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The Garmin Hack Was a Warning

It’s been over a week since hackers crippled Garmin with a ransomware attack, and five days since its services started flickering back to life. The company still hasn’t fully recovered, as syncing issues and delays continue to haunt corners of the Garmin Connect platform. Two things, though, are clear: It ...

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Incognito Mode May Not Work the Way You Think It Does

No matter which browser you prefer—Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera, or any of the others—it will almost certainly offer an incognito or private mode, one which ostensibly keeps your web browsing secret. (Google Chrome still shows a hat-and-glasses icon when you go incognito, as if you’re now in disguise.) Incognito ...

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Hackers Broke Into Real News Sites to Plant Fake Stories

Over the past few years, online disinformation has taken evolutionary leaps forward, with the Internet Research Agency pumping out artificial outrage on social media and hackers leaking documents—both real and fabricated—to suit their narrative. More recently, Eastern Europe has faced a broad campaign that takes fake news ops to yet ...

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Children Stream on Twitch—Where Potential Predators Find Them

Similar spot checks of Twitch’s less popular competitors, YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming, turned up far fewer instances of apparent children livestreaming. To stream on YouTube via mobile, a user must have over 1,000 followers. Facebook Live doesn’t have a comparable restriction, but its live channel discovery sections for Facebook ...

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How to Spot—and Avoid—Dark Patterns on the Web

Every day, you use apps and services that were carefully crafted by teams of professional designers to deliver the best user experience possible. At least, that’s the idea. However, if you’ve ever found it easier to sign up for an account than it is to cancel it, you’ve stumbled onto ...

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A Cyberattack on Garmin Disrupted More Than Workouts

On Thursday, hackers hit the navigation and fitness giant Garmin with a ransomware attack that took down numerous services across the company. Garmin Connect, the cloud platform that syncs user activity data, went dark, as did portions of Garmin.com. But as athletes found themselves unable to record runs and workouts, ...

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Russia Tested a Space Weapon Last Week

This week, WIRED broke the news of a Russian military intelligence hacking campaign that dates all the way back to December 2018. The targets included government organizations and energy utilities, as Russia’s Fancy Bear hackers used a variety of techniques to break into targeted email accounts. While the intrusions don’t ...

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9 Tips to Keep Your Cloud Storage Safe and Secure

With cloud storage now so tightly integrated into desktop and mobile operating systems, we’re all syncing more data to and from the cloud than ever before: our photos, videos, documents, passwords, music, and more. There are plenty of benefits to having access to all of your data anywhere and from ...

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AI Helped Uncover Chinese Boats Hiding in North Korean Waters

Huge fleets of Chinese fishing boats have been caught stealthily operating in North Korean waters—while having their tracking systems turned off. The potentially illegal fishing operation was revealed through a combination of artificial intelligence, radar and satellite data. WIRED UK This story originally appeared on WIRED UK. A study published ...

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