Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off the week, bringing with it some interesting security enhancements for iOS and macOS users. The company will start offering its own single sign-on option, competing with Google and Facebook but with enhancements those two currently don’t offer. And it rejiggered its Find My feature using some very clever cryptography. On the other hand, the company only just now got around to patching a 20-year-old modem bug, and noted macOS hacker Patrick Wardle dropped yet another zero day vulnerability.
There’s more than just Apple news of course, even though it sometimes doesn’t feel like it. The 2020 election feels far away, but there’s still not enough time to make sure the vote is secure. Russia and Iran’s plans to cordon themselves off from the rest of the internet continue apace, a dangerous fragmentation. An internet outage rocked the internet last week, thanks to a Google Cloud Catch-22. And an excerpt from Joseph Menn’sCult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the Worldtakes a look at @stake, a hugely influential cybersecurity company founded in 1999.
And there’s more! As we do every Saturday, we’ve rounded up the security stories that WIRED didn’t break or cover in depth this week, but that you should know about. Click on the headline to read the full story, and stay safe out there.
A Cryptocurrency Company Hacked Itself Before Hackers Could Hack It
Here’s something you don’t see every day. When the Komodo Platform, a cryptocurrency startup, found out about a backdoor present in its Agama wallet app, it took a somewhat unusual st
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