Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Obama says ‘new cyber age’ needs new tools

In the wake of a presidential campaign marred by hacking and social-media skulduggery, President Barack Obama says America’s digital architecture will have to be fine-tuned to preserve democracy. The issue arose today during Obama’s final White House press conference – just two … Continue reading

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Trump says he’ll beef up ‘hacking defense’

President-elect Donald Trump says he’ll turn to the tech industry leaders he met with last month to help his administration come up with better measures to guard against hackers in Russia and elsewhere. During today’s first formal news conference since … Continue reading

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Next attorney general could harsh pot’s buzz

Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions faced a wide range of questions during today’s Senate hearing on his confirmation as attorney general, including a few that point to potential pressure points in Washington state and other parts of Cascadia. We’ll focus … Continue reading

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You could win $25,000 in IoT security contest

The Internet of Things can be a rough neighborhood, as October’s massive botnet attack illustrated – and so, in an attempt to head off future hacks, the Federal Trade Commission has organized a contest for IoT security tools. It’s offering prizes … Continue reading

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Cyber sleuths lay out details of Russian hacking

Two groups of Russian hackers used a blend of spearphishing, booby-trapped websites and remote-access malware to worm their way into the Democratic National Committee’s computers and hurt the party’s prospects in last month’s presidential election, experts from the FBI and … Continue reading

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Can FBI check 650K emails? Snowden says yes

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters are questioning whether the FBI could have sifted through 650,000 emails quickly enough to clear his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, just nine days after they were discovered. But the FBI and cybersecurity … Continue reading

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‘Snowden’ rallies whistleblower’s defenders

Whether you see him as a patriot or a traitor, it’s a big week for Edward Snowden, who was forced to seek asylum in Russia after revealing the magnitude of the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance program. The American Civil Liberties … Continue reading

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