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Congress Is Trying to Shore-up US Cyber Security

Remember how much digital ink we’ve spilled talking about how bad modern cyber security is? Well! Now Congress is actually (maybe!) going to do something about it. The Internet of Things Cyber Security Act of 2017 is a bipartisan bill put forth by US Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden D-OR, and Steve Daines (R-MT) that would require manufacturers to bake some basic security features into internet-of-things devices. If you’re wondering why that’s such a big deal, last year we saw an uptick in truly large-scale cyber attacks across the globe. Researchers discovered that a number of ... Read More

Sophisticated Email Scam Targets Bay Area Home Buyers

An email scam is targeting home buyers looking to close on properties in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, ... Read More

WiFi Track Could Dramatically Improve VR

If you’ve played VR, you know that, while awesome, the technology has some serious draw backs. My eyes sweat, apparently, ... Read More

U.S. Defense Budget May Fund ‘Hacking for Defense’ Courses at Universities

AP Photo/Daniel Estrin by Tom Ciccotta26 Jul 20170 26 Jul, 201726 Jul, 2017 The U.S. defense budget may fund “hacking ... Read More

Apple Previews Upcoming T-Rex, Sandwich Emojis

Apple on Monday celebrated World Emoji Day by teasing a handful of new emoticons coming soon to iOS, macOS, and ... Read More

Insurance Companies Begin Offering ‘Cyberattack Insurance’

The Associated Press by Lucas Nolan30 Jun 20170 30 Jun, 201730 Jun, 2017 As businesses become more reliant on computer technology, ... Read More

L.A. County Supervisors’ Website Hacked to Display Islamic State Warning

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Supervisors’ website was hacked to display a pro-Islamic State warning that President Trump will ... Read More

L.A. County Supervisors’ Website Hacked to Display Islamic State Warning

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Supervisors’ website was hacked to display a pro-Islamic State warning that President Trump will ... Read More
Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

Hackers target UK parliament email accounts

According to Bloomberg, the Parliament along with the UK's National Cyber Security Centre are investigating an attack that started on ... Read More

Todoist team offers a less distracting take on Slack

Twist focuses on topic-specific threads within channels, rather than lumping all activity into a single channel. You won't risk distracting ... Read More

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