Sunday, June 25, 2017

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BrickerBot: One hacker resorts to vigilantism to eradicate unsecured IoT devices

It's not often someone writes malware with the intention of being helpful. But the creator of BrickerBot is hoping their bot will create enough...
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Congress votes to nullify FCC regulations protecting online privacy

House Resolution (H.Res.230) narrowly passed in the House yesterday with a 215-205 vote. This resolution moves forward the Senate Joint Resolution 34 (S.J.Res.34) to...
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Committee attacks FBI on facial recognition database

Last year, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology reported on a FBI facial recognition database. The report found that as many as 117 million photos,...
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Facebook now explicitly prohibits using their data for surveillance

Posted to the Facebook Privacy page on Monday, Facebook described the change in language was to better clarify that developers can not use "data obtained from us...
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IBM invents a way to store data on a single atom

With devices shrinking all the time, we’re in constant need to cram ever more data into smaller storage spaces. To that end, IBM just...
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Tech companies are fixing vulnerabilities published by Wikileaks

On Tuesday, we all got a little less comfortable sitting next to the electronics in our home when WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell report detailing...
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How a typo at Amazon took down part of the internet

You might recall when a disruption to Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Tuesday brought down a slew of websites for users across the East...
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Federal workers using encryption to talk Trump

It’s hard to believe we’re only three weeks into the Trump presidency but here we are. Yet for all the frenzy surrounding the new...
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The Mirai botnet author may have just been outed

Renowned security blogger Brian Krebs just gave us all a rare glimpse at the mess lurking under the rug in the world of cyber...
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Ransomware is now a felony in California

California just turned ransomware into a felony as of January 1st. The new law officially lays out that utilizing the cyber-extortion tactic is illegal...

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