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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Ex-Lulzsec hacker Sabu now leading penetration testing at Seattle-based Rhino Security Labs; his boss says he has already performed dozens of tests for clients   —  Six months ago, Hector Monsegur hit send on an email to about a dozen new hires on the IT staff of a certain Seattle-based tech …
Oct 23, 2016, 11:05 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Facebook Messenger has finished rolling out “Secret Conversations” to all 900M+ users for opt-in end-to-end encryption, available in its latest update   —  Last spring WhatsApp pushed out code adding a new layer of security to a billion users' apps, creating the largest end-to-end encrypted messaging network in history.
Oct 4, 2016, 5:55 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's tech incubator and think tank, Jigsaw, will soon release Conversation AI, a set of tools that use machine learning to combat online trolls   —  Around midnight one Saturday in January, Sarah Jeong was on her couch, browsing Twitter, when she spontane­ously wrote what she now bitterly refers to as …
Sep 19, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's think tank Jigsaw develops program to dissuade aspiring ISIS recruits by redirecting them away from propaganda; 300K people averted in two-month pilot   —  Google has built a half-trillion-dollar business out of divining what people want based on a few words they type into a search field.
Sep 8, 2016, 6:20 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers find cryptographic keys shared by millions of Volkswagen vehicles can allow them to clone key fobs using cheap radio hardware   —  In 2013, when University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia and a team of researchers were preparing to reveal a vulnerability that allowed …
Aug 11, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Popular wireless keyboards from HP, Toshiba, GE, others don't use encryption, can easily be snooped on and exploited to send malicious text to linked device   —  You should be able to trust your wireless keyboard.  And yet security researchers have been warning people to be suspicious …
Jul 26, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang present designs for a device to monitor whether your iPhone's radios are transmitting when they are supposed to be off   —  When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the NSA's secrets, he famously asked them put their phones …
Jul 22, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Facebook starts testing opt-in end-to-end encryption in Messenger; chats visible on one device on each end, messages can self-destruct after a pre-set time   —  Just a few years ago, end-to-end encryption was a nerdy niche: a tiny collection of obscure software let you encrypt communication …
Jul 8, 2016, 9:05 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google tests a type of encryption in Chrome called Ring-LWE that could be immune to attacks from quantum computers   —  For anyone who cares about Internet security and encryption, the advent of practical quantum computing looms like the Y2K bug in the 1990s: a countdown to an unpredictable event that might just break everything.
Jul 7, 2016, 6:20 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Apple boasts using differential privacy techniques, like sub-sampling and noise injection, to collect data while protecting user privacy, but some are skeptical   —  Apple, like practically every mega-corporation, wants to know as much as possible about its customers.
Jun 13, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context

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