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Meet the new ransomware that knows where you live

The carefully-crafted and user-specific emails contains a link that tries to trick the user into installing a new kind of malware.

FBI says it can hack 'narrow slice' of iPhones

The FBI director said the hack it used to bypass the passcode on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone does not work on an iPhone 5s or later.

Obama administration finally takes position on encryption, one that nobody will like

But the position won't break the political deadlock on unbreakable encryption.

UK Messaging App Tengi Goes Global

Tengi is a new messaging app that uses ads but apparently lets users win back a part of the revenue. Since its launch in February 2016, Tengi has amassed more than 25,000 usersand given away more than £170,000 in cash. This is their press release. Web Messaging app tengi payback

Redgate releases community editions of its MySQL tools

In a move reflecting the increasingacceptance and adoption of open source software and the principles behind it,Redgate Software has released community editions of its MySQL database tools.Alongside the paid-for enterprise editions, MySQL Compare and MySQL DataCompare are now available free for non-commercial use. Web redgate mysgl opensource tool

Google boosts network Safe Browsing with malware, social engineering alerts

Safe Browsing Alerts for Network Administrators is being upgraded with useful information for IT specialists.

Steam censors pirate chats, message links

The online gaming platform appears to be censoring links stemming from The Pirate Bay.

Beware Dating Site Scammers and Their Ungrammatical Game

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. The post Beware Dating Site Scammers and Their Ungrammatical Game appeared first on WIRED.

Adobe readies emergency patch for Flash zero-day bug exploited in the wild

The zero-day vulnerability allows attackers to take complete control of a victim's system.

Spy Tool Ruling Inches the Stingray Debate Closer to the Supreme Court

A Maryland appellate court delivered a strong blow to law enforcement and rebuked the government for its secrecy around the use of stingrays. The post Spy Tool Ruling Inches the Stingray Debate Closer to the Supreme Court appeared first on WIRED.

Bug Bounty Guru Katie Moussouris Will Help Hackers and Companies Play Nice

Katie Moussouris is branching out as an independent consultant to help companies and organizations launch bug bounty programs. The post Bug Bounty Guru Katie Moussouris Will Help Hackers and Companies Play Nice appeared first on WIR...

Hack Brief: Turkey Breach Spills Info on More Than Half Its Citizens

Though the database is from 2008, privacy activists say it still represents a serious exposure of sensitive information for most of the nation. The post Hack Brief: Turkey Breach Spills Info on More Than Half Its Citizens appeared first on WIRED.

Who's in charge during a cyberattack? Pentagon doesn't know

A new government report criticizes the Defense Dept. for not clearly defining lead roles in the event of a cyberattack on the US.

Microsoft patches severe account hijacking security flaw

A vulnerability exposing user accounts to hijacking was patched 48 hours after being reported.

Trump hotel chain suffers fresh data breach

The string of hotels is reportedly dealing with a new data breach of credit card systems, the second incident in less than a year.

Oculus Rift's privacy policy says it's not liable if it's hacked

The company's privacy policy also permits the company to terminate the service of any account at any time for any reason, turning the $599 device into an expensive paperweight.

How Reporters Pulled Off the Panama Papers, the Biggest Leak in Whistleblower History

The 2.6 terabyte Panama Papers may be the first leak of their scale, but they won't be the last. The post How Reporters Pulled Off the Panama Papers, the Biggest Leak in Whistleblower History appeared first on WIRED.

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