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Posts Tagged ‘General Interest’

New Bill Would Let You Hack A Hacker Back

Should it be legal to hack a hacker who is intent on attacking you? It’s an interesting, touchy debate, with powerful opinions on both sides. On the one hand, hacking is universally ...

Music Festival Coachella Attendee List Hacked, Including Passwords

If you’re a music lover and you’ve been to the website of the annual California music festival Coachella, then you are at risk. The entire Coachella database was recently found for sale ...

IRS Looking To Tax BitCoin Users

In 2014, the IRS put BitCoin users on notice. They were informed that they had to report all BitCoin gains on their taxes. The Federal Agency considers them to be property, and ...

Insulin Pump Hack Takes Technology Threats To A New Level

The risks and dangers associated with the Internet of Things continues to grow. Unfortunately, these days, a hacking attack can actually kill. Recently, a researcher uncovered a major security flaw in an ...

Has Government Been Scanning All Yahoo Email Messages?

Did they, or didn’t they? That seems to be the central question surrounding the recent revelation reported by Reuters. According to the news story, Yahoo complied with a Federal government request to ...

Will Your Thermostat Be The Next Device Held For Ransom?

An interesting and disturbing new form of Ransomware was on display at this year's Def Con convention, in Las Vegas. So far as anyone knows, this is the first, proof of concept ...

Is Your Home’s New Smart Deadbolt Secure?

Much has been written in previous months about the explosion in growth of the (IOT) Internet of Things, and the security risks posed by that growth. Where PCs, laptops, and smartphones all ...

Internal Breaches On The Rise For Many Companies

In some important ways, the media has a tendency to distort the reality where hacking and data breaches are concerned. The stories that tend to make the headlines are the external breaches ...

Passwords More Popular Than Fingerprint Scanners in U.S.

Although a number of tech companies have been working hard to create new and ever more robust security and authentication protocols, a recent survey revealed that the American public in general remains ...

USB-C Getting Certification Program To Protect Against Safety Issues

You probably don’t know the name Benson Leung. He’s one of the internet’s unsung heroes, and in recent months, he’s been quietly waging a one-man war against manufacturers producing faulty USB-C chargers. ...