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Trump Dump: Russian Hackers Infiltrate DNC, Steal Research on GOP Candidate

June 14, 2016 15:190 comments
The firm Crowdstrike said that hacking groups affiliated with the Russian government infiltrated the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

In-brief: sophisticated hacking crews with ties to the Russian government compromised computer networks run by the Democratic National Committee and absconded with oppositional research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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Et tu, Zuck? Facebook Founder Leaves Accounts Exposed

June 6, 2016 12:270 comments
Et tu, Zuck? Facebook Founder Leaves Accounts Exposed

A hacker or hacking group going by the name of “OurMine Team” briefly took control of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, apparently using information from a major LinkedIn security breech that occurred in 2012.
According to OurMine Team, the passwords to Zuckerberg’s little-used Pinterest and totally dormant Twitter accounts were apparently the same as those for his LinkedIn login (“dadada”). Both Twitter and Pinterest rapidly restored control of the accounts over the weekend, …read more

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Hacker Known As Weev Claims Responsibility for Anti Semitic Printer Blast

March 28, 2016 13:151 comment
Andrew Auernheimer ("Weev"). Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

In-brief: Andrew Auernheimer, an online provocateur who uses the handle “Weev,” has taken credit for causing 30,000 Internet connected printers to spew out antisemitic statements. Many of the connected printers were on the campuses of colleges and universities.

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Finding Balance on the Internet of Things

March 21, 2016 08:451 comment
The Internet of Things is disrupting long-held notions of privacy, security and safety says Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems.

In-brief: For all its promise, the Internet of Things is poised to disrupt long-held, societal notions of privacy, safety and security, argues Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems. 

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Citizen, Protect Thyself: Privacy in the Internet of Things

April 28, 2015 08:272 comments
Citizen, Protect Thyself: Privacy in the Internet of Things

In-brief: Despite the technical interconnectivity that the IoT brings, there is no technology that will help us regain our privacy, writes Marc Blackmer of Cisco. We are responsible for guarding our privacy as we adopt advances such as connected cars, connected homes and social media-integrated applications.

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