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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researcher and ex-NSA staffer Patrick Wardle shows how malware could use AppleScript and a macOS feature called “mouse keys” to bypass security prompts on macOS   —  ONE WAY OPERATING system developers try to protect a computers's secrets from probing hackers is with an appeal to the human at the keyboard.
Aug 13, 2018, 6:05 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
DOJ has quietly settled with 3D printable gun inventor Cody Wilson, who argued that gun blueprints were protected speech, five years after the takedown order   —  Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns.  The government tried to stop him.  He sued—and won.
Jul 11, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Exactis, a marketing and data aggregation firm, allegedly exposed a database of ~340M individual records with phone numbers, addresses, more on a public server   —  YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER heard of the marketing and data aggregation firm Exactis.  But it may well have heard of you.
Jun 27, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Experts worry Trump's decision to pull US out of 2015 Iran nuclear deal could lead to reemergence of Iran-sponsored cyberattacks on Western targets   —  WHEN THE US last tightened its sanctions against Iran in 2012, then-president Barack Obama boasted that they were “virtually grinding the Iranian economy to a halt.”
May 9, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers find flaw in Vingcard's Vision locks, used in 140K hotels in 160 counties, that lets them make a master key using an old key card and a $300 reader   —  IN 2003, FINNISH security researcher Tomi Tuominen was attending a security conference in Berlin when a friend's laptop …
Apr 25, 2018, 10:30 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
After testing 1.2K Android phones from 2017, researchers find OEMs often don't install the security patches they claim to install; ZTE and TCL each omitted 4+   —  GOOGLE HAS LONG struggled with how best to get dozens of Android smartphone manufacturers—and hundreds of carriers—to regularly push out security-focused software updates.
Apr 12, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Alphabet's Jigsaw announces Outline, open source VPN software that users can host on their own servers and that will run on Windows and Android to start   —  A VIRTUAL PRIVATE network, that core privacy tool that encrypts your internet traffic and bounces it through a faraway server …
Mar 20, 2018, 11:00 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Inside Operation Bayonet, the Dutch police sting and takeover of Hansa, once the largest dark web market in Europe, that netted data on ~420K users   —  FOR ANYONE WHO has watched the last few years of cat-and-mouse games on the dark web's black markets, the pattern is familiar …
Mar 10, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton invests $50M in newly-formed Signal Foundation, a non-profit that will maintain Signal app, and joins as its executive chairman   —  IN THE FOUR or so years since it launched, end-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal has become the security community's gold standard …
Feb 21, 2018, 2:11 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers show Tinder's lack of encryption lets hackers see all photos, inject their own images in users' photo streams, and watch users' every swipe   —  IN 2018, YOU'D be forgiven for assuming that any sensitive app encrypts its connection from your phone to the cloud …
Jan 23, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context

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