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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Georgia Hacking Bill SB315 Gets Cybersecurity All Wrong

In March, the Georgia State General Assembly passed a bill that would make it illegal to access a computer or network "without authority." Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has until Tuesday to...

How to Change Your Twitter Password Right Now

On Thursday, Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal disclosed in a blog post that the company had inadvertently recorded user passwords, in plaintext, in an internal system. This is not how...

Nigerian Email Scammers Are More Effective Than Ever

You would think that after decades of analyzing and fighting email spam, there'd be a fix by now for the internet's oldest hustle—the Nigerian Prince scam. There's generally more awareness that...

New Rowhammer Attack Hijacks Android Smartphones Remotely

Nearly four years have passed since researchers began to experiment with a hacking technique known as "Rowhammer," which breaks practically every security model of a computer by manipulating the physical electric...

Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down Amid Ongoing Facebook Crisis

Cambridge Analytica, the embattled data firm that worked on President Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, has told employees it is shutting down, along with its UK counterpart SCL Elections. The move, which...

Robert Mueller Likely Knows How the Trump Russia Investigation Ends

The beginning of May marks the longest period of public silence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team since his first charges last October—more than two months without any new plea deals,...

AI Can Help Cybersecurity—If It Can Fight Through the Hype

Walking the enormous exhibition halls at the recent RSA security conference in San Francisco, you could have easily gotten the impression that digital defense was a solved problem. Amidst branded t-shirts...

DDoS for Hire, a CIA Card Game, and More Security News This Week

WIRED tackled the big questions in security this week, starting with maybe the biggest: Why do so many people use "dragon" as their password? The answer actually says a lot about...

The House Intelligence Committee’s Russia Report Doesn’t Exonerate Donald Trump

The Republican majority of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released an over 250-page report Friday outlining its months-long investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The full...

Joy Reid Blames Hackers, Just Like Everyone Else

This week, MSNBC host Joy Reid has found herself embroiled in a familiar controversy. Twitter user @Jamie_Maz—for the second time—surfaced a number of homophobic posts, from the early aughts, on Reid's...


Dell’s G Series laptops are priced for every gamer

Dell’s launching its G Series of gaming laptops with every gamer in mind, from entry-level to more advanced users. Dell knows that not everyone...


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