Chelsea Manning Walks Back Into a World She Helped Transform

Chelsea Manning Walks Back Into a World She Helped Transform

She inspired a culture of whistleblowing that changed a nation. Today, she is released from prison. The post Chelsea Manning Walks Back Into a World She Helped Transform appeared first on WIRED.

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5 Tools to Help Protect Yourself From Ransomware

5 Tools to Help Protect Yourself From Ransomware

Some pick-ups that could help protect you from the next big ransomware wave. The post 5 Tools to Help Protect Yourself From Ransomware appeared first on WIRED.

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Why Governments Won’t Let Go of Secret Software Bugs

Why Governments Won’t Let Go of Secret Software Bugs

The harder part will be determining when certain vulnerabilities, like WannaCry, are too big to keep secret. The post Why Governments Won’t Let Go of Secret Software Bugs appeared first on WIRED.

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The ‘Chilling Effect’ of Trump’s Loose Talk With Russia

The ‘Chilling Effect’ of Trump’s Loose Talk With Russia

Reports that President Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials could make US spy agencies’ jobs that much harder. The post The ‘Chilling Effect’ of Trump’s Loose Talk With Russia appeared first on WIRED.

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The WannaCry Ransomware Has a Link to Suspected North Korean Hackers

The WannaCry Ransomware Has a Link to Suspected North Korean Hackers

A Google researcher has identified a telltale chunk of code shared between the ransomware and malware used by suspected DPRK hackers. The post The WannaCry Ransomware Has a Link to Suspected North Korean Hackers appeared first on WIRED.

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The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes

The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes

Researchers say the worst ransomware epidemic ever is also poorly run, shoddily coded, and barely profitable. The post The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Real Amateur Mistakes appeared first on WIRED.

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What Is Ransomware? A Guide to the Global Cyberattack’s Scary Method

What Is Ransomware? A Guide to the Global Cyberattack’s Scary Method

Ransomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom. The post What Is Ransomware? A Guide to the Global Cyberattack’s Scary Method appeared first on WIRED.

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If You Still Use Windows XP, Prepare For the Worst

If You Still Use Windows XP, Prepare For the Worst

The spread of the WannaCry ransomware was aided in part by the millions of people stuck on Windows XP. The post If You Still Use Windows XP, Prepare For the Worst appeared first on WIRED.

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How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive Ransomware Attack

How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive Ransomware Attack

The ransomware that swept the internet isn’t dead yet. But one researcher managed to at least slow it down. The post How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive Ransomware Attack appeared first on WIRED.

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Security News This Week: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Looks … Pretty Good!

Security News This Week: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Looks … Pretty Good!

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: Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Looks … Pretty Good! appeared first on WIRED.

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Stop Thinking James Comey Keeps All His Files in a Cardboard Box

Stop Thinking James Comey Keeps All His Files in a Cardboard Box

Technology has come a long way since the Saturday Night Massacre. The post Stop Thinking James Comey Keeps All His Files in a Cardboard Box appeared first on WIRED.

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The Ransomware Meltdown Experts Warned About Is Here

The Ransomware Meltdown Experts Warned About Is Here

It’s not just British hospitals. A nasty strain of ransomware is sweeping the world. The post The Ransomware Meltdown Experts Warned About Is Here appeared first on WIRED.

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