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Month: April 2015 (page 1 of 4)

Chrome Can Now Warn Users Who Type Gmail Passwords in Dumb Places

Chrome Can Now Warn Users Who Type Gmail Passwords in Dumb Places

On Wednesday, Google released a new extension for Chrome it calls Password Alert.

The post Chrome Can Now Warn Users Who Type Gmail Passwords in Dumb Places appeared first on WIRED.

Silk Road Judge Says No New Trial Despite Agents’ Alleged Corruption

Silk Road Judge Says No New Trial Despite Agents’ Alleged Corruption

The judge in Ulbricht’s case has made clear that neither the new corruption charges against two federal agents nor a pile of other complaints from Ulbricht’s defense is going to win Silk Road’s creator a second chance at freedom.

The post Silk Road Judge Says No New Trial Despite Agents’ Alleged Corruption appeared first on WIRED.

Researchers Plan to Demonstrate a Wireless Car Hack This Summer

Researchers Plan to Demonstrate a Wireless Car Hack This Summer

A note of caution to anyone who works on the security team of a major automobile manufacturer: Don’t plan your summer vacation just yet.

The post Researchers Plan to Demonstrate a Wireless Car Hack This Summer appeared first on WIRED.

DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque

DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque

When the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter laid out the Pentagon’s new cybersecurity strategy this week, few were expecting it to break news. And, indeed, his talk at Stanford’s Hoover Institution on Thursday offered no surprises. But the secretary did set up an expectation during his speech on which he ultimately failed to deliver. […]

The post DoD’s New ‘Transparent’ Policy on Cybersecurity Is Still Opaque appeared first on WIRED.

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

The House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies.

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Researchers Uncover Method to Detect NSA ‘Quantum Insert’ Hacks

Researchers Uncover Method to Detect NSA ‘Quantum Insert’ Hacks

Among all of the NSA hacking operations exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden over the last two years, one in particular has stood out for its sophistication and stealthiness. Known as Quantum Insert, the man-on-the-side hacking technique has been used to great effect since 2005 by the NSA and its partner spy agency, Britain’s GCHQ, to […]

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You Have to Hack This Massively Multiplayer Game to Beat It

You Have to Hack This Massively Multiplayer Game to Beat It

In this World of Warcraft-style game, hacking the game is the game.

The post You Have to Hack This Massively Multiplayer Game to Beat It appeared first on WIRED.

Feds Warn Airlines to Look Out for Passengers Hacking Jets

Feds Warn Airlines to Look Out for Passengers Hacking Jets

In response to reports last week that passenger Wi-Fi networks make some planes vulnerable to hacking, the FBI and TSA have issued an alert to airlines advising them to be on the lookout for evidence of tampering or network intrusions. The FBI and TSA note that they currently have no information to support claims that […]

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