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New Research Reveals the Hidden Downsides of Link Previews

Link previews are a ubiquitous feature found in just about every chat and messaging app, and with good reason. They make online conversations easier by providing images and text associated with the file that’s being linked. ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology ...

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A Hacker Is Threatening to Leak Patients’ Therapy Notes

Ransomware attacks have surged around the world in recent months, targeting big corporations and critical organizations like hospitals. But digital extortion comes in many forms. And a particularly vicious assault is currently taking place in Finland, where a hacker is threatening to release therapy notes and other data stolen over ...

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How to Delete Old Emails, Tweets, and Files

Once you post something to the internet, it’s there forever unless you take steps to remove it (and even then, you may not be successful.) While keeping your digital history around in perpetuity can have its advantages—digging out those tax emails from 2006, looking back on vacations from half a ...

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How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a 27-Ton Generator

Earlier this week, the US Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against a group of hackers known as Sandworm. The document charged six hackers working for Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency with computer crimes related to half a decade of cyberattacks across the globe, from sabotaging the 2018 Winter Olympics ...

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12 Cyber Threats That Could Wreak Havoc on the Election

Wednesday night, at a brief, hastily arranged press conference at FBI headquarters, four top US national security officials announced solemnly that they had evidence that two foreign adversaries, Iran and Russia, had obtained US voter data and appeared to be trying to spread disinformation about the election. It was the ...

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