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Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs

Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs

The common wisdom is that Apple computers are more secure than PCs. It turns out this isn’t true.

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Attackers Stole Certificate From Foxconn to Hack Kaspersky With Duqu 2.0

Attackers Stole Certificate From Foxconn to Hack Kaspersky With Duqu 2.0

Alleged Israeli hackers used a digital certificate stolen from leading tech manufacturer Foxconn.

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Attackers Stole Certificate From Foxconn to Hack Kaspersky With Duqu 2.0

Attackers Stole Certificate From Foxconn to Hack Kaspersky With Duqu 2.0

Alleged Israeli hackers used a digital certificate stolen from leading tech manufacturer Foxconn.

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Security News This Week: If the Patriot Act Expires It Won’t Spell Doom

Security News This Week: If the Patriot Act Expires It Won’t Spell Doom

Every weekend, WIRED Security rounds up the security vulnerabilities and privacy updates that didn’t quite rise to our level for in-depth reporting this week, but deserve your attention nonetheless.

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The US Tried to Stuxnet North Korea’s Nuclear Program

The US Tried to Stuxnet North Korea’s Nuclear Program

Stuxnet had a fraternal twin that was designed to attack North Korea’s nuclear program.

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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. […]

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US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them

US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them

A a new document sheds light on the backstory behind the development of the government’s zero-day policy and offers some insight into the motivations for establishing it.

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NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks

NSA Acknowledges What We All Feared: Iran Learns From US Cyberattacks

A newly revealed NSA document warns that Iran and other adversaries learn techniques from U.S. cyberattacks and use them against us.

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A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever

A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever

The attack marks only the second confirmed incident in which a wholly digital hack created physical destruction of equipment.

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