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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flaw in widely used RSA code library undermines security of millions of high-security RSA crypto keys   —  Factorization weakness lets attackers impersonate key holders and decrypt their data.  —  A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions …
Oct 16, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Exploits, called KRACK, in Wi-Fi security protocol WPA2 open traffic to eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and malicious injection; US CERT advisory issued   —  Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device …
Oct 16, 2017, 3:15 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Study: patent suit filings in East Texas dropped 60%+ in 90 days after SCOTUS limited “venue shopping” by patent trolls, compared to 90 days before the ruling   —  Can Delaware handle the incoming caseload?  —  New lawsuits are down—way down—in the mostly rural district …
Oct 15, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update   —  Malware researcher encounters bogus download links during multiple visits.  —  In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers who eventually made off with Social Security numbers …
Oct 12, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
CEO of bitcoin mining firms GAW Miners and ZenMiner, Josh Garza, ordered to pay $9.8M to SEC after pleading guilty to fraud in July   —  Homero Josh Garza's now-defunct companies must also pay $10 million.  —  Homero Josh Garza, who founded two cryptocurrency startups, GAW Miners and ZenMiner …
Oct 6, 2017, 7:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Analysis: what we know and do not know about Kaspersky Lab's alleged involvement in NSA contractor's laptop hack   —  The Wall Street Journal just published an incendiary article that says hackers working for the Russian government stole confidential material from an NSA contractor's home computer.
Oct 5, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Fully driverless cars could be months away   —  Google's self-driving car unit prepares to launch a taxi service near Phoenix.  —  Real driverless cars could come to the Phoenix area this year, according to a Monday report from The Information's Amir Efrati.
Oct 3, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
US Senate confirms Ajit Pai for another term at FCC in 52-41 vote   —  Democrats objected to Pai's re-nomination, but Republicans had his back.  —  The US Senate today gave Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai another term on the FCC.  —  Pai would have had to leave the FCC …
Oct 2, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to stealthy hacks due to outdated EFI firmware; Windows and Linux PCs are also likely at risk   —  At-risk EFI versions likely put Windows and Linux PCs at risk, too.  —  An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to known exploits …
Sep 29, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
High Sierra review: macOS is in catch-up mode as eGPUs have been supported by Windows for years, and Apple File System is an overdue replacement for HFS+   —  If you've felt like the last few macOS releases have been a little light, High Sierra won't change your mind.
Sep 25, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context

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