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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Two-factor authentication is a mess, as companies offer various implementations, with SMS and email account recovery methods vulnerable to determined hackers   —  It was supposed to be a one-stop security fix.  Now it's a mess  —  For years, two-factor authentication has been the most important advice …
Jul 10, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Ransomware attack leveraged Windows' remote admin access tools like Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and PsExec to infect other PCs on network   —  Beyond exploits and vulnerabilities  —  When the Wannacry ransomware tore through the UK and Europe in May, there was a certain logic to the heightened scale of damage.
Jun 27, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Ransomware attack spreads to orgs in Britain, US, and Europe, including ad firm WPP, Chernobyl power plant, shipping giant Maersk, US hospital, Merck, more   —  A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month's WannaCry attack.
Jun 27, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple's new third-party ad tracker blocker in Safari will further entrench the dominance of Google and Facebook in web advertising   —  The brutal logic of online advertising  —  The internet is an ad-tracking machine.  It's been true for long enough that we rarely talk about it anymore, but it bears repeating.
Jun 11, 2017, 1:05 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Roughly 98% of computers affected by WannaCry ransomware were running Windows 7, according to data released by Kaspersky Lab   —  Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say  —  One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly …
May 19, 2017, 10:45 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Biometric Exit project, which aims to face scan all visa holders as they depart the US, gets fast-tracked by the Trump administration to expand this summer   —  New Biometric Exit system would track visa holders' faces as they leave the country  —  Soon, it may be hard for visa holders …
Apr 18, 2017, 10:05 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn its order to unmask @ALT_uscis Twitter account that criticized Trump, prompting Twitter to drop its lawsuit   —  Just one day after being sued in federal court, Homeland Security has withdrawn its order to unmask the @Alt_USCIS account …
Apr 7, 2017, 1:43 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
How iCloud account data helped police identify the attacker who allegedly tweeted seizure-inducing strobe, despite his use of a prepaid SIM bought with cash   —  An anonymous SIM card in a non-anonymous iPhone  —  In theory, it was the perfect setup: an anonymous Twitter account on a prepaid SIM card, bought with cash.
Mar 22, 2017, 5:15 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook adds support for physical USB security keys, including Yubico's NFC key for Android   —  A new kind of two-factor authentication  —  Today, Facebook announced support for security keys, giving users the chance secure their logins with a physical device.
Jan 26, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
House Judiciary Committee's Encryption Working Group report says encryption backdoors pose a security threat, siding with tech experts   —  Today, the House Judiciary Committee's Encryption Working Group released its year-end report — and the result is good news for technology companies.
Dec 21, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context

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