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Bits Special Section: With Fraud Afoot, Shield Your Wallet

Credit cards have more legal protection than debit cards, but a quick response is the key to keeping intruders from your accounts and identity. Continue reading

Man Jailed For Facebook Revenge Porn

A man is jailed for posting revenge porn to Facebook, making him the first person to be imprisoned under a new Californian law. Continue reading

Bits Special Section: Preparing for Chip-and-PIN Cards in the United States

Americans retailers and banks are preparing for the wide release of a security technology in which a chip embedded into credit and debit cards can substantially reduce many forms of fraud. Continue reading

Report Says Cyberattacks Originated Inside Iran

A security firm identified Iranian hackers as the source of coordinated attacks against more than 50 targets in 16 countries, many of them corporate and government entities. Continue reading

Bits Special Section: Reinventing the Internet to Make It Safer

The Defense Department and leading computer scientists are working together to improve security by imagining an Internet rebuilt from scratch. Continue reading

Bits Special Section: China, a Fish Barrel for Cybercriminals

The naïveté of new Internet users, and an emphasis on bolstering the web’s growth, have left China’s more than 600 million Internet users vulnerable to cybercrime.



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Bits Special Section: Betting on Security Start-Ups in an Age of Data Breaches

Entrepreneurs are addressing the need for tighter corporate security, but skewed valuations are making it more difficult to determine which companies are a safe bet. Continue reading

Sony Films Are Pirated, and Hackers Leak Studio Salaries

The breach exposed two things the movie industry loathes — the piracy of films and details about executive compensation — and sent a ripple of dread across Hollywood.
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Sony Pictures hack gets uglier; North Korea won’t deny responsibility [Updated]

Employee salary, health data mixed in with other corporate data leaked. Continue reading

Critical networks in US, 15 other nations, completely owned, possibly by Iran

Operation Cleaver gets near-complete control of airlines, gas producers, defense. Continue reading

Does Rampant AI Threaten Humanity?

Are we really at risk of smart machines killing us off? Continue reading

Phishing Scam That Penetrated Wall Street Just Might Work Against You, Too

Advanced tactics raise the bar on spearphishing attacks, making them harder to spot. Continue reading

Feds Want Apple’s Help to Defeat Encrypted Phones, New Legal Case Shows

Prosecutors invoke 18th-century All Writs Act to get around thorny problem. Continue reading

How Will 5G Change the World?

Next-gen network promises no more buffering Continue reading

This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame

This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame

James Hoff’s art glitches music and images with malware like NSA-created Stuxnet and the ILOVEYOU viruses.

The post This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame appeared first on WIRED.



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Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor

The defense attorney for one young hacker with ties to Anonymous argues prosecutors indicted his client on 44 baseless felony charges as an intimidation and smear tactic. The post Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a … Continue reading

How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

How the world’s first real computer, the ENIAC, was restored by an unlikely group of conservationists—all thanks to Ross Perot.

The post How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap appeared first on WIRED.



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Bits Blog: Symantec Discovers ‘Regin’ Spy Code Lurking on Computer Networks

The security company indicated that a powerful program that could only have been created by a “nation state” has been finding its way into computer systems for six years.



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Facebook’s Auto-playing Videos in an ISIS Era

Want to avoid accidental video views? Don’t expect easy opt-outs or warning tags. Continue reading

Bits Blog: What Cloud Computing Means to Your Job

The next big technology migration will change how workplaces are organized. Bad news, middle managers: You’re going to get less important.



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