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Hacking Fingerprint Readers with Master Prints

There’s interesting research on using a set of “master” digital fingerprints to fool biometric readers. The work is theoretical at the moment, but they might be able to open about two-thirds of iPhones with these master prints. 17 more words

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ICE is Using Stingray to Track Illegal Immigrants

According to court documents, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using Stingray cell-site simulators to track illegal immigrants….

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ICE is Using Stingray to Track Illegal Immigrants

According to court documents, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using Stingray cell-site simulators to track illegal immigrants.

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Schneier - The Future of Ransomware

This is an interesting essay by Bruce Schneier discussing the future of ransomware in the context of the Internet of Things.  Enjoy!

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/05/the_future_of_r.html

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The Future of Ransomware

Ransomware isn’t new, but it’s increasingly popular and profitable.

The concept is simple: Your computer gets infected with a virus that encrypts your files until you pay a ransom. 975 more words

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North Korean Cyberwar Capabilities

Reuters has an article on North Korea’s cyberwar capabilities, specifically “Unit 180.”

They’re still not in the same league as the US, UK, Russia, China, and Israel. 10 more words

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Extending the Airplane Laptop Ban

The Department of Homeland Security is rumored to be considering extending the current travel ban on large electronics for Middle Eastern flights to European ones as well. 945 more words

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