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Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker’s Buck

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One of the trickiest things about stopping DDoS attacks is that hackers constantly develop new variations on familiar themes. Take a recent strike against an unnamed gaming company, which used an amplification technique to turn a relatively tiny jab into a digital haymaker. On Wednesday, researchers from Akamai’s DDoS mitigation service Prolexic detailed a 35 […]

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A Password-Exposing Bug Was Purged From LastPass

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Developers of the LastPass password manager have patched a vulnerability that made it possible for websites to steal credentials for the last account the user logged into using the Chrome or Opera extension. The vulnerability was discovered late last month by Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy, who privately reported it to LastPass. In a […]

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Mysterious iOS Attack Changes Everything We Know About iPhone Hacking

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Hacking the iPhone has long been considered a rarified endeavor, undertaken by sophisticated nation states against only their most high-value targets. But a discovery by a group of Google researchers has turned that notion on its head: For two years, someone has been using a rich collection of iPhone vulnerabilities with anything but restraint or […]

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Everything We Know About the Capital One Hacking Case So Far

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At the end of July, the FBI and Capital One disclosed that the bank had suffered a massive data breach just a few months before, exposing personal and financial data from more than 100 million customers. The FBI arrested former Amazon employee Paige Thompson, 33, in connection with the crime, and accused her of also […]

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A Hack to Steal a Tesla, a Yelp Overhaul, and More News

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Researchers have figured out how to steal a Tesla, Yelp is switching up your search results, and Honda has a new take on the airbag. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s Headlines Hackers could […]

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Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library

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The 2020 United States Census will be the first to request a majority of Americans to respond online. The benefits are obvious. A digitized census is more efficient than the 230-year-old paper method, streamlining the processing of individual data for a population that has increased nearly a hundredfold since 1790, to 330 million. But connecting […]