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'DNC Hacker' Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say

Slashdot - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:04pm
The hacker who claimed to compromise the DNC swore he was Romanian, but new investigation shows he worked directly for Russia President Vladimir Putin's government in Moscow. The Daily Beast reports: The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to influence U.S. media coverage surrounding the presidential election, a security research group concluded on Tuesday. The researchers, at Arlington, Va.-based ThreatConnect, traced the self-described Romanian hacker Guccifer 2.0 back to an Internet server in Russia and to a digital address that has been linked in the past to Russian online scams. Far from being a single, sophisticated hacker, Guccifer 2.0 is more likely a collection of people from the propaganda arm of the Russian government meant to deflect attention away from Moscow as the force behind the DNC hacks and leaks of emails, the researchers found. ThreatConnect is the first known group of experts to link the self-proclaimed hacker to a Russian operation, amidst an ongoing FBI investigation and a presidential campaign rocked by the release of DNC emails that have embarrassed senior party leaders and inflamed intraparty tensions turning the Democratic National Convention. The emails revealed that party insiders plotted ways to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid. The researchers at the aforementioned security firm are basing their conclusion on three signals: the hacker used Russian computers to edit PDF files, he also used Russian VPN -- and other internet infrastructure from the country, and that he was unable to speak Romanian.

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Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:20pm
All of us face some form of food struggle—how to eat pleasurably, ethically, and healthfully. WIRED is here to help. The post Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming appeared first on WIRED.
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Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:00pm
Facebook envisions a day when anyone can broadcast a VR version of their lives right in the moment. But getting there will take a whole lot of cameras. The post Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere appeared first on WIRED.
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How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:00am
Reject robo-calls with your phone's built-in call blocking powers. The post How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers appeared first on WIRED.
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Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards

Wired - Top Stories - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:30am
Eight different wireless keyboards entirely lack encryption, according to security researchers, leaving them open to long distance keystroke spying. The post Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards appeared first on WIRED.
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