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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
The Equifax breach, affecting ~44% of US population, is possibly the worst leak of personal information ever and was handled poorly by the company   —  Consumer's most sensitve data is now in the open and will remain so for years to come.  —  It's a sad reality in 2017 that a data breach …
Sep 8, 2017, 7:35 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Symantec: “Dragonfly” hacker group has penetrated operational networks of multiple US and European energy companies that control key parts of the power grid   —  Intrusion into power companies' operational networks is a dramatic escalation.  —  Nation-sponsored hackers have penetrated …
Sep 6, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers demo using a hidden chip in a replacement smartphone screen to log keyboard input, install malicious apps, and take pictures   —  Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more.  —  People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies …
Aug 20, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
A now-patched flaw in Broadcom WiFi chips opened 1B iPhones and Android devices to a fully remote worm attack   —  Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones and Android may revive worm attacks of old.  —  LAS VEGAS—It's not often that a security researcher devises an attack that can unleash …
Jul 29, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
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Jun 27, 2017, 4:17 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patches the third critical remote exploit in Windows Defender found by Project Zero in seven weeks, after a “quick stab” at fuzzing by Tavis Ormandy   —  Is there a fuzzer in the house?  —  Microsoft recently patched a critical vulnerability in its ubiquitous built-in antivirus engine.
Jun 27, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
WikiLeaks documents show how CIA infected WiFi routers from 10 manufacturers including D-Link and Linksys to monitor and manipulate traffic, infect more devices   —  Latest Vault7 release exposes network-spying operation CIA kept secret since 2007.  —  Home routers from 10 manufacturers …
Jun 18, 2017, 12:30 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How a hacking group used comments on Britney Spears' Instagram account to hide the location of their malware's command and control servers   —  Turla uses social media and clever programming techniques to cover its tracks.  —  A Russian-speaking hacking group that, for years …
Jun 10, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Citizen Lab report details how emails phished from journalist critical of Russia were falsified, then leaked for disinformation campaign; 200+ others targeted   —  Campaign targeting more than 200 people also spread disinformation, report says.  —  E-mails stolen in a phishing attack …
May 28, 2017, 9:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New tool decrypts WannaCry-infected computers running Windows XP, 7, and 2003, if they have not been rebooted   —  A tool released on Friday decrypts PCs running a fuller suite of Windows versions.  —  New hope glimmered on Friday for people hit by last week's virulent ransomware worm …
May 19, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context

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