WIRED Security: News, Advice, and More

WIRED Security: News, Advice, and More

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August 5, 2022 4 min
What's it like to be responsible for a billion people's digital security? Just ask the company's Morse researchers.
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Roman Sterlingov, accused of laundering $336 million, is proclaiming his innocence—and challenging a key investigative tool.
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Russia has been trying to block the anonymous browser since December—with mixed results.
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The next time someone wants to borrow your device to make a call or take a picture, take these steps to protect your privacy.
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The DOJ vows to protect people’s ability to travel out of state for abortion care, but legal experts warn we can’t take it for granted.
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Since Vladimir Putin blocked Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in March, Russia has been pushing away from the global internet at a rapid pace.
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While cybersecurity and foreign meddling remain priorities, domestic threats against election workers have risen to the top of the list.
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As new details about the scope of the sabotage emerge, the perpetrators—and the reason for their vandalism—remain unknown.
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A bill with bipartisan support might finally give the US a strong federal data protection law.
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Despite alerting Meta months ago, Iranian women’s rights groups say tens of thousands of fake accounts continue to bombard them on Instagram.
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Under increased scrutiny, certain period-tracking apps are seeing a surge of new users. Which are as safe as they claim to be?
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Researchers have found a way to use the web’s basic functions to identify who visits a site—without the user detecting the hack.
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Nonprofit donors had their information given to law enforcement without consent, highlighting limited data protections in the world’s largest democracy.
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Quantum-proof encryption is here—decades before it can be put to the test.
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The pro-Russian group Killnet is targeting countries supporting Ukraine. It has declared "war" against 10 nations.
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Fake sellers. Competitions. Crypto cons. There are plenty of grifts on the platform, but you don’t have to get sucked in.
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Starting with iOS 16, people who are at risk of being targeted with spyware will have some much-needed help.
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From cryptocurrency thefts to intrusions into telecom giants, state-backed attackers have had a field day in the year’s first half.
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With abortion set to be criminalized in more than half the US, encryption has never been more important for protection—and civil disobedience.
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If you use a mix of Apple, Android, and Windows gadgets, you're in luck: The security tool is now available to any Microsoft 365 subscriber.
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