US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker

 Posted by on 2016-12-16 at 00:30  cyber security, election 2016, elections, fair elections, government, Hacking, News, Politics, Reblog, russia, voting  Comments Off on US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker
Dec 162016
 

The US agency responsible for certifying the security of voting machines has reportedly fell victim to a hacker believed to be Russian.

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The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress

 Posted by on 2016-12-01 at 18:02  cyber security, fbi, government spying, Hacking, homeland security, Internet, nsa, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress
Dec 012016
 

The FBI is not a fan of computer security, nor is it a fan of disclosing how it collects information. Just ask anybody trying to track its domestic drones and what they’re listening to.

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Why your password is still important – even if you use multi-factor authentication

 Posted by on 2016-11-18 at 16:03  cyber security, infosec, password, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Why your password is still important – even if you use multi-factor authentication
Nov 182016
 

Multi-factor authentication is steadily becoming a more mainstream login protection mechanism, with it being adopted for use in many organizations as well as many popular websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and Amazon.

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Bruce Schneier: ‘The internet era of fun and games is over’

 Posted by on 2016-11-16 at 22:48  cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, infosec, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Bruce Schneier: ‘The internet era of fun and games is over’
Nov 162016
 

Internet pioneer Bruce Schneier issued a dire proclamation in front of the House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee Wednesday: “It might be that the internet era of fun and games is over, because the internet is now dangerous.

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Special Report – John Brennan’s attempt to lead the CIA into the age of cyberwar

 Posted by on 2016-11-02 at 13:44  cyber security, cyber war, election 2016, News, Politics, Reblog, security  Comments Off on Special Report – John Brennan’s attempt to lead the CIA into the age of cyberwar
Nov 022016
 


WASHINGTON When America goes to the polls on Nov. 8, according to current and former U.S. intelligence officials, it will likely experience the culmination of a new form of information war. Russian officials deny any such effort. But current and former U.S.

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U.S. Formally Accuses Russia of Stealing D.N.C. Emails

 Posted by on 2016-10-07 at 16:34  cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, election 2016, Hacking, News, Politics, Reblog, russia  Comments Off on U.S. Formally Accuses Russia of Stealing D.N.C. Emails
Oct 072016
 

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the Russian government of stealing and disclosing emails from the Democratic National Committee and from a range of prominent individuals and institutions, i

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The Difference Between Two-Factor and Two-Step Authentication

 Posted by on 2016-10-07 at 00:34  cyber security, infosec, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on The Difference Between Two-Factor and Two-Step Authentication
Oct 072016
 

You know you should use two-factor authentication everywhere you can, but there’s also “two-step” authentication, which may come off like the same thing. They’re really not. Here’s the difference, and what you should know about both.

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