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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers say Crash Override, which took down Ukraine's power grid, is the only known malware to have attacked physical infrastructure other than Stuxnet   —  AT MIDNIGHT, A week before last Christmas, hackers struck an electric transmission station north of the city of Kiev …
Jun 12, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht loses appeal to void 2015 conviction and life sentence for crimes including drug trafficking and money laundering   —  After more than five years, the saga of the Dread Pirate Roberts has ended, and the founder of the Silk Road has lost his last chance of escaping a lifetime in prison.
May 31, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hackers are using Mirai-based botnets to DDoS the domain hardcoded into WannaCry in an attempt to reduce effectiveness of the kill-switch, revive the ransomware   —  Over the past year, two digital disasters have rocked the internet.  The botnet known as Mirai knocked a swath of major sites off …
May 19, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Study: hundreds of apps in Google Play Store that help users connect to PCs via Wi-Fi leave some ports open and poorly secured, exposing the device to hackers   —  For hackers, scanning for an open “port”—a responsive, potentially vulnerable internet connection on a potential victim's machine …
May 1, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Facebook releases beta version of Delegated Recovery, an ID system for third parties to recover accounts via Facebook, publishes SDKs, docs, and example apps   —  The stakes of computer security have risen far too high for any modern human to depend on their mother's maiden name to preserve their secrets.
Apr 19, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Latest Shadow Brokers dump includes evidence NSA hacked SWIFT transaction system in the Middle East, has new exploits for older Windows versions up to Windows 8   —  For eight months, the hacker group known as Shadow Brokers has trickled out an intermittent drip of highly classified NSA data.
Apr 14, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers say they have uncovered clues about Turla, a 20-year-old hacking group that is still active and is believed to have Kremlin ties   —  About a year ago, the two-decade-old trail of a group of Russian hackers led Thomas Rid to a house in the quiet London suburb of Hartley Wintney.
Apr 4, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Nearly three years after debuting, GMail's end-to-end encryption project gets handed over to open source devs and may never formally launch as a Google product   —  Nearly three years have passed since Google announced it would offer an end-to-end encryption add-on for Gmail …
Feb 28, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Open Whisper Systems announces beta rollout of video calling feature for Signal app, which comes with new privacy tradeoffs   —  Even as the encryption app Signal became the go-to private communications channel for activists, journalists, politicians, and more, its encrypted calling feature remained less than perfect.
Feb 14, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Iran-focused app developer IranCubator debuts RadiTo, an Android podcast app that evades Iran's censors, giving Iranians and foreign pubs a broadcast platform   —  Reza Ghazinouri remembers the importance of pirate radio as a teenager growing up in in the city of Mashhad in northeast Iran.
Feb 5, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context

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