Lastly, it's well worth your time to read this feature from our October issue about a murder case in which a Fitbit played the role of star witness.
And there's more! Every Saturday we round up the security and privacy stories that we didn’t break or report on in-depth but which we think you should know about nonetheless. Click on the headlines to read them, and stay safe out there.Adam Neumann and a delayed initial public offering. Add to the pile its Wi-Fi security practices, which recent scans have shown leave documents potentially exposed to anyone else who shares the space. WeWork does offer some enhanced networking security features, like a private VLAN or private office network, but those cost extra. Not ideal when your shared office space also could mean sharing sensitive data with strangers.
Saudi Arabian oil facilities on September 14 that disrupted a significant portion of Saudi production—or, importantly, where it came from. But Ars Technica has done its level best to work through the intricacies of which drones and missiles may have come from which parties. The picture still isn't in perfect focus, but at least you can see the likeliest culprits based on the best information available.
If you thought the problem of license plate readers tracking you for profit might have somehow gotten better this decade, surprise! It has in fact gotten worse. Motherboard tapped into a system called the Digital Recognition Network, which lets private investigators and the federal government alike keep tabs on cars through space and time, powered in part by "hundreds of repo men" who drive around with cameras that capture the plates of any passing cars. It's easy to overuse "Panopticon" as a point of reference, but really, what else would this be?
Dallas County court administration system to attempt to steal court records were arrested in connecting with burglary charges. The people who hired the security team say that they didn't intend for anyone to actually enter the building. At the very least, now they know their alarm system works.
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