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F.B.I. Examining if Hackers Gained Access to Clinton Aides’ Emails nytimes.com The F.B.I. investigation into the suspected state-sponsored Russian theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee’s computer networks has expanded to determine if aides and organizations considered close to Hillary Clinton were also attacked, according to federal officials involved in the investigation.
Your Wireless Keyboard Could Be Giving Your Secrets Away washingtonpost.com Every keystroke you make on some wireless keyboards can be spied on by hackers lurking nearby, according to research released Tuesday by the cybersecurity firm Bastille. The “vast majority” of low-cost wireless keyboards are vulnerable to an attack that researchers have dubbed “KeySniffer,” according to the company.
Kimpton Hotels Probes Card Breach Claims krebsonsecurity.com Assuming a breach at Kimpton is confirmed, the company would join a long list of hotel brands that have acknowledged card breaches over the last year after prompting by KrebsOnSecurity, including Trump Hotels (twice), Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, and White Lodging (twice). Breaches also have hit hospitality chains Starwood Hotels and Hyatt.
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Sex Offender Sentenced in Decades-Long Identity Theft Scheme Tuesday, July 26, 2016 cbsnews.com A Texas man whose life was ruined by a convicted child sex offender who stole his identity saw his impostor sentenced Monday in Kansas, a final courtroom step as he repairs the havoc the decades-long ordeal caused.
European Privacy Body Slams Shut Backdoors Everywhere Tuesday, July 26, 2016 theregister.co.uk On encryption, Buttarelli is unequivocal: The new rules should also clearly allow users to use end-to-end encryption (without 'backdoors') to protect their electronic communications. Decryption, reverse engineering or monitoring of communications protected by encryption should be prohibited.