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You Have No Excuse for Shitty Passwords Anymore You Have No Excuse for Shitty Passwords Anymore

The password itself is shitty. It’s a fundamentally flawed mechanism for securing our accounts and data that should have died long ago. That means poorly crafted passwords are doubly bad. But with the release of iOS 12 and recent updates to Android, truly terrible passwords—your 123456, facebookpassw0rd, or…

Simple Hack Turns India's Massive Biometric Database Into a Profitable Counterfeit System Simple Hack Turns India's Massive Biometric Database Into a Profitable Counterfeit System

India’s controversial biometric database, Aadhaar, has been once again compromised, according to a three-month investigation launched by HuffPost India.

The Super-Private Tor Browser Gets a Huge Update, But Should You Switch From Chrome? The Super-Private Tor Browser Gets a Huge Update, But Should You Switch From Chrome?

Chrome wasn’t the only browser to get a visual overhaul this week, because the privacy-focused Tor Browser was also given a new lick of paint, as well as a host of under-the-hood upgrades, and refinements to make it easier to use for newcomers. There are now more reasons than ever to make Tor your daily browser of…

Discovery of Thousands of Unsecured 3D Printers Is a Big Problem Discovery of Thousands of Unsecured 3D Printers Is a Big Problem

Security experts have identified thousands of instances in which owners of 3D printers have made their devices available online and without the need for authentication. That certainly makes remote access to 3D printers convenient, but wow, what an awful idea given the tremendous potential for abuse.

A Google Engineer Discovered a Vulnerability Letting Him Take Control of Keycard-Controlled Doors A Google Engineer Discovered a Vulnerability Letting Him Take Control of Keycard-Controlled Doors

A Google engineer discovered a vulnerability in the third-party system controlling access to doors across its campus in Sunnyvale, California, and took the opportunity to prove that he could bypass any RFID keycard-operated lock in the facility, Forbes reported on Monday.

Why I Can't Quit Chrome Why I Can't Quit Chrome

Google Chrome was released to the world 10 years ago today. I’ve been using the browser since it launched on OS X in 2009, and let me tell you what, I feel trapped now. This power-hogging, data-gobbling piece of software is where I spend most of my days, although not necessarily because I want it this way. As hard as…

The Only Election Security Bill That Matters Picks Up Two New Senate Co-sponsors The Only Election Security Bill That Matters Picks Up Two New Senate Co-sponsors

Democrats are pushing forward with a bill that, unlike competing legislation, would actually require the use of paper ballots and comprehensive audits in all federal elections.

Texas Home CCTV Video Shows Woman in Broken Arm Restraints Ringing Doorbell in Dead of Night  Texas Home CCTV Video Shows Woman in Broken Arm Restraints Ringing Doorbell in Dead of Night 

Montgomery County, Texas police are investigating an eerie incident captured on a home surveillance system in which an unknown, partially dressed woman in what appeared to be severed hand restraints rang local residential doorbells late at night.

Chinese Ridesharing Service Didi Chuxing Suspends Carpooling Option After Second Murder of Year Chinese Ridesharing Service Didi Chuxing Suspends Carpooling Option After Second Murder of Year

Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing has suspended Hitch, its free/tip-supported carpooling component that allows passengers to ride along with drivers headed in the same direction, after the second murder of a passenger this year.

DNC Now Says 'Hacking Attempt' Was Just a Phishing Test [Updated] DNC Now Says 'Hacking Attempt' Was Just a Phishing Test [Updated]

A widely reported hacking attempt on the main voter file of the Democratic National Party turns out to have been a security test, the DNC says.

'Hacking Attempt' on Democratic National Committee Discovered [Updated] 'Hacking Attempt' on Democratic National Committee Discovered [Updated]

Update, August 23: An alleged hacking attempt on the main voter file of the Democratic National Party turns out to have been a security test, according to a source familiar with the matter. The source indicated that the test had been authorized by a state party with the help of outside security staff. Gizmodo is w…

A Group of Engineers Say They've Created a Way to Detect Bombs and Guns Using Basic Wifi A Group of Engineers Say They've Created a Way to Detect Bombs and Guns Using Basic Wifi

Tracking down dangerous, hidden materials typically requires either a substantial labor force, costly and specific tools, or both. But a group of researchers is exploring a way in which threatening objects hidden in boxes or bags can be detected using off-the-shelf wifi.

Ajit Pai Is Getting Grilled for Misleading Congress Over Imaginary Cyberattacks Ajit Pai Is Getting Grilled for Misleading Congress Over Imaginary Cyberattacks

Democratic lawmakers have a message for Ajit Pai: Ignorance is no excuse.

Hackers Can Turn Body Cameras Into Malware Spewing Machines, Security Expert Says Hackers Can Turn Body Cameras Into Malware Spewing Machines, Security Expert Says

Once lauded as tools to enhance police accountability, body cameras have been facing increasing scrutiny from privacy advocates, and now one researcher has identified them as cybersecurity time bombs. Speaking to Wired ahead of a Def Con presentation, Josh Mitchell, a consultant at the security firm Nuix,…

Here's the Official Plan to Create the U.S. Space Force Here's the Official Plan to Create the U.S. Space Force

Speaking at the Pentagon earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence outlined the official plan to create the U.S. Space Force, the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years.

China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems China Tests Hypersonic Aircraft Capable of Penetrating U.S. Missile Defense Systems

China claims to have successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft capable of reaching speeds in excess of Mach 6, or 4,563 miles per hour. The cutting-edge vehicle has the potential to penetrate U.S. missile defense systems and be refitted to include a nuclear warhead.

Venezuelan Officials Allege Attempted Drone Assassination of President Nicolas Maduro Venezuelan Officials Allege Attempted Drone Assassination of President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan government officials say that two explosions at a military assemblage in Caracas on Saturday were in fact an attempt on President Nicolas Maduro’s life using bomb-carrying drones—and though the exact nature of just what happened is still being disputed, the idea that it indeed involved bomb drones isn’t as…

The DNC Is Telling Democrats to Dump Their ZTE and Huawei Devices, Even If They're Cheap The DNC Is Telling Democrats to Dump Their ZTE and Huawei Devices, Even If They're Cheap

The Democratic National Committee is warning candidates, party officials, and campaign workers to steer clear of Huawei and ZTE mobile devices—apparently under the concern that the smartphones could used to spy on them.

Amnesty International Targeted by Israeli-Made Spyware via WhatsApp Amnesty International Targeted by Israeli-Made Spyware via WhatsApp

Human rights nonprofit Amnesty International on Tuesday disclosed what it says was a plot likely carried out by a hostile government to infiltrate its network by infecting a member of its staff with sophisticated spyware.

Simulated Attacks Reveal How Easily Corporate Networks Fall Prey to Hackers Simulated Attacks Reveal How Easily Corporate Networks Fall Prey to Hackers

Over the past 10 months, software firm Rapid7 has conducted hundreds of penetration tests: simulated cyberattacks that test how a network holds up against actual threats. The results were compiled in a study called “Under the Hoodie 2018,” which not only perpetuates the stereotype of darkly cowled hackers but makes…

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