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Hacking an election is about influence and disruption, not voting machines

Election systems have problems, sure, but voters are the larger, softer target

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Q&A: The myths and realities of hacking an election

We explore the myths and realities of hacking an election, by speaking with a number of security experts

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Data leaks evolving into weapons of business destruction

Increasingly, attackers are using data leaks to target the companies themselves, going after proprietary or embarrassing information and releasing it in such a way as to do the most harm.

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Security for your collaborative software

Collaborative apps like Slack and Convo are like a sieve, but no one quite knows what to do about it

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Firefox blocks websites with vulnerable encryption keys

Users will receive an error when trying to access web servers that use weak Diffie-Hellman key exchange with weak keys

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Financial sector expands use of blockchain databases

Survey shows 65 percent expect to use blockchain distributed database software within three years

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42% off Corsair Waterproof Shockproof 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Deal Alert

This USB 3.0 flash drive is designed to keep your files safe. The anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum housing is waterproof to 200 meters, vibration-resistant, and shock-resistant. USB 3.0 means read speeds up to four times faster than...

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Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

The chain, one of Donald Trump’s businesses, also delayed in reporting the breaches to consumers

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Hackers have a treasure trove of data with the Yahoo breach

The data breach affects at least half a billion Yahoo accounts

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Yahoo reportedly to confirm massive data breach

Some users have already been asked to change passwords, after a data breach that affects hundreds of millions of accounts

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Security scores for cloud companies on the way

Businesses will be able to use the Vendor Security Alliance-designed questionnaire to evaluate the security practices of third-party partners

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A single ransomware network has pulled in $121 million

A ransomware author was able to collect $121 million in ransomware payments during the first half of this year

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Hackers smear Olympic athletes with data dump of medical files

Hackers are trying to tarnish the U.S. Olympic team by releasing documents they claim show athletes including gymnast Simone Biles and tennis players Venus and Serena Williams used illegal substances during the Rio Games.

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MySQL zero-day exploit puts some servers at risk of hacking

A publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MySQL database could allow attackers to completely compromise some servers

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Keep the faith: A vote for voting systems

Rising fear about Russian hacks of US voting systems could do as much damage as actual breaches, but only if we let it

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Best Deals of the Week, September 5th - September 9th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 5th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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A USB device is all it takes to steal credentials from locked PCs

A security researcher demonstrated that all it takes to steal an OS account's password hash from a Windows computer in a locked state, is to plug in a special USB device for a few seconds.


OPM hack was avoidable, says congressional report

The hack compromised personal information of millions of current and former US federal employees

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