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Russia Inches Toward Its Splinternet Dream
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Russia Inches Toward Its Splinternet Dream

For years, the country has been trying to create its own sovereign Internet—a goal given new impetus by the backlash to its invasion of Ukraine.

Apple and Meta Gave User Data to Hackers Who Used Forged Legal Requests
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Apple and Meta Gave User Data to Hackers Who Used Forged Legal Requests

Data was used to enable harassment, may aid financial fraud.

Cyber War Talks Heat Up at U.N. With Russia at Table
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Cyber War Talks Heat Up at U.N. With Russia at Table

Group is trying to define what is acceptable in cyberspace.

Hundreds of HP Printer Models Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution
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Hundreds of HP Printer Models Vulnerable to Remote Code Execution

HP issued security advisories for three critical-severity vulnerabilities impacting its LaserJet Pro, Pagewide Pro, OfficeJet, Enterprise, Large Format, and DeskJet...

Spam Texts From Your Own Number? 'Bad Actors' Sent Them, Verizon Says
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Spam Texts From Your Own Number? 'Bad Actors' Sent Them, Verizon Says

The wireless carrier said that it was working with the F.B.I. and the Secret Service to investigate a recent wave of fraudulent messages, but said the source did...

Researchers Protect Solar Technologies from Cyberattack
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Researchers Protect Solar Technologies from Cyberattack

University of Georgia researchers unveiled a sensor system that watches power electronic converters at solar energy farms for signs of cyberattack in real time....

Tiny, Cheap Solution for Quantum-Secure Encryption
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Tiny, Cheap Solution for Quantum-Secure Encryption

Researchers at Washington State University in St. Louis have proposed a quantum-secure system that is inexpensive, convenient, and scalable.

Behold, a Password Phishing Site that Can Trick Even Savvy Users
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Behold, a Password Phishing Site that Can Trick Even Savvy Users

A proof-of-concept "browser in the browser" exploit could phish passwords using a malicious site that does not contain suspicious domains or substitute letters....

Do EV Charging Stations Open the Power Grid to Attack?
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Do EV Charging Stations Open the Power Grid to Attack?

Electric vehicle Charging Station Management Systems need greater focus on security.

Mysterious Satellite Hack Has Victims Far Beyond Ukraine
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Mysterious Satellite Hack Has Victims Far Beyond Ukraine

The biggest hack since Russia's war began knocked thousands of people offline. The spillover extends deep into Europe.

Greece's National Postal Service Restoring Systems After Ransomware Attack
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Greece's National Postal Service Restoring Systems After Ransomware Attack

ELTA has released multiple updates on the situation after reporting on Monday that it was struggling to deal with a ransomware attack they discovered on Sunday...

Corrupted Open Source Software Enters the Russian Battlefield
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Corrupted Open Source Software Enters the Russian Battlefield

A programmer behind the popular open-source npm program node-ipc poisoned it with malware that erased the hard drives of computers located in Russia or Belarus....

Deepfakes Trying to Change the Course of War
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Deepfakes Trying to Change the Course of War

Deepfake videos are being used to manipulate the course of the war in Ukraine.

EU Takes Aim at Big Tech's Power With Landmark Digital Act
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EU Takes Aim at Big Tech's Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union was expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018...

Hackers Hit Authentication Firm Okta, Customers 'May Have Been Impacted'
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Hackers Hit Authentication Firm Okta, Customers 'May Have Been Impacted'

Authentication services provider Okta reported a hacker breach that may have impacted some of its customers.

 Anonymous Claims it Hacked Russia's Central Bank
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Anonymous Claims it Hacked Russia's Central Bank

Group has already leaked thousands of Kremlin documents relating to the war.

The FTC's New Enforcement Weapon Spells Death for Algorithms
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The FTC's New Enforcement Weapon Spells Death for Algorithms

It may have found a new standard for penalizing tech companies that violate privacy and use deceptive data practices: algorithmic destruction.

How Native Americans Try to Debug AI's Biases
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How Native Americans Try to Debug AI's Biases

At the recent American Indian Science and Engineering Society, students in a workshop created metadata to train an algorithm to understand an image's cultural significance...

CISA Warning: Russian Actors Bypassed 2FA
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CISA Warning: Russian Actors Bypassed 2FA

What happened, how to avoid it.

A Big Bet to Kill the Password for Good
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A Big Bet to Kill the Password for Good

FIDO is looking to get to the heart of what still makes passwordless schemes tough to navigate.
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