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How This CEO Went From Shutdown, To Shake Up, To Nearing IPO

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:58:00 GMT2016-09-28T13:58:00Z

The turnaround tactics that reinvigorated a flat company in a hot industry


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Should You Yank Your Yahoo Account?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:32:00 GMT2016-09-28T09:32:00Z

The Yahoo hack is a wake-up call. Here's what you should do now.


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Cyber Criminals Target Banks Because That's Where The Money Is

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:11:00 GMT2016-09-28T07:11:00Z

Cyber criminals aim at banks for the same reason Willie Sutton gave years ago -- that's where the money is.


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Apple Calls In Rock Star iPhone And Mac Hackers For Secret Bug Bounty Bash

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:30:00 GMT2016-09-28T06:30:00Z

Apple invites famous iOS and Mac hackers to Cupertino for the launch of its bug bounty program, but are there any women on the list?


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Halting Cyber Attacks With Deception Built Into Systems

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT2016-09-28T05:00:00Z

If an attacker gets through the firewall, can detect and stop the attack by luring the attacker into fake web and database addresses which trigger an alarm when they are touched.


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Online Advertising In China Continues To Generate Public Concern And Police Action

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:34:00 GMT2016-09-27T20:34:00Z

Recent news reports from China illustrate a recurrence of issues concerning online advertising practices. The latest episode involves the alleged redirection of web traffic on Internet service provider (ISP) Baidu from links to seemingly innocuous sites to sites advertising gambling and other unlawful activity.



Germany Orders Facebook To Stop Collecting WhatsApp User Data

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:20:00 GMT2016-09-27T10:20:00Z

German regulators have banned Facebook from collecting WhatsApp user data, in a move that could set a precedent in other countries.


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Who Won 'Tremendous' Clinton-Trump Debate? Depends On How You Define 'Winning'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:10:00 GMT2016-09-27T10:10:00Z

Pundits and ordinary voters have universally bemoaned the coarsening of our elections, particularly due to Donald Trump's outrageous behavior throughout the campaign. But the first debate between Trump and Clinton drew record numbers of viewers. Why? Because Trump is so exciting. Cartoon by Ted Rall.


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Forget About Law and Ethics -- Is Hacking Back Even Effective?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT2016-09-26T10:00:00Z

Are the risks and practical issues too great to allow "hacking back", even if it's not illegal or bad?


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Oracle OpenWorld Trip Report - Impact for Customers and Investors

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:32:00 GMT2016-09-25T14:32:00Z

Last week I attend Oracle OpenWorld and broadcasted LIVE for three days with my team.  Here is our trip report that summarizes the impact to Oracle's customers and investors.


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How Hacked Cameras Are Helping Launch The Biggest Attacks The Internet Has Ever Seen

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT2016-09-25T10:00:00Z

Unprecedented DDoS attacks are powered by IoT machines like connected CCTV cameras. And at least one journalist has been censored as a result.


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iPhone Hackers Say Apple Weakened Backup Security With iOS 10

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:40:00 GMT2016-09-23T07:40:00Z

Apple makes a bizarre choice in choosing a weaker password protection mechanism for iOS 10 backups.


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3 Ways Retailers Plan To Protect Customer Data in 2017

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:51:00 GMT2016-09-22T15:51:00Z

Retailers are required to install chip card technology, but they are looking to protect customer data in three other key ways.


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Yahoo Admits 500 Million Hit In 2014 Breach -- UPDATED

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:47:00 GMT2016-09-22T14:47:00Z

Yahoo confirms a breach in 2014 was considerably bigger than first thought, with 500 million users hit.


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Notorious 'Runaway Robot' Gets Arrested At Moscow Rally

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:42:00 GMT2016-09-22T11:42:00Z

The Russian bot gained millions of fans this summer after its famed ‘escapes’ from the laboratory. Now, it seems the freedom-obsessed robot has gotten political.


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Sorry Sen. Warren! 'Gutless Leadership' Is No Reason For Wells Fargo CEO To Resign

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:01:00 GMT2016-09-22T10:01:00Z

Liberal Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren confronted John Stumpf, the CEO of Wells Fargo bank at a congressional hearing recently. She said that high-level executives like him should have to resign after it was revealed that his company's shady sales incentives led to the defrauding of numerous customers. Cartoon by Ted Rall.


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How To Stay One Step Ahead Of Cybersecurity Threats

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT2016-09-22T09:00:00Z

As cybersecurity threats evolve, your security practices need to keep up.


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Philippine Cybersex 'Dens' Are Making It Too Easy To Exploit Children

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:05:00 GMT2016-09-22T04:05:00Z

While human trafficking has long been a problem in the Philippines, the internet, webcams, and advances in livestream video has changed the rules of engagement and made it much easier to exploit men, women and particularly children.


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Could US Government Innovation Challenges Fund Cyberattacks On US Industry?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:02:00 GMT2016-09-21T16:02:00Z

The US Government has given away a quarter billion dollars in taxpayer funds via innovation challenges, but can’t measure their success, while placing no restrictions on projects that could conduct basic cyberattacks on American industry


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US Customs Denies Planning To Force Foreign Visitors To Share Social Media Details

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:36:00 GMT2016-09-21T12:36:00Z

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is insisting that it won't force foreign visitors to the US to hand over their social media details - despite the emergence of a draft visa waiver form threatening them with deportation if they don't.


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4 The Cloud: Crossing The Cloud CASM

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:40:00 GMT2016-09-21T08:40:00Z

If you enter the cloud you must cross the CASM. You must be certain that at least these four areas are absolutely, positively guaranteed



Russia To Give Spy Agency Deeper Look Into Internet Traffic

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT2016-09-21T08:00:00Z

Russia's FSB demands access to encryption keys of all social media in the country effective next July.


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It's Not Only About Healthcare: BitSight Reports Ransomware Has Infected Many Industries

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT2016-09-21T06:00:00Z

The cyber-security rating company BitSight has released a report showing that ransomware poses a serious and growing threat to several industries besides Healthcare. The Education and Government sectors have been particularly hard hit while Energy/Utilities, Retail and even Finance are far from immune.


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Washington Post Refuses Edward Snowden Its 'Deep Throat' Treatment

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:01:00 GMT2016-09-20T16:01:00Z

Edward Snowden fed the Washington Post and three other media outlets the scoop of a generation,Now the Post, in an editorial, claims its source should be prosecuted for espionage. Cartoon by Kirk Anderson.


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