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An attempted password crack was enough for a U.S. indictment against Julian Assange

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

Assange is charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because he participated in the theft of documents, the Department of Justice says.

Facebook beefs up privacy, security staff amid ongoing scrutiny over data collection practices

by Jeff Stone • 8 months ago

Two big hires were announced on the same day news broke that Facebook paid users between 13 and 35 years old up to $20 to install an app that collected data on their private messages in social media apps, photos and videos, emails, browsing history, location information and other data.

Security researchers and industry reps clash over voting machine security testing

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

Security researchers and vendors are disagree over whether a wide-ranging copyright law should have an exemption for research on voting machine security.

Hackers linked to Lebanese government caught in global cyber-espionage operation

by Michelai Graham • 2 years ago

The General Directorate of General Security, a Lebanese intelligence agency, has been tied to a mobile hacking operation discovered by researchers with cybersecurity firm Lookout Mobile Security and digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

EFF sues DOJ for information about alleged FBI-Geek Squad program

by Cassandra Stephenson • 2 years ago

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice Wednesday after a months-long quest to obtain records regarding the FBI’s alleged use of Best Buy Geek Squad employees to search customer computers without warrants.

YubiKey anti-phishing device saw 'huge spike' in orders this year

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

Devices like YubiKeys are significant steps up from other forms of 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) like text messages and authenticator apps that can be spoofed, phished, and surveilled.

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