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Twitter Is Spamming Users With Unexplained Notifications And Everyone Is Losing Their Minds

Twitter is sending out strange notifications to users, and no one knows what's going on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

Some Signal Disappearing Messages Are Not Disappearing

Journalists and sources may try to secure their communications not just with encryption, but also with automatically disappearing messages. But Signal has a nasty bug that can retain some messages.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

Researchers Rickrolled Emergency Alert Sirens in Proof-of-Concept Hack

Security researchers found that it was relatively easy to hijack the signal of the emergency alert siren system in San Francisco.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Facebook's Search Bar Briefly Autocompleted to 'Video of Girl Sucking Dick Under Water'

The social media platform served disturbing search results to some of its users tonight.
Sarah Emerson

Millions of Dollars In Ethereum Are Vulnerable to Hackers Right Now

Researchers discovered 34,200 buggy smart contracts on Ethereum.
Jordan Pearson

Relax, the Meltdown and Spectre CPU Patches Aren't Messing With Your Frame Rates

Your ability to crush noobs won’t be impeded.
Matthew Gault
Internet Insecurity

‘Dumb’ MacOS Bug Allowed Anyone to Get Admin Privileges Without a Password

A new bug on MacOS allowed any user to log in as the full-privilege admin user “root” just by entering root as login and pressing enter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Ethereum Wallet Company Knew About Critical Flaw That Let a User Lock Up Millions

Parity released its postmortem of the incident on Wednesday.
Jordan Pearson
good job

Someone ‘Accidentally’ Locked Away $150M Worth of Other People's Ethereum Funds

And a hard fork is on the table.
Jordan Pearson

Google Docs Is Randomly Flagging Files for Violating Its Terms of Service

Let this serve as a reminder that you have less control over your stuff online than it often appears.
Louise Matsakis
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Alerted ‘A Few Hundred Customers’ Targeted By Hackers

T-Mobile has called customers targeted by hackers who were trying to take control of their SIM cards, alerting them of the hack attempts, and suggesting ways to secure their accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai