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Posted on 12/07/2016
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By now, it’s clear that the Russian government was involved in this summer’s public leak of emails from the DNC. Experts from across the industry have pointed to the country as the most likely culprit, and in October, the intelligence community confirmed it with an official attribution, saying “only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.
Posted on 12/06/2016

Sam Esmail and the cast of Mr. Robot spoke to the Screen Actors Guild last week with Hacking Robot host Andy Greenwald. We had previously reported on the cast's wildest scenes from season_2.0, and now we have more fun tidbits from Esmail, Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Stephanie Corneliussen, and Grace Gummer.

Posted on 12/02/2016
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Blu, the Florida-based maker of budget Android phones, says it’s swapping out the Chinese update software that stole user data for Google-approved software, according to a report in PCMag. The issue, first unveiled last month by security firm Kryptowire, was a firmware-updating application that monitored user communications and even sent back text messages to a keyword-searchable archive on a Chinese server. Now, any Blu phone — including the popular $50 Blu R1 HD — will use Google’s standard over-the-air firmware-updating tool.
Posted on 12/02/2016
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UK police have a creative new solution to the encryption problem: just snatch the phone.
Posted on 12/02/2016
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On February 20th, 2013, a group of criminals stole $40 million from ATMs across the world. The heist came in two parts: first, a quiet hack of a payment processor to raise withdrawal limits on specific cards, then a mad dash to withdraw as much cash as possible before the processor caught on. By the time the processor fixed the hack, criminals had made 26,000 withdrawals across 24 different countries.
Posted on 12/01/2016

Rami Malek (Elliot Alderson), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Portia Doubleday (Angela Moss), Carly Chaikin (Darlene), Grace Gummer (Dominique DiPierro), and Stephanie Corneliussen (Joanna Wellick) tell us the inside story about all their wildest moments from season_2.0!

Posted on 11/30/2016
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Today in Northern California District Court, a federal judge ordered the Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase to hand over records of all transactions that took place during 2014 or 2015, as part of a larger investigation into possible tax fraud by Coinbase users.
Posted on 11/27/2016
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San Francisco Municipal Railway riders got an unexpected surprise this weekend after the system’s computerized fare systems were apparently hacked. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the MUNI system had been attacked on Friday afternoon.
Posted on 11/17/2016
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Chinese tech giant Baidu has been pushing its facial recognition technology for a while now, touting its industry-leading accuracy and partnerships with companies like Mastercard that let customers "pay by selfie." Now, the technology is being used in its first major physical deployment: verifying visitors’ identities in the Chinese tourist destination of Wuzhen.
Posted on 11/14/2016

The 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced Monday, with Mr. Robot earning nominations in three big categories: Best Drama Series for Mr. Robot, Best Actor in a Drama Series for Rami Malek, and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Christian Slater. Learn more!