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In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving amateur and professional cryptographers mad ever since. To honor the 25th anniversary of the Wall’s […]
The post Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture appeared first on WIRED.
More than two years after Julian Assange sought protection at the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK, a Swedish court is still demanding he return to that country to face questioning in a sex crimes investigation. Today a Swedish appeals court rejected Assange’s request to rescind the warrant for his arrest. “In making this assessment, account […]
The post Swedish Court Rejects Julian Assange’s Appeal to Dismiss His Arrest Warrant appeared first on WIRED.
The eBay-style contraband bazaar Evolution has grown more than 50 percent in drug offerings since September.
The post How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise appeared first on WIRED.
Jelle Martens Eight years ago, Polish hacker Joanna Rutkowska was experimenting with rootkits—tough-to-detect spyware that infects the deepest level of a computer’s operating system—when she came up with a devious notion: What if, instead of putting spyware inside a victim’s computer, you put the victim’s computer inside the spyware? At the time, a technology known […]
The post How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers appeared first on WIRED.
With the rise and fall of the Silk Road—and then its rise again and fall again—the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as “a vast, secret, cyber underworld” that accounts for “90% of the Internet,” it’s time for a refresher.
Tonight, the lame duck senate still run by the democrats voted on the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan-backed bill to usher in NSA reform.
The result is practically uncrackable encryption for hundreds of millions of phones and tablets that have Whatsapp installed---by some measures the world’s largest-ever implementation of this standard of encryption in a messaging service.
The post Whatsapp Just Switched on End-to-End Encryption for Hundreds of Millions of Users appeared first on WIRED.
For years the government has refused to talk about or even acknowledge its secret use of zero-day exploits to hack into the computers of adversaries and criminal suspects. But this year the Obama administration finally acknowledged what everyone already knew, that the National Security Agency and law enforcement agencies keep information about software vulnerabilities secret so they can be exploited for purposes of surveillance and sabotage. But in a new interview, Michael Daniel, special adviser to the president as the National Security Council cybersecurity coordinator, denies to WIRED that the government stockpiles zero days and says that a program for disclosing zero-day vulnerabilities by default, aside from special-use cases, has been in place since 2010.
The post U.S. Gov Insists It Doesn’t Stockpile Zero-Day Exploits to Hack Enemies appeared first on WIRED.
AT&T has put plans to include unique tracking IDs on consumer's mobile web traffic on hold.
The post AT&T Stops Using Invasive ‘Perma-Cookies,’ But It May Turn Them Back On appeared first on WIRED.
It’s bad enough the government has been skulking around in cars and vans with a little device that can impersonate a cell phone tower and track you. Now, in a move that should surprise no one, it’s taking to the skies to expand its tracking reach, in a move that would also allow it to […]
The post The Feds Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ in Planes to Spy on Our Phone Calls appeared first on WIRED.