The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn’t Prove Anyone’s Conspiracy Theory

The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn’t Prove Anyone’s Conspiracy Theory

Keep the focus where it belongs: on Russia’s efforts to undermine US democracy. The post The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn’t Prove Anyone’s Conspiracy Theory appeared first on WIRED.

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Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy Who Protects Them

Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy Who Protects Them

In his Uber exit interview, top car hacker Charlie Miller warns of the dangers of insecure autonomous vehicles. The post Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy Who Protects Them appeared first on WIRED.

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If You’re Somehow Still on Windows Vista, Upgrade Right Now

If You’re Somehow Still on Windows Vista, Upgrade Right Now

Time to upgrade. Today is the first day that Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft. The post If You’re Somehow Still on Windows Vista, Upgrade Right Now appeared first on WIRED.

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So you think you can secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?

No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers have found that partial similarities between prints are common enough that the fingerprint-based security systems used in electronic devices can be more vulnerable than previously thought. The vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that store partial fingerprints. The researchers found there could be enough similarities among different people’s partial prints that one could create a ‘MasterPrint.’

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How the FBI Took Down Russia’s Spam King—And His Massive Botnet

How the FBI Took Down Russia’s Spam King—And His Massive Botnet

The arrest of Peter Yuryevich Levashov notches another win for the FBI’s top cyber talent. The post How the FBI Took Down Russia’s Spam King—And His Massive Botnet appeared first on WIRED.

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That Dallas Siren Hack Wasn’t Novel—It Was Just Really Loud

That Dallas Siren Hack Wasn’t Novel—It Was Just Really Loud

Emergency alert systems get hacked all the time. Consider this one a wake-up call. The post That Dallas Siren Hack Wasn’t Novel—It Was Just Really Loud appeared first on WIRED.

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Tax Scams Are Absurdly Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Tax Scams Are Absurdly Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Tax fraud is a free-for-all, it’s time to take back some control. The post Tax Scams Are Absurdly Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself appeared first on WIRED.

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Security News This Week: Taser Bets Big on the Surveillance State

Security News This Week: Taser Bets Big on the Surveillance State

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Taser Bets Big on the Surveillance State appeared first on WIRED.

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Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons

In 2013, the world disposed of 1300 tons of Syria’s chemical weapons. It wasn’t enough. The post Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons appeared first on WIRED.

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So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

Weaponizing drones is one thing. Now, the drone itself is the weapon. The post So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles appeared first on WIRED.

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The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview

The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview

Trump had no interest in attacking Syria—until he saw images on television that left him no choice. The post The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview appeared first on WIRED.

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Trump & Co. Just Picked the Wrong Fight With Twitter

Trump & Co. Just Picked the Wrong Fight With Twitter

On Thursday, Twitter got a chance to flex its free-speech championing muscle. The post Trump & Co. Just Picked the Wrong Fight With Twitter appeared first on WIRED.

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