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The Full Story of the Stunning RSA Hack Can Finally Be Told

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That afternoon, Coviello published an open letter to RSA’s customers on the company’s website. “Recently, our security systems identified an extremely sophisticated cyberattack in progress,” the letter read. “While at this time we are confident that the information extracted does not enable a successful direct attack on any of our RSA SecurID customers, this information […]

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They Told Their Therapists Everything. Hackers Leaked It All

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The next morning, Jere checked Twitter, where he was both horrified and relieved to learn that thousands of others had received the same threat. “Had I been one of the only people to get the mail, I would have been more scared,” he says. Vastaamo ran the largest network of private mental-health providers in Finland. […]

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How Audio Pros ‘Upmix’ Vintage Tracks and Give Them New Life

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AudioSourceRE and Audionamix’s Xtrax Stems are among the first consumer-facing software options for automated demixing. Feed a song into Xtrax, for example, and the software spits out tracks for vocals, bass, drums, and “other,” that last term doing heavy lifting for the range of sounds heard in most music. Eventually, perhaps, a one-size-fits-all application will […]

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2034, Part VI: Crossing the Red Line

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With the orders dispatched, Wisecarver set up a duty rotation among the national security staff and Chowdhury was sent home, to return the following morning. He expected the strike to occur sometime in the night. There would, of course, be a response from Beijing. And the national security staff needed to be ready for it. […]

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2034, Part V: Sailing Into Darkness

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She made a request to disable all of the avionics in one of her fighter squadrons, VMFA-323, the Death Rattlers, the only Marine squadron aboard the Enterprise and the only one that still used the antiquated F/A-18 Hornet airframe. She would be given two days to modify the aircraft in port, and then whatever extra […]

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2034, Part IV: The Spratly Islands Ambush

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That had been the plan. But by late afternoon, there was still no sign of the Americans. Ma Qiang was on the video teleconference again, updating Minister Chiang as to the disposition of his forces, which at that moment were deployed in a racetrack formation extending over dozens of nautical miles. As Ma Qiang spoke […]

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2034, Part III: One Left to Tell the Tale

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There was light in his room now. Hanging from a metal arm in the far corner was a television. Something was written on its bottom. Wedge relaxed his throbbing head against the pillow. With his unswollen eye, he focused on the television and the piece of text embossed at its base. It took all of […]

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2034, Part II: Blackout in Washington, DC

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Minister Chiang rubbed his round and very smooth chin. Lin Bao watched the screen. In the background, beyond the hurried comings and goings of the sailors on the bridge, he could see the horizon. A haze hung about the ocean. It took Lin Bao a moment to understand what had caused it—this haze was all […]