ISIS Allegedly Ran a Covid-19 PPE Scam Site


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The Justice Department says that an agent of the terrorist organization operated FaceMaskCenter.com, in part of a series of cryptocurrency-related complaints.

An Alexa Bug Could Have Exposed Your Voice History to Hackers


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Amazon has patched the flaw, but its discovery underscores the importance of locking down your voice assistant interactions.

How Facebook and Other Sites Manipulate Your Privacy Choices


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Social media platforms repeatedly use so-called dark patterns to nudge you toward giving away more of your data.

The Furious Hunt for the MAGA Bomber


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Scarred by trauma and devoted to Trump, a man began mailing explosives to the president’s critics on the eve of an election. Inside the race to catch him.

Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election


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Human rights organizations have blamed the Belarusian government for widespread outages.

Over a Billion Android Devices Are at Risk of Data Theft


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Qualcomm has released a fix for the flaws in its Snapdragon chip, which attackers might exploit to monitor location or render the phone unresponsive.

A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use


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A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned out to be wildly inaccurate.

Flaws Could Have Exposed Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Hackers


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Researchers found troubling bugs in open-source libraries used by financial institutions.

The NSA’s Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You


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Plus: A Canon ransomware hack, a nasty Twitter bug, and more of the week’s top security news.

Intel Is Investigating How Confidential Data Ended Up Online


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The leak contains information that the company makes available to partners and customers under NDA. A researcher says it came from a breach.

Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers


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By apparently compromising moderator accounts, the attackers were able to post MAGA materials all over at least 70 popular subreddits.

Episode 125: The End of Passwords with Trusona’s Ori Eisen


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Passwords are the worst. It’s too hard to remember them so you end up reusing them everywhere. Password managers create a treasure trove for hackers. And even two-factor authentication has vulnerabilities. So that got us thinking – what’s next?

Ori Eisen is our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast. He is the founder and CEO of Trusona – a company working to bring about the end of passwords. Their technology verifies online identities using a combination of the existing biometrics in your phones, along with a snapshot of the “river of data” coming from the phone’s sensors. It’s online security that goes way beyond asking for your mother’s maiden name.

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Who is Ori Eisen?

Ori Eisen is the founder and CEO of Trusona. He has spent the last two decades fighting online crime. Prior to founding Trusona, Ori founded 41st Parameter – the leading online fraud prevention and detection solution for financial institutions and e-commerce. Prior to that, he served as the Worldwide Fraud Director for American Express focusing on Internet and counterfeit fraud. And before that, he was the Director of Fraud Prevention for VeriSign/Network Solutions.

 

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Chinese Hackers Have Pillaged Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry


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A campaign called Operation Skeleton Key has stolen source code, software development kits, chip designs, and more.

The Quest to Liberate $300,000 of Bitcoin From an Old Zip File


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The story of a guy who wouldn’t let a few quintillion possible decryption keys stand between him and his cryptocurrency.

How the US Can Prevent the Next ‘Cyber 9/11’


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In an interview with WIRED, former national intelligence official Sue Gordon discusses Russian election interference and other digital threats to democracy.

The Feds Want These Teams to Hack a Satellite—From Home


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Meet the hackers who, this weekend, will try to commandeer an actual orbiter as part of a Defcon contest hosted by the Air Force and the Defense Digital Service.

The Subtle Tricks Shopping Sites Use to Make You Spend More


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Through deceptive designs known as “dark patterns,” online retailers try to nudge you toward purchases you wouldn’t otherwise make.

Dutch Hackers Found a Simple Way to Mess With Traffic Lights


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By reverse engineering apps intended for cyclists, security researchers found they could cause delays in at least 10 cities from anywhere in the world.

Voting Machine Makers Are Finally Playing Nice With Hackers


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After years of secrecy, one major election tech company is giving more hackers a look under the hood.

Trump’s TikTok Drama Is a Distraction


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As the White House zeroes in on a single app, some experts say more pressing issues are going by the wayside.