5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

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5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

5 Ways Hackers Could Influence the Election

When Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said he hoped the Russian government had found Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 missing emails, he wasn’t just taking a swipe at his opponent. He highlighted a very real and present danger to our democracy. While social media users were atwitter about whether or not The Donald had committed treason—for... Read More

Donald Trump Allegedly Hacked: Cellphone & Social Security Number Compromised

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Donald Trump Allegedly Hacked: Cellphone & Social Security Number Compromised

Donald Trump Allegedly Hacked: Cellphone & Social Security Number Compromised

In a YouTube video released Thursday, hacking group Anonymous claims to have compromised Donald Trump. Just two weeks after Anonymous promised a war against the leading Republican presidential candidate, the group released documents that allegedly include Trump’s Social Security number, cellphone number, birth date, children’s names and other pieces of personal information. The group said in the video... Read More

For Mac Users, The Security Bubble Has Burst

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For Mac Users, The Security Bubble Has Burst

For Mac Users, The Security Bubble Has Burst

Apple’s Mac operating systems are known for their resistance to malware, viruses, hackers and ransomware, which is one reason many people opt for Mac computers. Still, they’re not invincible, and as a security company recently reported, Mac users should be aware of potential threats. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks reported finding “the first fully functional... Read More

Are Hackers Already Outsmarting New Chip Credit Cards?

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Are Hackers Already Outsmarting New Chip Credit Cards?

Are Hackers Already Outsmarting New Chip Credit Cards?

Visa has released data showing adoption of Visa chip cards by U.S. banks and merchants is gathering steam. But the capacity for Europay-Mastercard-Visa (EMV) chip cards to swiftly and drastically reduce payment card fraud in the United States is by no means assured. Just look north to Canada, where EMV cards have been in wide... Read More

A Chinese Company Just Hacked an iPhone Using Play-Doh

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A Chinese Company Just Hacked an iPhone Using Play-Doh

A Chinese Company Just Hacked an iPhone Using Play-Doh

If you’re protecting your smartphone with your fingerprint, beware strangers bearing Play-Doh. A Chinese startup demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress this week how a mold made from the popular children’s toy could be used to unlock an iPhone, CNBC reports. You can see a truncated version of the purported hack in a video posted to Twitter... Read More

Can Wired Cities Outsmart Hackers?

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Can Wired Cities Outsmart Hackers?

Can Wired Cities Outsmart Hackers?

A monster storm is on a collision course with New York City and an evacuation is under way. The streets are clogged, and then it happens. Every traffic light turns red. Within minutes, the world’s largest polished diamond, the Cullinan I, on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art from the collection of the British... Read More

Shirley, You Can’t Be Serious. Airplanes Are Hackable?!

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Shirley, You Can’t Be Serious. Airplanes Are Hackable?!

Shirley, You Can’t Be Serious. Airplanes Are Hackable?!

There are two ways to describe an important report issued by Congress’ General Accountability Office this week about airplanes and computers. Here’s how the GAO titled its paper: “FAA Needs a More Comprehensive Approach to Address Cybersecurity As Agency Transitions to NextGen.” And here’s how many observers described the report: “Airplanes can be hacked through passenger... Read More

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