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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.

The Workaday Life of the World's Most Dangerous Ransomware Gang
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The Workaday Life of the World's Most Dangerous Ransomware Gang

A Ukrainian researcher leaked 60,000 messages from inside Conti. Here's what they reveal.

Can AI Learn to Forget?
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Can AI Learn to Forget?

Specialized techniques may make it possible to induce selective 'amnesia' in machine learning models.

Technology's Impact on Morality
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Technology's Impact on Morality

Leading technologists and thinkers are concerned about technology's impact on our ethical thinking.

Leaked Ransomware Docs Show Conti Helping Putin From the Shadows
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Leaked Ransomware Docs Show Conti Helping Putin From the Shadows

Members of the hacker gang may act in Russia's interest, but their links to the FSB and Cozy Bear hackers appear ad hoc.

New Attack Amplifies DDoSes by 4 Billion-Fold
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New Attack Amplifies DDoSes by 4 Billion-Fold

New technique also stretches out distributed denial of service durations to 14 hours.

Twitter Unveils Version of Site That Can Bypass Russia Block
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Twitter Unveils Version of Site That Can Bypass Russia Block

Twitter has launched a version of its service that can circumvent Russia's attempts to block and censor the flow of information about its Ukraine invasion.

Encryption Meant to Protect Against Quantum Hackers Is Easily Cracked
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Encryption Meant to Protect Against Quantum Hackers Is Easily Cracked

Ward Beullens at IBM Research Zurich in Switzerland easily cracked a cryptography algorithm touted as one of three contenders for a global standard against quantum...

Medical, IoT Devices Vulnerable to Attack
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Medical, IoT Devices Vulnerable to Attack

Researchers discovered seven vulnerabilities, known collectively as "Access:7," in more than 150 Internet of Things devices made by more than 100 companies.

Can AI Help Casinos Cut Down on Problem Gambling?
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Can AI Help Casinos Cut Down on Problem Gambling?

Researchers are looking to artificial intelligence as a way to potentially identify and predict problem gambling.
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