Win XP patched to avert new outbreaks spawned by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 41 Share this story On Tuesday, Microsoft took the highly unusual step of issuing security patches for XP and other unsupported versions of Windows. The…


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Leaked NSA report says Russians tried to hack state election officials

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Eric Trump, son of then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, looks at wife Lara Yunaska’s voting booth. An NSA report indicates Russia may have attempted to plant…


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Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm spread so widely

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 167 Share this story Eight days ago, the WCry ransomware worm attacked more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The outbreak prompted infected hospitals to…


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Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A cryptocurrency mining farm. reader comments 16 Share this story On Friday, ransomware called WannaCry used leaked hacking tools stolen from the National Security Agency…


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Two days after WCry worm, Microsoft decries exploit stockpiling by governments

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 149 Share this story Two days after a National Security Agency-derived ransomware worm infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, Microsoft on Sunday criticized the stockpiling…


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DOJ code-breaking project found unencrypted on the internet

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Spread the loveTweet But the mass adoption of encryption has also become a thorn in the side of law enforcement and other government agencies. So their reaction has been to…


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NSA ends spying on messages Americans send about foreign surveillance targets

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Spread the loveTweet The NSA’s “upstream” collection system taps into Internet traffic and searches for content based on “selectors” identifying targets. Now, the NSA won’t check Americans’ traffic for those…


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With the war far from over, privacy activists cautiously celebrate a battle won

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Spread the loveTweet After the NSA’s surprise announcement that it would pull back on a contentious surveillance tactic, privacy advocates found themselves in a strange place in 2017: They’d actually…


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NSA backdoor detected on >55,000 Windows boxes can now be remotely removed

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 11 Share this story After Microsoft officials dismissed evidence that more than 10,000 Windows machines on the Internet were infected by a highly advanced National Security…


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