What is a VPN?

You’ve probably seen the letters “VPN” in the news lately. Could stand for a lot of things—“Vodka Party Night” is one of them, according to Urban Dictionary. But the VPN…

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What it’s like to actually hack the Pentagon

A hacker takes us on his journey into the digital guts of the Department of Defense. It’s three o’clock in the morning. Your eyes are red, your neck is sore. But there…

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Real life ‘robocops’—armed & hackable?

If you were organizing a riot, wouldn’t youRobot police with weapons may roam the streets of China, but cybersecurity experts say the bots could become targets for hackers. You’re watching…

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Lies & the tech support tricksters who tell them

Researchers investigate tech support schemers who lay traps for you on the web. I’m on the phone with tech support for Kaspersky Lab—at least, that’s what it says on the…

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Why isn’t your phone secure? Government starts asking questions

Two federal agencies call on phone company and wireless carriers for answers about slow security updates that leave people at risk. “Why does it take so long for my phone to…

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Encryption & the next president

The tech industry urges the remaining presidential candidates to put cybersecurity & other tech issues on the front burner. “Boycott Apple,” declared presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a rally…

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