Guy Follows Girl Four Blocks To Her Car, Then Writes Her An Anonymous Letter

TwoXChromosomes under the name Written deliberately to draw to the reader in, the letter has people preparing themselves for the worst as he describes his methods, keeping a distance and pretending to talk on his phone. So far, so creepy. Could he have done it in a better way? The woman…

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Want to reduce fraud? Make a better password, dummy!

Researchers at Indiana University have confirmed that stringent password policies – aside from being really annoying – actually work. The research, led by Ph.D. student Jacob Abbott, IU CIO Daniel Calarco, and professor L. Jean Camp. They published their findings in a paper entitled “Factors Influencing Password Reuse: A Case…

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy

At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want your device to know everything about you but we…

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Hackable Touchscreens Could Spy on Hotel Rooms and Meetings

The connected devices you think about the least are sometimes the most insecure. That's the takeaway from new research to be presented at the DefCon hacking conference Friday by Ricky Lawshae, an offensive security researcher at Trend Micro. Lawshae discovered over two dozen vulnerabilities in Crestron devices used by corporations,…

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What Robert Mueller Knowsand 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knows what he’s protecting by staying in his job and fighting each day to preserve Mueller’s investigation Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even those who think they know turn out to be surprised by the scale and specificity of what Mueller knows. Last month, the senior Democrat…

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What Robert Mueller Knowsand 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knows what he’s protecting by staying in his job and fighting each day to preserve Mueller’s investigation Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even those who think they know turn out to be surprised by the scale and specificity of what Mueller knows. Last month, the senior Democrat…

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