Hack my dust

As tiny “smart dust” computers become reality, some worry criminals—or companies—will invade your personal space.   You just stepped on one. And there could be another one in your left nostril. …

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The cyber arms race and what it means for you

A cybersecurity expert wants “rules of engagement” to keep countries from going too far. For the nuclear arms race, school kids learned to “duck and cover.” Now, the weapons of potential…

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Ola, comrade—Brazilian & Russian hackers connect to create more devious attacks

Researchers find signs of collaboration between two of the world’s malicious hacking powerhouses. On the dark screen, a white skull appears, along with the word “Hackers” in English. The music starts, and…

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Who will save our cities, plants and water from cyber attack?

Finding the fighters who will guard our infrastructure from malicious hackers. Could donuts save the U.S. electric grid? The sugary pastries are one step in cybersecurity professional Chris Sistrunk’s plan…

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Your doctor’s phone – the next way for cyber attackers to steal your life

Doctors & health care organizations need to focus on phone security, the government warns.   You’re having a private conversation between you and your doctor by e-mail. But the smartphone your…

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Keeping watch for sequel to ‘horror film’ ransomware

Creepy ransomware can be stopped—for now. You can watch this malicious cyber puppet die in front of you. But like some of the most horrifying movie villains, “Jigsaw” may come…

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