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Port Out Scams
Port Out Scams

The SIM Hijackers

Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victim’s weakness? Phone numbers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5 minutes ago
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks

Here’s a guide on how to prevent and protect yourself against the threat of hackers taking over your phone number and going after your online accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6 minutes ago
pcAnywhere
pcAnywhere

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

Remote-access software and modems on election equipment 'is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.'
Kim Zetter
2 hours ago
Venmo
Venmo

A Privacy Researcher Uncovered a Year’s Worth of Breakups and Drug Deals Using Venmo’s Public Data

Unless you change the settings yourself, the stuff you do on Venmo is publicly visible. “Public by Default” explores the easily accessible details of Venmo users’ lives.
Samantha Cole
6 hours ago
Trump
Trump

Trump's Stupid ‘Where Is the DNC Server?’ Conspiracy Theory, Explained

Trump refuses to believe all the evidence that Russia hacked the DNC, because he understands nothing about how digital forensics works.
Jason Koebler
16 hours ago
merger mania
merger mania

Ajit Pai Finds a Spine, Sends Sinclair-Tribune Deal to Merger Purgatory

FCC boss’ sudden interest in factual data could doom the controversial deal.
Karl Bode
17 hours ago
Ye Olde Bread
Ye Olde Bread

The Oldest Bread Ever Found Dates Back 14,400 Years and Predates Agriculture

The discovery suggests that Natufian hunter-gatherers baked bread from wild grains long before it was cultivated from crops.
Becky Ferreira
19 hours ago
space spiders
space spiders

MIT's 'Orbit Weaver' Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a page from Spiderman to help astronauts navigate while weightless.
Daniel Oberhaus
19 hours ago
unbundled network elements
unbundled network elements

Big Telecom Lobby Says There's Too Much Broadband Competition, Pushes FCC to Harm Smaller ISPs

AT&T and Verizon are lobbying for rule changes that will strangle smaller competitors, making US broadband competition even worse.
Karl Bode
19 hours ago
climate change
climate change

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Key Internet Infrastructure Within 15 Years

NYC, Miami, and Seattle are among the metropolitan regions most vulnerable to internet infrastructure damage due to climate change.
Becky Ferreira
20 hours ago
DIY
DIY

Canadian Man Dies in 'Amateur-Built' Helicopter Crash

The DIY aircraft crashed in Alberta, killing the pilot.
Jordan Pearson
20 hours ago
Life imitating art
Life imitating art

This Nuke Expert's Terrifying New Novel Is the Warning We Need Right Now

Real life has hewed closely to fictional events in 'The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Attacks Against the United States,' taking the book's author, American nuclear policy expert Jeffrey Lewis, by surprise.
David Axe
20 hours ago
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