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The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm CSC after being partially acquitted of other hacking charges in Sweden. In the Danish case, Svartholm […]
OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool.
The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED.
In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account. Now hackers have learned the same trick. Only instead of a mistress, they're sharing their love letters with data-stealing malware buried deep on a victim's computer.
The post Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data appeared first on WIRED.
A school board in Tennessee is being accused of violating the constitutional rights of students over a policy that allows school officials to search any electronic devices students bring to campus and to monitor and control what students post on social media sites.
The post ACLU Calls Schools’ Policy to Search Devices and ‘Approve’ Kids’ Web Posts Unconstitutional appeared first on WIRED.
Three years ago, New York Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference to pressure federal law enforcement to crack down on the Silk Road, the anonymous online drug market that had only just come to light. Now, over a year since that contraband bazaar was seized by the FBI, Schumer seems to have discovered that […]
The post NY Senator Calls for Renewed Crackdown on Dark Web Drug Sales appeared first on WIRED.
Verizon Wireless has been subtly altering the web traffic of its wireless customers for the past two years, inserting a string of about 50 letters, numbers, and characters into data flowing between these customers and the websites they visit. The company—one the country’s largest wireless carriers, providing cell phone service for about 123 million subscribers—calls […]
The post Verizon’s ‘Perma-Cookie’ Is a Privacy-Killing Machine appeared first on WIRED.
Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it's no surprise that a cottage industry of privacy marketers now wants to sell them the solution in a $50 piece of hardware promising internet “anonymity” or “invisibility." And as with any panacea in a box, the quicker the fix, the more doubt it deserves.
The post Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely appeared first on WIRED.
Wyden spoke with WIRED about the difficulties of keeping mum on classified matters, about his public showdown with intelligence chief James Clapper over the NSA's data collection on Americans, and about the government's use of zero-day exploits.
The post Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System appeared first on WIRED.
The Log Jammer blends into a natural setting to cut off that constant remote communication---to force people to experience the place they're in.
The post This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You’ll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature appeared first on WIRED.
The FBI may get all the love (and movies), but the US Marshals Service is America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Brian Finke spent nearly four years embedded with the marshals, chronicling their daily lives with intimate, revealing images that peer into an often dangerous world. “I felt like it was my own version of the […]
The post Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer appeared first on WIRED.