Sorry, Banning ‘Killer Robots’ Just Isn’t Practical

Elon Musk and others seek restrictions on use of autonomous...

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Enigma ICO Heist Robs Nearly $500,000 in Ethereum From Investors

Crypto’s fine and good, but make sure you’re looking after the basics.

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Charlottesville, HBO Hacks, and More Security News This Week

Charlottesville, HBO hacks, and more of the week’s top security news.

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Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security
Aug19

Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security

Enlarge (credit: Omer Shwartz et al.) People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replacement parts installed by repair shops contain secret hardware that completely hijacks the security of the device. The concern arises from research that shows how replacement screens—one put into a Huawei Nexus 6P and the other into an LG G Pad 7.0—can be used to...

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Breaking Down the HBO Hacks: From Game of Thrones To a Twitter Takeover

Four separate security incidents, including _Game of Thrones_ leaks, have turned HBO’s August into a case study of hack attacks.

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Cloudflare Pulls Support For The Daily Stormer, a White Supremacist Site

Cloudflare pulls the plug on a white supremacist site, after years of declaring neutrality.

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