Saturday, November 17, 2018

Julian Assange Charges, Japan’s Top Cybersecurity Official, and More Security News This Week

Safer browsing, more bitcoin scams, and the rest of the week's top security news.

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints

Researchers have refined a technique to create so-called DeepMasterPrints, fake fingerprints designed to get past security.

Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation

When we're being watched, we conform. We don't speak freely or try new things. But social progress happens in the gap between what’s legal and what’s moral.

The Mueller Investigation May Be Safe Despite Matt Whitaker

Robert Mueller's work as special counsel may seem imperiled by the acting attorney general, but there's plenty of reason for optimism.

Mozilla Lists Easy-to-Hack Devices in Annual Gift Idea Guide

In its second annual “Privacy Not Included” guide, the nonprofit highlights internet-connected gifts that value your privacy—and the ones that may not.

DARPA’s Hail Mary Plan to Restart a Hacked US Electric Grid

On tiny Plum Island, DARPA stages a real-life blackout to put its grid recovery tools to the test.

Why Google Internet Traffic Rerouted Through China and Russia

For two hours Monday, Google internet traffic rerouted through China, Russia, and elsewhere. Here's why.

The US Didn’t Sign the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

Corporations have taken the lead over nations on governing the internet: The initiative might not have counted the US as a signatory, but did include Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and others.

The US Is the Only Country Where There Are More Guns Than People

The US has worst rate of gun violence among all developed countries, and still we fail to regulate.

How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Old Gadgets

Keep your data private and the environment protected.

A Phony Elon Musk Scam, Foreign Malware Samples, and More Security News This Week

Compromised crypto, flawed SSDs, and more of the week's top security news.

Sue Gordon: Silicon Valley Should Work With the Government

In an expansive on the record interview with WIRED, principle deputy director of national intelligence made her pitch for public-private partnerships.

Bugs in DJI Drones Could Have Exposed Photos and User Data

Researchers found that they could compromise DJI's single sign-on tokens, similar to the issue behind Facebook's massive breach this September.

Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Machine Meltdowns Are Normal—That’s the Problem

Americans watched their voting technology break down right in front of their eyes—or on social media—Tuesday, but it's too soon to tell if the problems reached historic proportions.

Midterm Elections 2018: All the Hoaxes and Viral Misinformation

WIRED is looking out for the biggest stories, the most common hoaxes, and the likeliest sources of confusion as they emerge throughout the day.

Midterms 2018: The Unprecedented Effort to Secure Election Day

Ninety-four district election officers. Thirteen hundred electoral jurisdictions. Multiple law enforcement agencies. The fight to keep the midterms safe has an unimaginable scope.

Trump’s ‘Racist’ Midterms Ad Backs Facebook Into a Corner

Facebook took down Donald Trump’s ad for violating its policies, but you can still watch the video on his profile.

HEY KNOW IT ALLS! Can I Vote Online?

Our in-house experts answer questions about your interactions with technology.

Don’t Be Duped by Voting Misinformation Before the Midterms

How to find accurate voting information for the midterm elections

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Accuses Georgia Democrats of Hacking

Georgia's secretary of state is also its GOP gubernatorial candidate. And he just claimed that Democrats committed "cyber crimes."
SC Magazine

Instagram flaw exposes user passwords

A security flaw in Instagram’s recently released “Download Your Data” tool could have exposed some user passwords, the company reportedly told users. The tool, revealed by Instagram right before the GDPR regulation went into effect, is designed to let users...

Julian Assange Charges, Japan’s Top Cybersecurity Official, and More Security News This Week

Safer browsing, more bitcoin scams, and the rest of the week's top security news.
The Register

SMS 2FA database leak drama, MageCart mishaps, Black Friday badware, and more

Plus, why is Kaspersky Lab getting into chess? Roundup  What a week it has been: we had the creation of a new government agency, a meltdown flashback, and of course, Patch Tuesday.…
TechRepublic

Is retaining a cybersecurity attorney a good idea for your business?

Cybersecurity is so complicated that businesses, large and small, are retaining legal counsel specializing in security. Learn two more steps businesses should take before a cyberattack hits.

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints

Researchers have refined a technique to create so-called DeepMasterPrints, fake fingerprints designed to get past security.