Articles by Dan Goodin

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My Browser, the Spy: How Extensions Slurped Up Browsing Histories from 4M Users
Dan Goodin | Ars Technica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jul 2019

18 Jul 2019 – Have your tax returns, Nest videos, and medical info been made public? Don’t trust extensions.

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An NSA-Derived Ransomware Worm Is Shutting Down Computers Worldwide
Dan Goodin | Ars Technica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 May 2017

12 May 2017 – A highly virulent new strain of self-replicating ransomware shut down computers all over the world, in part by appropriating a National Security Agency exploit that was publicly released last month by the mysterious group calling itself Shadow Brokers.

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NSA-Leaking Shadow Brokers Just Dumped Its Most Damaging Release Yet
Dan Goodin | Ars Tecnica – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2017

The Shadow Brokers—the mysterious person or group that over the past eight months has leaked a gigabyte worth of the National Security Agency’s weaponized software exploits—just published its most significant release yet. Friday’s [14 Apr] dump contains potent exploits and hacking tools that target most versions of Microsoft Windows and evidence of sophisticated hacks on the SWIFT banking system of several banks across the world.

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