground Zero for Russias Cyberspies

August 7, 2018

As Air Force One touched down in Brussels last year for Donald Trumps disastrous first meeting with Americas NATO allies, one of the Russian military hackers who helped put Trump in office was at a conference center in Moscow, surrounded by Russias top hacking talent, and likely on the prowl for new recruits. The event, […]

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How a Bunch of Lava Lamps Protect Us From Hackers

August 5, 2018

Edward Craven Walker lived to see his greatest invention, the lava lamp, make its late-’90s cultural comeback. But the British tinkerer (and famed nudist, incidentally) died before he could witness the 21st-­century digital potential of his analog creation. Inside the San Francisco office of the web security company Cloudflare, 100 units of Craven Walker’s groovy […]

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