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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers show how malware encoded into physical strands of DNA can be used to infect computers running gene-sequencing software   —  WHEN BIOLOGISTS SYNTHESIZE DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, worse, an infectious disease.
Aug 11, 2017, 11:05 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers discover major vulnerabilities at multiple wind farms, requiring just a Raspberry Pi and on-site access to halt operation and return false readings   —  ON A SUNNY day last summer, in the middle of a vast cornfield somewhere in the large, windy middle of America …
Jul 1, 2017, 6:15 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Experts warn that repeated cyberattacks on Ukraine, including mass power outages in Kiev, are evidence of Russia testing its offensive cyber capabilities   —  The clocks read zero when the lights went out.  —  It was a Saturday night last December, and Oleksii Yasinsky was sitting on the couch …
Jun 20, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
North Korea's cyberattack strategy may seem erratic, but experts warn it can be effective at raising funds, creating chaos, and extending military aggression   —  NORTH KOREA IS arguably the least-understood nation on the planet.  And that also applies to its state-sponsored hackers whose global cyberattacks …
Jun 16, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
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

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