Sunday, May 28, 2017

HACKED

HACKED

Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University - Recent reports that hackers were able to penetrate a variety of US databases – especially at the Office of Personnel Management and at insurers Anthem and Premera Blue Cross, where...

Jungwoo Ryoo, Pennsylvania State University Hacking The Age Of Hacking Brings A Return To The Physical Key With all the news about Yahoo accounts being hacked and other breaches of digital security, it’s easy to wonder if...
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Paul Webster Hare, Boston University The U.S. election has given WikiLeaks an opportunity to revive its image as a world leader in “transparency” leaks. For several years, its leader, Julian Assange, seemed a forlorn and frustrated...

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration...

Maksym Yastremsky In In 2007, Ukrainian Maksym Yastremsky was the most prolific credit card hacker in the world. He'd stolen over 40 million cards from mostly U.S.-based retailers. He'd cost credit card companies over $11 million. In...

A luxury vehicle today contains multiple computers. During an hour's drive, it thus produces multiple gigabytes of data. Even less expensive vehicles are now brimming with information technology. The growing interconnection of the individual...
Cybersecurity just got even more difficult. Charis Tsevis/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

It is looking increasingly likely that computer hackers have in fact successfully attacked what had been the pinnacle of cybersecurity – the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). A few days ago, reports began emerging...

The FBI formally accused the isolated country of the Sony hack, but the White House is basically powerless to do anything to respond.   Kevork Djansezian/Reuters On Friday, the FBI announced that it "now has enough information to conclude...

Don't panic, yet by Iain Thomson, courtesy theregister - Students from the University of Texas successfully piloted an $80m superyacht sailing 30 miles offshore in the Mediterranean Sea by overriding the ship's GPS signals without any alarms...
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What if, in 2020, wearable devices did not care about how many steps you took, and instead were concerned with your real-time emotional state? With networked devices tracking hormone levels, heart rates, facial expressions,...

Heads up! Small groups of cyber-mercenaries are now conducting targeted hit-and-run attacks for anyone willing to pay the price. It’s always a pleasure to go to the Kaspersky Labs annual Analyst Summit, as I did...

Around the country, they are using a little box that lets them gain entry. Auto break-in specialists have gone high-tech -- and stopping thieves has become much harder. More thieves around the country use mysterious hand-held...