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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Hackers are using EternalBlue vulnerability discovered by NSA and an exploit released by Shadow Brokers to infect unpatched Windows computers with WannaCry   —  A new strain of ransomware has spread quickly all over the world, causing crisis in National Health Service hospitals and facilities around England …
May 12, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Cloudflare announces Orbit, a security solution for IoT devices   —  The Internet of Things security crisis continues apace.  New botnets crop up to conscript routers and security cameras, hackers exploit medical devices to compromise entire hospital networks, and smart toys still creep on kids.
Apr 28, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Study finds that of 283 mobile VPNs in Google Play Store, 18% didn't encrypt traffic at all, while 75% used third-party data tracking libraries   —  Between an industry-wide push to encrypt all web traffic and the newfound popularity of secure chat apps, it's been a boom time for online privacy.
Feb 9, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Dyn says today's DDoS attack on its DNS service came from tens of millions of IPs, and involved a botnet IoT devices compromised by Mirai malware   —  Friday morning is prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing …
Oct 21, 2016, 6:40 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Slate:
The Norwegian Military Wants to Use Oculus Rift to Navigate Tanks   —  Parallel parking is really difficult.  If you practice enough, you can get to a good place with it, but even the most expert parkers can cut too early or too late sometimes.  But when you're driving a military tank …
May 6, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Slate:
Game Developers Are Trolling the Makers of Candy Crush With Other “Candy” Games   —  What if a game developer was so concerned about protecting its viral iOS hit that it trademarked the word candy in Europe, and then succeeded in getting Apple to enforce the trademark?
Jan 31, 2014, 6:50 AMIn context

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