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Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys
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Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys

Researcher Hanno Böck reports breaking cryptographic keys generated with older software now owned by technology company Rambus by using Fermat's factorization method...

Fermilab Exposes Proprietary Data for All to See
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Fermilab Exposes Proprietary Data for All to See

Security researchers of the Sakura Samurai ethical hacking group used multiple unsecured entry points to access data, code, messages, and passwords belonging to...

They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

­ber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona
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­ber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona

A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber's self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg...

How the Government Shutdown Is Flushing Away Federal Cyber-Talent
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How the Government Shutdown Is Flushing Away Federal Cyber-Talent

The US Federal government is in the midst of the longest gap in funding for many of its agencies in history. As the "shutdown" extends into a second month, the...

Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'
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Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'

Today, Facebook took down 30 pages, 33 Facebook accounts, three Facebook groups, and 16 Instagram accounts that Facebook's head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel...

Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account
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Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account

Last week, Amazon announced a change to an Amazon Web Service designed specifically to end the use of domain fronting—the exploitation of a content delivery network's...

Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future
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Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future

With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation randomized video game loot boxes are facing these days, you might think the practice of charging...

Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams
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Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams

Army researchers have discovered what experienced information security teams already know: actual human interaction isn't a key to success when you already know...

What the Latest Strike on Syria Succeeded At (and What It Didn't)
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What the Latest Strike on Syria Succeeded At (and What It Didn't)

On April 13, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched the largest barrage of cruise missiles since the opening of the Gulf War.

What Lies Beneath: The Things Facebook Knows Go Beyond ­ser Data
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What Lies Beneath: The Things Facebook Knows Go Beyond ­ser Data

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations regarding the exposure of profile data for millions of users, Facebook is now facing an investigation into its...

Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall
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Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall

A number of "alt-right," pro-Trump, and self-described conservative social media personalities awoke this morning to find that they had a lot fewer followers on...

License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch
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License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch

Wow, that 2017, though. Quite a year. Let's grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we've witnessed over the past 12 months...

Australian Man ­ses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer
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Australian Man ­ses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer

A 60-year-old electrician in Perth, Western Australia had his termination upheld by a labor grievance commission when it was determined he had been abusing his...

Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans For Pwns
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Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans For Pwns

Asking the crowd for help in fixing security problems is going mainstream.

Members of Congress Want You to Hack the ­S Election Voting System
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Members of Congress Want You to Hack the ­S Election Voting System

This summer, DefCon's "Voting Machine Hacking Village" turned up a host of US election vulnerabilities (PDF). Now, imagine a more mainstream national hacking event...

With the Uss mccain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings
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With the Uss mccain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings

In the darkness of early morning on August 21, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker in the Strait of Malacca off Singapore.

Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar
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Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar

In a sign of the soaring demand for zeroday attacks that target software that's becoming increasingly secure, a market-leading broker is offering serious cash for...

New Web Tool Tracks Russian 'influence Ops' on Twitter
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New Web Tool Tracks Russian 'influence Ops' on Twitter

The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan project backed by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), has launched a Web tool to keep tabs on...

Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament
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Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament

The Championships at Wimbledon, which consumes some 28 tons of strawberries, 10,000 litres of cream, and 320,000 glasses of Pimm's per year, is notable for its...
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