Hackers are attacking the electric grid

And computer scientists are trying to stop them. Hacking the grid. Sinelab Last September, news broke that hackers had laid siege to the U.S. power grid, probing deep into dozens of energy firms, looking for weaknesses to exploit. The Department of Homeland Security issued a threat warning about an ongoing stream of malware attacks that could… Please follow and like us:

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Intel CEO pledges urgency, transparency in wake of Meltdown and Spectre

Since cybersecurity researchers uncovered two massive microprocessor flaws that leave nearly every computing device in the world vulnerable to hackers, Intel has borne the biggest brunt of criticism in both the press and the stock market. Last Thursday, a week after researchers led by Google unveiled the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich penned… Please follow and like us:

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Self-Driving Cars: We the people will be the test-dummies

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2018: After facing terrorism, possibilities of North Korean aggression, computer hackers taking over our city grids, cyber-bullying, sexual harassment and numerous serious health concerns, one not-so-widely-understood concern for all Americans should be the eventual arrival of self-driving cars. History of fun The automobile industry has a long history of providing fun and exciting… Please follow and like us:

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Alteryx data breach exposed 123 million American households’ information

Credit reporting firms go to great lengths to convince the public that the data they collect won’t fall into the wrong hands. But what happens when they sell that data to a third party? Can the buyer make the same guarantees? That’s a question the consumer data industry is now grappling with after a discovery that… Please follow and like us:

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White House blames North Korea for ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack

The White House said Tuesday that North Korea was directly responsible for a “reckless” ransomware attack in May that struck computers in about 150 countries. Thomas Bossert, counterterrorism adviser to President Trump, said the U.S. has evidence that “cyber affiliates of the North Korean government” were involved in the attack. “This was a careless and reckless… Please follow and like us:

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Is North Korea Stealing Bitcoin?

As the price of bitcoin continues to scale new heights (now over $19,000), it is also becoming increasingly attractive to hackers, and according to some security analysts’ reports, North Korea may be trying to steal the cryptocurrency. In a related development, the South Korean government announced Monday it was tracking its northern neighbor’s bitcoin-activity. Without confirming… Please follow and like us:

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Dark Web ‘Treasure Trove’ Could Spark Crime Epidemic

A database of 1.4 billion user passwords has been discovered on the dark web, paving the way for what security experts expect to be a “cyber crime epidemic.” The data—compiled from 252 data breaches from websites including LinkedIn, MySpace, Netflix and YouPorn—allows easy access to potentially the largest ever list of information about users. Dark web… Please follow and like us:

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Our Chips, Code Are More Secure Than Silicon Valley’s: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman digitized cockpit display for UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter BALTIMORE: The Pentagon has fallen in love with Silicon Valley — though it’s largely unrequited — but traditional defense firms argue there are some things only they can do. One striking example: this Northrop Grumman factory, where the company makes its own microchips “from sand” with… Please follow and like us:

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Here’s the most disturbing thing about the Uber hack

Ride-sharing service Uber is being maligned again after the company announced Tuesday that it suffered a massive cybersecurity breach last year. The hack exposed the data of more than 57 million riders and drivers that use the Uber app, one of the most successful tech companies of the past five years. The cybersecurity incident comes a… Please follow and like us:

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Do Young Humans + Artificial Intelligence = Cybersecurity?

West Point cadets conduct a cyber exercise. WASHINGTON: The Army is recruiting smart young soldiers to wage cyber war. But human talent is not enough. Ultimately, say experts, cyberspace is so vast, so complex, so constantly changing that only artificial intelligence can keep up. America can’t prevail in cyberspace through superior numbers. We could never match… Please follow and like us:

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Real security requires strong encryption – even if investigators get blocked

By Susan Landau, Professor of Computer Science, Law and Diplomacy and Cybersecurity, Tufts University. What’s the best way to keep data secure? Victor Moussa/Shutterstock.com The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have been fighting against easy, widespread public access to encryption technologies for 25 years. Since the bureau’s dispute with Apple in 2016 over access… Please follow and like us:

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Hackers Could Take Down the Internet With Botnet

Hackers have compromised the security of more than a million internet-connected devices and transformed them into a massive botnet that could take down the internet, researchers have warned. Security researchers at the cybersecurity firm Check Point published details of the new botnet, warning that it continues to recruit devices at a “far greater pace” than the… Please follow and like us:

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Zcash Brings Privacy Technology To JPMorgan

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon keeps stirring up controversy by criticizing bitcoin. CNBC reported he called bitcoin a “fraud” and said anyone “stupid enough to buy” it will pay the price down the road. Meanwhile, JPMorgan just launched an open source payments platform using bitcoin’s foundational blockchain technology. This platform, Quorum, has been in the works for… Please follow and like us:

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IRS suspends Equifax contract, cites ‘new information’

ATLANTA — The Internal Revenue Service has suspended its $7.25 million contract with Atlanta-based Equifax, the agency announced Friday. The decision came a day after the company was forced to shut down one of its customer service websites, a page that had been manipulated by hackers who had apparently placed malicious software on the site. That… Please follow and like us:

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Staples drops Kaspersky Lab products amid Russian spying claims

Staples Inc. has followed fellow retailers Best Buy and Office Depot in cutting ties with Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based antivirus software vendor accused of being a conduit for the Russian government’s espionage efforts. Kaspersky’s antivirus software was taken off the Staples website and pulled from the shelves of all of its over 1,200 retail stores Thursday,… Please follow and like us:

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