Paige Carlson

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A Puzzling Encryption Story

This one has been puzzling me for several days. Since I have not yet been able to figure it out, I thought I would "bleg" for assistance from our …

Hackers Crack Key Fob Encryption Used by 26 Automakers

Modern transponder-equipped car keys are supposed to be ultrasafe: The chip-keys and key fobs communicate with readers inside the car, allowing the car to start only once a secret digital password has been transmitted. But a team of security researchers says they’ve figured out a way to circumvent …

Automotive Industry

Bitcoin's Anarchists Can't Make Up Collective Mind

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Ashley Madison using copyright law to try to limit attack leak

Hacked extramarital dating service Ashley Madison is trying to prevent dissemination of its stolen database by sending copyright takedown notices to social networks and file-sharing sites.<p>The action, after 33m user records were posted online, mirrors the largely-successful attempt to get an …

Ashley Madison

7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

Security

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Government