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Month: June 2015 (page 1 of 4)

MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data

MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data

MIT says it’s found a new, more efficient way to blend data mining with the privacy protections of encryption.

The post MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data appeared first on WIRED.

Turns Out the US Launched Its Zero-Day Policy in Feb 2010

Turns Out the US Launched Its Zero-Day Policy in Feb 2010

A newly released document from the FBI sheds a little more light on the government’s controversial policy around the use of zero-day exploits. Though there is still much we don’t know, the question of when the secretive policy was put into place is finally answered: February, 2010. It wasn’t until last year that the government […]

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With Its French NSA Leak, WikiLeaks Is Back

With Its French NSA Leak, WikiLeaks Is Back

After a long hiatus, WikiLeaks is back in the business of leaking top-secret documents that even world leaders can’t ignore.

The post With Its French NSA Leak, WikiLeaks Is Back appeared first on WIRED.

Hundreds of .Gov Credentials Found In Public Hacker Dumps

Hundreds of .Gov Credentials Found In Public Hacker Dumps

It’s no surprise that careless government employees use their .gov email addresses to sign up for all sorts of personal accounts. But when those insecure third party services are breached by hackers—and if those employees were foolish enough to reuse their .gov passwords, too—that carelessness can offer a dead-simple backdoor into federal agencies, with none of the usual […]

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Why an Arms Control Pact Has Security Experts Up in Arms

Why an Arms Control Pact Has Security Experts Up in Arms

The road to the Wassennaar Arrangement is paved with good intentions. Here’s a primer on what the rules are and why they could harm the state of computer security itself.

The post Why an Arms Control Pact Has Security Experts Up in Arms appeared first on WIRED.

This Radio Bug Can Steal Laptop Crypto Keys, Fits Inside a Pita

This Radio Bug Can Steal Laptop Crypto Keys, Fits Inside a Pita

The list of threats to your computer’s security grows daily: Keyloggers, trojans, ransomware…and now the rogue falafel sandwich.

The post This Radio Bug Can Steal Laptop Crypto Keys, Fits Inside a Pita appeared first on WIRED.

All Airlines Have the Security Hole That Grounded Polish Planes

All Airlines Have the Security Hole That Grounded Polish Planes

“We’re using state-of-the-art computer systems, so this could potentially be a threat to others in the industry.”

The post All Airlines Have the Security Hole That Grounded Polish Planes appeared first on WIRED.

US and British Spies Targeted Antivirus Companies

When the Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab disclosed recently that it had been hacked, it noted that the attackers, believed to be from Israel, had been in its network since sometime last year. The company also said the attackers seemed intent on studying its antivirus software to find ways to subvert the software on customer […]

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Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails

Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails

Tech companies are competing like never before for privacy bragging rights. In that race, Google may have just slipped, and WhatsApp faceplanted at the starting line.

The post Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails appeared first on WIRED.

Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails

Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails

Tech companies are competing like never before for privacy bragging rights. In that race, Google may have just slipped, and WhatsApp faceplanted at the starting line.

The post Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails appeared first on WIRED.

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