Security News This Week: Employees May Have Snooped on Ring Security Camera Feeds

WIRED | 1/12/2019 | Emily Dreyfuss
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Another week, another crypto heist. This time, Ethereum Classic was the target, when hackers stole around $1.1 million worth of coins by taking over 51-percent of the currency’s network.

Another familiar blunder came this week when it was revealed that technologically challenged convicted criminal Paul Manafort had yet another problem using basic tech. This time, he and his lawyers failed to appropriately redact documents sent to the court, unwittingly revealing that special counsel Robert Mueller believes Manafort shared 2016 polling data with a known Russian spy during the campaign.

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Speaking of Mueller, Garrett Graff lays out his to-do list for 2019.

Terrorists are using niche chat apps meant for gamers and business people. Your old tweets gave away a lot more location data than you thought. Carriers keep saying they’ll stop selling that location data, but they continue to do it anyway. Iranian hackers appear to be on a massive global hacking spree using DNS hijacking to nab all sorts of data.

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But it’s not all bad news. Yubico will finally make a Yubikey—that amazing password-replacing authenticator—that works with your iPhone.

That’s not all. As always, we’ve rounded up all the news we didn’t break or cover in depth this week. Click on the headlines to read the full stories. And stay safe out there.

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Building off initial reports from the Information, the Intercept reports this week that customers who own the Ring surveillance doorbell may have had strangers watching their videos. The site's sources say Amazon gave “unfettered” access to its customers’ feeds to researchers...
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