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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Hacker Lexicon: What Is an Attack Surface?

Hacker Lexicon: What Is an Attack Surface?

Whenever there’s a hack, one of the first questions is how the attackers got in. For the answer, look to the attack surface. The post Hacker Lexicon: What Is an Attack Surface? appeared first on WIRED.

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Security News This Week: A One-Stop Guide to Zero-Day Exploits

Security News This Week: A One-Stop Guide to Zero-Day Exploits

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: A One-Stop Guide to Zero-Day Exploits appeared first on WIRED.

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Time for Journalists to Encrypt Everything

Time for Journalists to Encrypt Everything

Opinion: Journalists, and their bosses, must embrace encryption to protect themselves and their sources. The post Time for Journalists to Encrypt Everything appeared first on WIRED.

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Intellipedia Is Wikipedia for Spies, But Could Have Been So Much More

Intellipedia Is Wikipedia for Spies, But Could Have Been So Much More

Yes, the intelligence community crowdsources, too. The post Intellipedia Is Wikipedia for Spies, But Could Have Been So Much More appeared first on WIRED.

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Assange Claims He Wants To Help Tech Fight CIA Snooping

Assange Claims He Wants To Help Tech Fight CIA Snooping

The big question is if and when Julian Assange follows through on his latest blockbuster promise. The post Assange Claims He Wants To Help Tech Fight CIA Snooping appeared first on WIRED.

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That Encrypted Chat App the White House Liked? Full of Holes

That Encrypted Chat App the White House Liked? Full of Holes

Confide has become a favorite among political staffers looking for secrecy. Unfortunately, it lacked plenty of basic security features. The post That Encrypted Chat App the White House Liked? Full of Holes appeared first on WIRED.

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How the CIA’s Hacking Hoard Makes Everyone Less Secure

How the CIA’s Hacking Hoard Makes Everyone Less Secure

By keeping dozens of its spying tools secret, the CIA may have left billions of people open to being hacked. The post How the CIA’s Hacking Hoard Makes Everyone Less Secure appeared first on WIRED.

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WikiLeaks CIA Dump Gives Russian Hacking Deniers the Perfect Ammo

WikiLeaks CIA Dump Gives Russian Hacking Deniers the Perfect Ammo

The latest document dump doesn’t prove the CIA faked the Russian hacking scandal, but online it doesn’t have to. The post WikiLeaks CIA Dump Gives Russian Hacking Deniers the Perfect Ammo appeared first on WIRED.

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How the CIA Can Hack Your Phone, PC, and TV (Says WikiLeaks)

How the CIA Can Hack Your Phone, PC, and TV (Says WikiLeaks)

A new leak hints at the spooks’ digital arsenal, from iOS and Android to Samsung smart TVs. The post How the CIA Can Hack Your Phone, PC, and TV (Says WikiLeaks) appeared first on WIRED.

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Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps

Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps

Despite some initial confusion, the CIA hasn’t undermined Signal and other important end-to-end encrypted apps. The post Don’t Let WikiLeaks Scare You Off of Signal and Other Encrypted Chat Apps appeared first on WIRED.

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WikiLeaks Just Dumped a Mega-Trove of CIA Hacking Secrets

WikiLeaks Just Dumped a Mega-Trove of CIA Hacking Secrets

In a leak of nearly 9,000 documents, WikiLeaks puts the CIA’s secrets in the open. The post WikiLeaks Just Dumped a Mega-Trove of CIA Hacking Secrets appeared first on WIRED.

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