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LizardStresser botnet targets IoT devices to launch 400Gbps attacks

The vulnerable status of our Internet of Things (IoT) devices has gifted the DDoS tool with resources it cannot resist.

Congressional Report Is the Latest to Slam a Bad Crypto Bill

A research paper from the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security puts another nail in the coffin of a Senate bill to effectively ban strong encryption. The post Congressional Report Is the Latest to Slam a Bad Crypto Bill appeared first on WIRED.

A massive financial crime and terrorism database has leaked

The list contains 2.2 million names of high-risk individuals and organizations -- including those thought to be involved in financial crime and terrorism.

Researchers Sue the Government Over Computer Hacking Law

The CFAA makes it illegal to violate a web site's terms of service, preventing researchers from investigating possible discrimination on sites. The post Researchers Sue the Government Over Computer Hacking Law appeared first on WIRE...

Symantec enterprise, consumer product security flaws 'as bad as they get'

Google's Project Zero team has unearthed severe security holes in Symantec and Norton products which place you at serious risk.

Efficient Application Testing With Burp’s Cookie Jar

Testing web applications for security flaws is sometimes difficult due to the peculiar behaviors of applications. One curious behavior is an application that modifies and validates cookies on a per-request basis—that is, every new request sent to the application must contain the valid cookie sent in the previous response. Show More Summary

Apple patent could prevent 'illegal' iPhone recording

The patent could prevent iPhone camera from being able to record concerts and classified facilities. Could it be used to prevent recording of protests?

Uh Oh: Google Expands Its Ad Tracking. But, Yay: It’s Opt-In

Google's got a new privacy setting, and it leaves the choice in your hands. The post Uh Oh: Google Expands Its Ad Tracking. But, Yay: It’s Opt-In appeared first on WIRED.

Peter Thiel Has Only Pushed the Next Gawker Underground

The next ValleyWag will be more like Wikileaks than Gawker, and perhaps even published on the dark web. The post Peter Thiel Has Only Pushed the Next Gawker Underground appeared first on WIRED.

Clever Attack Uses the Sound of a Computer’s Fan to Steal Data

By controlling the speed of a computer's internal fans, researchers show how they can steal passwords and other data from "air-gapped" machines. The post Clever Attack Uses the Sound of a Computer’s Fan to Steal Data appeared first on WIRED.

A PC in a Backpack; The Future of Virtual Reality?

Here’s a look at a future which will take virtual reality to a whole new level.

A hacker is advertising millions of stolen health records on the dark web

The dark web seller has four batches of data, going for close to $1 million in bitcoin.

Meet OurMine, the ‘Security’ Group Hacking CEOs and Celebs

The hacker group that has defaced the Twitter feeds of Google, Facebook, and Amazon execs claims it's just trying to sell innocent audit services. The post Meet OurMine, the 'Security' Group Hacking CEOs and Celebs appeared first on WIRED.

Deutsche Telekom finds passwords for sale on dark web, but denies hack

The company denied it had suffered a data breach, suggesting the data came from another source.

New exploits target hospital devices, places patients at risk

'Medjack 2' describes the latest weapons in the hacker arsenal used to hijack medical devices.

So Hey You Should Stop Using Texts for Two-Factor Authentication

A string of recent SMS hacks means security-conscious users should switch to a more secure login system. The post So Hey You Should Stop Using Texts for Two-Factor Authentication appeared first on WIRED.

Security News This Week: Brexit Edition (Hey, at Least Bitcoin Is OK)

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. The post Security News This Week: Brexit Edition (Hey, at Least Bitcoin Is OK) appeared first on WIRED.

Security Best Practices for Azure App Service Web Apps, Part 4

Microsoft’s Azure App Service is a fully managed Platform as a Service for developers that provides features and frameworks to quickly and easily build apps for any platform and any device. In spite of its ease of use, developers still need to keep security in mind because Azure will not take care of every aspect of security. Show More Summary

A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies

A flaw in the way Google implemented its content-protection technology for the Chrome browser lets you steal movies streamed from Netflix and other providers. The post A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies appeared first on WIRED.

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