With elections weeks away, someone “sophisticated” hacked Australia’s politicians

Hacks come on heels of attack on Parliament House network earlier in February.

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Inside the DNSpionage hacks that hijack domains at an unprecedented scale

KrebsOnSecurity details how attackers took control of sensitive domains around the world.

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Electric truck startup announces $700 million funding round led by Amazon

The company says its truck and SUV will be ready for delivery by late 2020.

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Behold, the Facebook phishing scam that could dupe even vigilant users

HTML block almost perfectly reproduces Facebook single sign-on Window.

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Researchers, scared by their own work, hold back “deepfakes for text” AI

OpenAI's GPT-2 algorithm shows machine learning could ruin online content for everyone.

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Shell buys Sonnen, Tesla’s competitor in the home battery business

The acquisition follows Shell's purchase of EV charging company Greenlots.

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Startup will store energy by forcing compressed air in a defunct zinc mine

The adiabatic process will be built with AUD $9 million in government-funded grants.

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Ajit Pai orders phone companies to adopt new anti-robocall tech in 2019

Pai threatens "regulatory" action if carriers don't use Caller ID authentication.

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Citing lack of demand, Airbus cancels A380 superjumbo aircraft

"What we’re seeing here is the end of the large, four-engine aircraft."

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Amazon caught selling counterfeits of publisher’s computer books—again

Bill Pollock says Amazon is printing them—and even the product photo is fake.

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MalwareTech loses bid to suppress damning statements made after days of partying

Researcher said statements he made after taking intoxicating substances should be thrown out.

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Hackers keep trying to get malicious Windows file onto MacOS

Clever trick may be ham-fisted attempt bypass Gatekeeper protections built into macOS.

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Microsoft patches 0-day vulnerabilities in IE and Exchange

IE info bug was under active exploit; exploit code for Exchange flaw was circulating.

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Since Trump tariffs, solar jobs have atrophied

Solar jobs slip for the second year in a row, says The Solar Foundation annual report.

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“Catastrophic” hack on email provider destroys almost two decades of data

VFEmail says data for virtually all US users is gone for good.

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SpaceX seeks FCC OK for 1 million satellite broadband Earth stations

SpaceX Starlink team wants quick FCC approval to support "ambitious timetable."

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Texas lawmaker wants to ban mobile throttling in disaster areas

Democrat proposes ban apparently in response to Verizon throttling firefighters.

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Google Play caught hosting an app that steals users’ cryptocurrency

"Clipper" app replaced user's wallet address with addresses controlled by developers.

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AT&T sued by Sprint, must defend decision to tell users that 4G is “5G E”

Sprint says AT&T's "5G E" campaign violates laws against false advertising.

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Google Fiber’s biggest failure: ISP will turn service off in Louisville

Google Fiber will leave city and try to clean up the mess it made.

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Indecent disclosure: Gay dating app left “private” images, data exposed to Web (Updated)

Online-Buddies was exposing its Jack'd users' private images and location; disclosing posed a risk.

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Apple pushes fix for “FacePalm,” possibly its creepiest vulnerability ever

Bug in FaceTime Group feature allowed people to eavesdrop on users' audio and video.

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Indecent disclosure: Gay dating app left “private” images, data exposed to Web

Online-Buddies was exposing its Jack'd users' private images and location; disclosing posed a risk.

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Charter raises sneaky “broadcast TV” fee for second time in four months

Charter fee rose from $9 to $10 in November and will go up to $12 in March.

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LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice vulnerable to same bug; only one is fixed

Code-execution bug shows open source Office clones can be hacked, too.

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Indecent disclosure: Gay dating app left “private” images, data exposed to web

Online-Buddies was exposing its Jack'd users' private images and location; disclosing posed a risk.

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Google releases Chrome extension that alerts users of breached passwords

Using hashed and encrypted store, add-on securely checks logins against breach database.

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