Security News This Week: A Funny Thing Happens When the US Accuses the UK of Spying

Security News This Week: A Funny Thing Happens When the US Accuses the UK of Spying

Just another week in crazy town. The post Security News This Week: A Funny Thing Happens When the US Accuses the UK of Spying appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook’s Big ‘First Step’ to Crack Down on Surveillance

Facebook’s Big ‘First Step’ to Crack Down on Surveillance

Social networks are publicly recognizing a responsibility to restrict third-party data surveillance, but it’s a challenging role. The post Facebook’s Big ‘First Step’ to Crack Down on Surveillance appeared first on WIRED.

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Trump Can’t Quit His Wiretap Claims. That Won’t End Well

Trump Can’t Quit His Wiretap Claims. That Won’t End Well

The Trump administration keeps doubling down on a surveillance story, even though it’s in their best interests to drop it. The post Trump Can’t Quit His Wiretap Claims. That Won’t End Well appeared first on WIRED.

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WIRED Had a Potential Infosecurity Problem. Here’s What We Did About It

WIRED Had a Potential Infosecurity Problem. Here’s What We Did About It

We found out about a potential exposure of some of our internal data … so we fixed it. The post WIRED Had a Potential Infosecurity Problem. Here’s What We Did About It appeared first on WIRED.

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Russian Spies Helped Hack Yahoo, as if Tensions Weren’t High Enough

Russian Spies Helped Hack Yahoo, as if Tensions Weren’t High Enough

The Department of Justice pinned a major Yahoo hack on Russia, adding to cyber-tensions between the two countries. The post Russian Spies Helped Hack Yahoo, as if Tensions Weren’t High Enough appeared first on WIRED.

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WhatsApp Hack Shows That Even Encryption Apps Are Vulnerable in a Browser

WhatsApp Hack Shows That Even Encryption Apps Are Vulnerable in a Browser

Web-based vulnerabilities in end-to-end messengers demonstrate why it may be safest to stick with the mobile versions of messaging apps. The post WhatsApp Hack Shows That Even Encryption Apps Are Vulnerable in a Browser appeared first on WIRED.

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Hack Brief: High-Profile Twitter Accounts Overrun With Swastikas

Hack Brief: High-Profile Twitter Accounts Overrun With Swastikas

The inevitable social media fallout when Turkey and the Netherlands fight. The post Hack Brief: High-Profile Twitter Accounts Overrun With Swastikas appeared first on WIRED.

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Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

How does the Vault 7 leak look to a famous CIA whistleblower? It’s complicated. The post Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump appeared first on WIRED.

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The Autonomous Future of Warfare Looks a Lot Like Pokémon Go

The Autonomous Future of Warfare Looks a Lot Like Pokémon Go

The head of the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office explains how apps can help show the future of war. The post The Autonomous Future of Warfare Looks a Lot Like Pokémon Go appeared first on WIRED.

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No, Microwave Ovens Cannot Spy on You—for Lots of Reasons

No, Microwave Ovens Cannot Spy on You—for Lots of Reasons

It’s not coming from inside the house. The post No, Microwave Ovens Cannot Spy on You—for Lots of Reasons appeared first on WIRED.

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Listen to ‘Tech Support’ Scam Calls That Bilk Victims Out of Millions

Listen to ‘Tech Support’ Scam Calls That Bilk Victims Out of Millions

To get to the bottom of a devious form of phone-based fraud, a group of researchers scammed the scammers. The post Listen to ‘Tech Support’ Scam Calls That Bilk Victims Out of Millions appeared first on WIRED.

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The Easiest Way To Protect Your Devices From Hacks? Keep Them Updated

The Easiest Way To Protect Your Devices From Hacks? Keep Them Updated

The simplest thing you can do to make yourself just a little bit safer: Keep your firmware up to date. The post The Easiest Way To Protect Your Devices From Hacks? Keep Them Updated appeared first on WIRED.

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