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Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation

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In my book Data and Goliath, I write about the value of privacy. I talk about how it is essential for political liberty and justice, and for commercial fairness and equality. I talk about how it increases personal freedom and individual autonomy, and how the lack of it makes us all less secure. But this […]

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Securing the IoT has become business-critical

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The IoT era has arrived. Here’s some proof: 83% of organizations say the Internet of Things (IoT) is important to business today, and 92% say it will be in two years. That’s according to a recent DigiCert survey conducted by ReRez Research of 700 organizations in five countries to better understand the IoT and IoT […]

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The perils of using voice commands with IoT machines

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Earlier this week, German carmaker Volkswagen announced an upgrade to its VW Car-Net mobile app that lets iPhone users control their Golfs and Jettas using Siri commands. Specifically, iPhone users on iOS 12 can say, “Hey, Siri” to lock and unlock the car, check estimated range remain, flash the warning lights, and toot the horn. […]

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Hadoop YARN: An Assessment of the Attack Surface and Its Exploits

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TL;DR Rate of Hadoop YARN exploits is slowing but still at a concerning 350,000 events per day 1065 servers are exposed and vulnerable The geographic spread of vulnerable servers and the targets of the attacks is global and concentrated in regions with high cloud data center densities Motivations behind the exploits range from planting Linux […]

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Download Malwarebytes Today and Protect Your Data for Free

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Everyone lives on the internet, period. Whether you’re streaming a standup special on Netflix, answering emails from your boss, chatting on Tinder, or completing everyday errands like paying bills online, you’re likely spending most of your day tangled up in the world wide web. Unfortunately, that makes you a high-risk candidate for a cyber attack […]

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The Mueller Investigation May Be Safe Despite Matt Whitaker

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The days since the midterms have been filled with developments in the probe of special counsel Robert Mueller, whose weeks of public silence leading up to the election belie a frenzy of activity, grand jury meetings, and investigative steps that his probe has pursued. The next shoes to drop seem clear: GOP operative Roger Stone […]

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Online Security Concerns Split UK Black Friday Shoppers

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Shopping online on Black Friday Weekend can be a great way of getting the best deal as retailers slash prices across their range. But as security risks mount and hackers continue to target consumers’ personal data, could shoppers turn their backs on online stores and return to more traditional, secure methods? To understand UK consumers’ […]

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DARPA’s Hail Mary Plan to Restart a Hacked US Electric Grid

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In his years-long career developing software for power grids, Stan McHann had never before heard the ominous noise that rang out last Wednesday. Standing in the middle of a utility command center, he flinched as a cyberattack tripped the breakers in all seven of the grid’s low voltage substations, plunging the system into darkness. “I […]

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GPUs are vulnerable to side-channel attacks

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Computer scientists at the University of California at Riverside have found that GPUs are vulnerable to side-channel attacks, the same kinds of exploits that have impacted Intel and AMD CPUs. Two professors and two students, one a computer science doctoral student and a post-doctoral researcher, reverse-engineered a Nvidia GPU to demonstrate three attacks on both […]