Kaspersky Gives the Government Its Code

Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention.

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The Petya Plague Exposes the Threat of Evil Software Updates

Security firm Kaspersky says the ransomware was the third attack in the last year that hijacked innocent updates to spread malware.

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Hackers Targeted a US Nuclear Plant (But Don’t Panic Yet)

Hackers have reportedly targeted US energy utilities, and may be laying the groundwork for blackouts. But they may yet be a long way from that goal.

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North Korea’s Latest Missile Launch Hastens the Day It Can Launch Nuclear Weapons

Despite its frequent missteps, experts agree that North Korea will achieve the ability to launch a nuclear missile.

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Help to protect the future of the internet

Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they’re lobbying the FCC and Congress to end net neutrality. Why? It’s simple: if they win the power to slow sites down, they can bully any site into paying millions to escape the “slow lane.”  

What a Phishing Attack Looks Like Up CLose

For five weeks, I let professional phishers attack my inbox. Here’s what I found out.

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Artificial Intelligence Will Make Forging Anything Entirely Too Easy

Opinion: The world of truth is about to be upended by AI technologies.

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The Biggest Cybersecurity Disasters of 2017 So Far

Six months into the year, and everything’s already a mess.

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How Shipping Giant Maersk Dealt With a Malware Meltdown, And Other Security News This Week

Petya ransomware, NSO malware, hacked wind farms, and more in this week’s top security news.

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Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Wants All Your Data. What Could Go Wrong?

Trump’s commission to investigate voting fraud wants to make all your voter data public. Here is every reason why experts on both sides of the aisle think that’s a bad idea.

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The Encryption Debate Should End Right Now, After Vault 7, Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, and Petya

Any case for intelligence agencies to have special access to encryption moot.

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WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick

By hacking into computers and tracking the Wi-Fi networks nearby, the CIA could pinpoint Windows PCs around the world.

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