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Toys “R” Us Is Back—Now With More Surveillance\!

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Physical stores are increasingly turning to tools like Wi-Fi beacons and sophisticated cameras to bring the same data collection to the real world. The information can inform everything from marketing campaigns to store layouts, as well as help retailers compete with their online competitors. “Stores feel they have to do what websites have done and […]

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Yet Another Cyber Prediction Blog

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It’s our industry’s favorite time of the year: Cyber predictions! I know. It’s hard to contain your excitement as a flood of predictions wash over you. Annual cyber predictions are entertaining in my opinion. Some are half-baked conspiracy theories packed with buzz words and others are the obvious writings on the wall. In general, both […]

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How to secure your domain name services

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Hello, everyone. This is Susan Bradley, for CSOOnline. Today, I’m going to talk about two different things about domain name services or DNS. One is for the admin and the other on the workstation side. First on the admin side, it happened the other day that I was making some changes to some DNS settings […]

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This Alleged Bitcoin Scam Looked a Lot Like a Pyramid Scheme

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The world of cryptocurrency has no shortage of imaginary investment products. Fake coins. Fake blockchain services. Fake cryptocurrency exchanges. Now five men behind a company called BitClub Network are accused of a $722 million scam that allegedly preyed on victims who thought they were investing in a pool of bitcoin mining equipment. Federal prosecutors call […]

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Hackers Can Mess With Voltages to Steal Intel Chips’ Secrets

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When thieves want to steal treasures surrounded by sensors and alarms, they sometimes resort to cutting the power, disrupting the flow of electricity to those expensive security systems. It turns out that hackers can pull off a similar trick: breaking the security mechanisms of Intel chips by messing with their power supply, and exposing their […]

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The FCC’s Push to Purge Huawei From US Networks

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The trade war between China and the US has centered largely on escalating tariffs. But in many rural communities, the focus has shifted to the security of networks for which Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have long provided equipment. As the 5G future approaches, the US is pushing small carriers to rip out and replace […]

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The State-Sponsored Cyberthreat Landscape

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There is a global chess match between nation-states, businesses and the various digital assets contained within these organizations. The result is that state-sponsored cyberattacks have emerged as one of the preeminent threats targeting companies today. Backed by governments and funded with the biggest bankrolls, state-sponsored groups can apply seemingly limitless resources to achieve their malicious […]

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So Much For the Deep State Plot Against Donald Trump

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Maybe, just maybe, there’s no Deep State plot to get Donald Trump after all. For more than a year, Trump’s backers have held out hope that a long-running investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general would blow the lid off of a government-wide conspiracy. Everyone from Fox News to QAnon has speculated that the IG […]