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Carnegie Mellon Denies FBI Paid for Tor-Breaking Research

Carnegie Mellon Denies FBI Paid for Tor-Breaking Research

The university now implies it may have been subpoenaed to give up its anonymity-stripping technique.

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Here’s a Spy Firm’s Price List for Secret Hacker Techniques

Here’s a Spy Firm’s Price List for Secret Hacker Techniques

Zero-day exploit broker Zerodium has published a full chart of its prices for intrusion techniques affecting different software programs.

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Tor Says Feds Paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to Help Unmask Users

Tor Says Feds Paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to Help Unmask Users

The Tor Project’s director accuses Carnegie Mellon of providing its Tor-breaking research in secret to the FBI in exchange for a payment of “at least $1 million.”

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Security News This Week: 9 Out of 10 Websites Leak Your Data to Third Parties

Security News This Week: 9 Out of 10 Websites Leak Your Data to Third Parties

Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but which deserve your attention nonetheless.

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Hack Brief: TalkTalk Now Says Hackers Only Hit 4 Percent of Its Users

Hack Brief: TalkTalk Now Says Hackers Only Hit 4 Percent of Its Users

The company’s worst fears about its hacker attack may have been overblown.

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Teen Who Hacked CIA Director’s Email Tells How He Did It

Teen Who Hacked CIA Director’s Email Tells How He Did It

The hacker who allegedly broke into CIA Director John Brennan’s private AOL email account tells WIRED how he did it.

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Hacking Wireless Printers With Phones on Drones

Hacking Wireless Printers With Phones on Drones

Researchers have demonstrated how attackers using a drone plus a mobile phone could intercept documents sent to a Wi-Fi printer.

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When Security Experts Gather to Talk Consensus, Chaos Ensues

When Security Experts Gather to Talk Consensus, Chaos Ensues

Tension between researchers and vendors over the disclosure of software security vulnerabilities has raged for two decades. A meeting to address that tension further highlighted the tension.

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Hacker Lexicon: A Guide to Ransomware, the Scary Hack That’s on the Rise

Hacker Lexicon: A Guide to Ransomware, the Scary Hack That’s on the Rise

Ransomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom.

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A Bizarre Twist in the Debate Over Vulnerability Disclosures

A Bizarre Twist in the Debate Over Vulnerability Disclosures

The FireEye vs. ENRW case, over disclosure of security vulnerabilities, is unique because it’s a face off between two security firms

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