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'AutoSploit' Tool Makes Unskilled Hacking Easier Than Ever

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'AutoSploit' Tool Makes Unskilled Hacking Easier Than Ever

'AutoSploit' Tool Makes Unskilled Hacking Easier Than Ever Another week, another death by a thousand leaks, from the operational security failure of fitness app Strava exposing the locations of military bases around the world to Russian hacker group Fancy Bear dropping the latest round of stolen documents from Olympics-related organizations. And then there was that other, congressionally orchestrated release of a certain classified memo, a highly politicized move whose importance security experts are still debating. As DC buzzed about that de-classified congressional statement alleging improper surveillance of former Trump campaign staffer Carter Page, we at WIRED were also covering the...

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Copycat Twitter Accounts Seek to Scam Crypto Users

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Copycat Twitter Accounts Seek to Scam Crypto Users

Copycat Twitter Accounts Seek to Scam Crypto Users A number of Twitter accounts masquerading as notable cryptocurrency developers and startups have been soliciting funds with promises of major gains. ADVERTISEMENT With the rise in value and popularity of cryptos, such scam accounts have been on the rise – asking for small donations of various cryptocurrencies on the social media platform. In exchange, these scams promise, they will later send several times the amount donated back to the originating address. Often this exchange will come under the guise of a giveaway: a "developer" will encourage fans to donate within a limited...

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Coincheck's $520M hack lays bare flaws in new breed of exchange

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Coincheck's $520M hack lays bare flaws in new breed of exchange

Coincheck's $520M hack lays bare flaws in new breed of exchange Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck suffered a $526 million theft of virtual currency. TOKYO -- The theft of 58 billion yen ($526 million) in cryptocurrency from Japan's Coincheck last week demonstrated that profit-focused exchange operators have neglected critical infrastructure, including protections for investor assets When Coincheck said early Sunday morning it would refund 80% of the value of the stolen virtual currency out of its own pocket, the news astonished a 29-year-old Tokyoite with an account at the exchange. "It has 46 billion yen in cash?" the office worker wondered. If...

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Shooting death at restaurant prompts call to act on security, safety

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Shooting death at restaurant prompts call to act on security, safety

Shooting death at restaurant prompts call to act on security, safety   On Nov. 19, Barcelona Wine Bar restaurant manager Chelsea Beller, 29, was shot and killed during a robbery at the popular eatery located in the Westside Ironworks development at 1085 Howell Mill Road. Beller and other employees were closing the restaurant when three masked men entered. They tied employees up with electrical tape and forced Beller into an upstairs office to open the safe, then shot her in the shoulder. She died of her injuries. Two suspects have since been taken into custody. As a direct result of...

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Google pulls kids games containing AdultSwine malware

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Google pulls kids games containing AdultSwine malware

Google pulls kids games containing AdultSwine malware Google removed roughly 60 apps that contained hidden pornographic malware from its Play Store after a security research company found the code. Many of the games were aimed at kids.  Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies reported the malware on Friday. Dubbed AdultSwine, the malware displayed pornographic images that looked like ads but were designed to prompt users to download fake security software. The users were then encouraged to click on other links they would have to pay for. Google moved immediately to kick the apps off of Google Play.  "We've removed the apps from...

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