Dan Goodin, Ars Technica

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Ars Technica

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

US government goes all in to expose new malware used by North Korean hackers

Malicious wares are used in attacks to steal money and conduct other illegal activities. → Read More

500 Chrome extensions secretly uploaded private data from millions of users

Extensions were part of a long-running ad-fraud and malvertising network. → Read More

Nasty Android malware reinfects its targets, and no one knows how

Users report that xHelper is so resilient it survives factory resets. → Read More

Rental cars can be remotely started, tracked, and more after customers return them

Previous driver could start and stop the engine, lock and unlock doors, and track location. → Read More

One of the most destructive botnets can now spread to nearby Wi-Fi networks

Emotet's sophistication and reach continues to evolve. → Read More

Windows trust in abandoned code lets ransomware burrow deep into targeted machines

Motherboard driver from Gigabyte was deprecated after being found vulnerable. → Read More

Google Play apps with 470k installs can log into your Facebook and Google accounts

A Smörgåsbord of activity, including bank fraud, theft of personal data, and ransomware. → Read More

Potent malware cocktail served to more than 500,000 Bitbucket users

Ongoing campaign installs credential stealers, RATs, ransomware, and cryptominers. → Read More

Serious flaw that lurked in sudo for 9 years hands over root privileges

Flaw affecting selected sudo versions is easy for unprivileged users to exploit. → Read More

New ransomware doesn’t just encrypt data. It also meddles with critical infrastructure

Ekans represents a "new and deeply concerning" evolution in malware targeting control systems. → Read More

Dear Ashley Madison user. I know everything about you. Pay up or else.

Emails threaten to publish intimate details unless members pay a hefty ransom. → Read More

Exonerated: Charges dropped against pentesters paid to break into Iowa courthouse

Dismissal is a victory for the security industry and the customers who rely on it. → Read More

More than 200 browser extensions ejected from Firefox and Chrome stores

Firefox ousts almost 200 add-ons while Google detects a significant increase in abuse. → Read More

Skimming heist that hit convenience chain may have compromised 30 million cards

Point-of-sale machines at ~850 Wawa locations were infected for 9 months. → Read More

Mac users are getting bombarded by laughably unsophisticated malware

For malware so trite and crude, Shlayer is surprisingly prolific. → Read More

Google researchers find serious privacy risks in Safari’s anti-tracking protections

Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention can open users to a variety of attacks. → Read More

Report: Bezos phone uploaded GBs of personal data after getting Saudi prince’s WhatsApp message

The gigabytes-big data grab allegedly came over WhatsApp text from Mohammed bin Salman. → Read More

Internet routers running Tomato are under attack by notorious crime gang

The Muhstik botnet has targeted other IoT devices. Now it's attacking Tomato routers. → Read More

A Georgia election server was vulnerable to Shellshock and may have been hacked

Vulnerable server distributed election and voter files to counties throughout the state. → Read More

Researchers find serious flaws in WordPress plugins used on 400k sites

Attention users of InfiniteWP, WP Time Capsule, and WP Database Reset: it's time to patch. → Read More