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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
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
RiskIQ report on British Airways data breach links it to Magecart group, active since 2015, which used tactics similar to their recent Ticketmaster breach   —  ON FRIDAY, BRITISH Airways disclosed a data breach impacting customer information from roughly 380,000 booking transactions made between August 21 and September 5 of this year.
Sep 11, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Google is considering big changes to how URLs are displayed in Chrome so that web identity can be better understandable, plans to share ideas by next spring   —  GOOGLE'S CHROME BROWSER turns 10 today, and in its short life it has introduced a lot of radical changes to the web.
Sep 4, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers detail Foreshadow, a speculative execution flaw in secure enclaves on Intel processors, mitigated by May/June microcode fixes, patches coming today   —  IN CYBERSECURITY CIRCLES, this has been the year of Spectre and Meltdown, not only because the chip vulnerabilities …
Aug 14, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researcher details vulnerabilities in police body cams, like possibility for outsiders to track individual cams, alter video footage, plant malware, and more   —  AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture …
Aug 13, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers find bugs in some mobile card readers from Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal that allow manipulation or remote control via Bluetooth or mobile apps   —  THE TINY, PORTABLE credit card readers you use to pay at farmer's markets, bake sales, and smoothie shops are convenient for consumers and merchants alike.
Aug 10, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context

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