Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

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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How evildoers could hack into DNA data

Computer scientists are turning DNA into a new frontier for data storage and information processing, but a team from the University of Washington says it could become a frontier for cybercrime as well. To prove their point, the researchers turned a snippet … Continue reading

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Trump’s cybersecurity plan points to the cloud

President Donald Trump today signed a long-awaited executive order aimed at beefing up cybersecurity at federal government agencies – with a shift of computer capabilities to the cloud as a key part of the strategy. “We’ve got to move to the … Continue reading

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5 tips about cybersecurity (and ‘Mr. Robot’)

BOSTON – It’s always risky for geeks to give advice to geeks, but when security experts who have worked with organizations ranging from Facebook to DARPA to the FBI are the ones giving advice, it’s worth listening. Two such experts are … Continue reading

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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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