Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

How IoT could bring hackers into your kitchen

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tens of billions of devices, ranging from coffee makers to cars to spacecraft, could someday be connected to global networks thanks to what’s known as the Internet of Things, or IoT, and cybersecurity experts say that could open … Continue reading

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NASA reviews security after data breach

NASA says it is reviewing its network security processes and procedures after a computer break-in exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information about the space agency’s current and past employees. The breach was discovered in October, and its full … Continue reading

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New crypto needed for quantum computing age

A new report from computer scientists estimates that it’s likely to be at least a decade before quantum computing tools become powerful enough to compromise the current system of public-key cryptography that serves as the foundation for data security and financial transactions. … Continue reading

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Battleground shifts in fight over fake news

Facebook and Twitter have been cracking down on political disinformation during the current election cycle, but there are signs that the fight against fake news has spread to new battlefields, ranging from LinkedIn to text messages. In Washington state, the Air … Continue reading

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Not even Congress can keep up with IoT security

For years, computer industry leaders have been talking about creating a seal of approval that would assure consumers that their connected devices would be safeto use on the Internet of Things, just as past generations had Underwriters Laboratories or the Good Housekeeping seal to lean … Continue reading

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Online-only voting? Don’t do it, experts say

Chastened by Russian interference and hacking attempts in the 2016 election, academic experts on voting technology say electronic voting machines that don’t leave a paper trail should be phased out as soon as possible. “Every effort should be made to use … Continue reading

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Beyond bitcoin: Blockchain is on the rise

Even bitcoin’s boosters acknowledge that cryptocurrencies aren’t a sure thing. Just in the past month, China and South Korea signaled that they might be cracking down harder on trading in digital currencies, which caused bitcoin prices to tumble from a peak … Continue reading

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