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April 16, 2017View for printing

It feels like all weeks in security news are overstuffed lately, and this one's no exception. It started with a bang, or more of a blare, as all of Dallas's dozens of tornado sirens were hacked to sound off at once. And it ended with a boom, as the US dropped the Moab ('Mother of All Bombs,' colloquially), a 22,600 pound bomb, for the first time. And plenty happened in between, too!

The FBI took down a Russian spam king and his massive botnet, so your inbox might have felt a little lighter this week. We talked to one of the best car hackers in the world about how hard it is (very) to secure autonomous taxis. We took a look at the bleak world of content moderation training. And just when you thought the Shadow Brokers were done, they dropped a mess of NSA secrets that show Microsoft vulnerabilities and the hacking of Middle Eastern bank systems.

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