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Beyond Kaseya: Everyday IT Tools Can Offer ‘God Mode’ for Hackers

When WIRED reached out to Jamf for comment, the company’s chief information security officer, Aaron Kiemele, pointed out that the Black Hat research doesn’t point to any actual security vulnerabilities in its software. But “management infrastructure,” Kiemele added in a statement, always holds “allure to attackers. So any time you’re ...

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How to Make Your Web Searches More Secure and Private

You’ll also see drop-down menus above your search results that let you filter them by location and time. Depending on what keywords you’ve used, you might also see a Local results tab—this will temporarily make use of your IP address to find results from regional sites, but this IP address ...

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An Office Phone Flaw Can’t Be Fixed by Cisco Alone

Ang Cui has spent 10 years hacking into internet-connected office phones and other “embedded devices”—that is, devices that don’t look like computers or servers but have all the trappings: a processor, memory, and, often, the ability to connect to other devices or the internet. As the founder of Red Balloon ...

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Why the Password Isn’t Dead Quite Yet

The second hurdle is even trickier. Even with all of those pieces in place, many passwordless schemes work only on newer devices and necessitate the ownership of a smartphone along with at least one other device. In practice, that’s a fairly narrow use case. Many people around the world share ...

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Amazon Echo Dots Store a Wealth of Data—Even After a Reset

Like most Internet-of-things devices these days, Amazon’s Echo Dot gives users a way to perform a factory reset so that, as the corporate behemoth says, users can “remove any … personal content from the applicable device(s)” before selling or discarding them. But researchers have recently found that the digital bits ...

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How REvil Ransomware Took Out Thousands of Business at Once

A massive chain reaction on Friday infected at least hundreds and likely thousands of businesses worldwide with ransomware, including a railway, pharmacy chain, and hundreds of storefronts of Sweden’s Coop grocery store brand. Carried out by the notorious Russia-based REvil criminal gang, the attack is a watershed moment, a combination ...

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Do Not Stare Into the Crypto Orb

At this very moment, a ransomware assault is hitting hundreds of businesses across the US. The incident appears to be the result of a so-called supply chain attack; hackers were able to push malware to victims through legitimate IT management software from a company called Kaseya. Making matters worse, REvil ...

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