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The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
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A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
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University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared first on WIRED.
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An appellate court puts the final seal on Ulbricht's life sentence, rejecting arguments about corrupt investigators and the injustice of his harsh sentence. The post Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal appeared first on WIRED.
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Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Bug Bounties Pay But Piracy Doesn't appeared first on WIRED.
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A group of security researchers present the most systematic analysis yet showing Russian hackers mix fakes in with their hacked revelations. The post Russian Hackers Are Using 'Tainted' Leaks To Sow Disinformation appeared first on WIRED.
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A new study raises questions about the deterrence value of harsh sentencing for dark web crimes. The post The Silk Road Creator’s Life Sentence Actually Boosted Dark Web Drug Sales appeared first on WIRED.
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The "sinkhole" domain that's held the ransomware in check is coming under repeated denial-of-service attacks. The post Hackers Are Trying to Reignite WannaCry With Nonstop Botnet Attacks appeared first on WIRED.
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The Swedish decision only brings into focus Assange's core conflict with the US government. The post Sweden Drops Assange's Rape Case---But He's Not Walking Free appeared first on WIRED.
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A French researcher says he's found a tool that could help some fraction of victims running that older Windows version. Just don't reboot! The post A WannaCry Flaw Could Help Some Windows XP Victims Get Files Back appeared first on WIRED.
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