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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers find unprotected database owned by an email validation company with 150 GB of plaintext marketing data, including 763M unique email addresses   —  Last week, security researchers Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered an unprotected, publicly accessible MongoDB database containing …
Mar 7, 2019, 7:05 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researcher finds remote exploit in Xiaomi's popular M365 scooter, used by Bird, Lime, and others, letting hacker install malware over Bluetooth and gain control   —  The fleets of electric scooters that have inundated cities are alarming enough as is.  Now add cybersercurity concerns to the list …
Feb 13, 2019, 1:40 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Amber Authenticate is a new tool built on Ethereum that generates hashes of a video and records them on a public blockchain to protect it from deepfakes   —  VIDEO HAS BECOME an increasingly crucial tool for law enforcement, whether it comes from security cameras, police-worn body cameras, a bystander's smartphone, or another source.
Feb 13, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
How Intel's STORM, its global team of about 12 hackers working to mitigate future security threats, is still cleaning up the mess left by Meltdown and Spectre   —  A YEAR AGO today, Intel coordinated with a web of academic and independent researchers to disclose a pair of security vulnerabilities with unprecedented impact.
Jan 4, 2019, 9:30 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers: next gen Rowhammer attacks can target ECC memory previously thought to be impervious, potentially increasing scope of attack to servers and routers   —  THE DATA THEFT technique called “Rowhammer” has fascinated and worried the cybersecurity community for years now …
Nov 26, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
How a DARPA program is developing recovery tools that aim to restore power to an electric grid after a cyberattack   —  IN HIS YEARS-LONG career developing software for power grids, Stan McHann had never before heard the ominous noise that rang out last Wednesday.
Nov 15, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
An expert says Georgia's voter registration site looks poorly secured, but the secretary of state, a candidate for governor, appears to deflect blame to rivals   —  IN DECEMBER 2016, Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp accused the Department of Homeland Security of attempting to hack his office's systems …
Nov 4, 2018, 10:40 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Current and former employees on Google's ongoing struggle balancing user privacy with business interests   —  OVER TWO DAYS during the summer of 2009, experts from inside and outside Google met to forge a roadmap for how the company would approach user privacy.
Nov 3, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Study shows 3,695 of Alexa's top 100,000 sites in mobile browsers access motion and light sensor data without asking user permission   —  WHEN APPS WANTS to access data from your smartphone's motion or light sensors, they often make that capability clear.  That keeps a fitness app, say, from counting your steps without your knowledge.
Sep 26, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Facebook expands its bug bounty program to include third-party apps and services that involve improper exposure of Facebook user access tokens   —  FACEBOOK WAS A relatively early proponent of so-called bug bounties, paying out more than $6 million to security researchers who have spotted vulnerabilities …
Sep 17, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context

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