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IBM staff avoid sacking or any discipline over Census failure

Big Blue has stuck to its claims that geoblocks would provide enough protection for the online Census against DDoS attacks, and that Nextgen was to blame.

I Get Data, You Get Data - Data for Everyone!

Occasionally, I get the kind of email that says, "we think someone has leaked a confidential file to someone outside the organisation".

Intel, Visa partner on payments encryption for connected devices

The two tech giants want to build secure payments encryption into the hardware layer of chipsets in connected devices.

MasterCard's 'selfie pay' slated for US rollout via BMO partnership

Existing BMO customers will be able to opt-in to the service and use the Identity Check app's fingerprint scanner or facial recognition technology to verify online purchases.

In battleground Pennsylvania, claims of a 'rigged' election may be impossible to disprove

Trump won't have trouble finding support for his claim of a "rigged" election, thanks to badly secured voting devices.

How security flaws in voting machines could discredit election results

Security experts say voting machines are easy to tamper with, and in several key battleground states ballots will be nearly impossible to verify.

?How to defend against the internet's doomsday of DDoS attacks

Last week assault on Dyn's global managed DNS services was only the start. Here's how to fend off hackers' attacks both on your servers and the internet.

Chinese tech giant recalls webcams used in Dyn cyberattack

A number of the company's US-sold products were used in the attack, which prevented millions of users from accessing dozens of high-profile websites.

Singapore university partners Singtel to launch $30M cybersecurity lab

New S$42.8 million (US$30.8 million) facility will see National University of Singapore and the local carrier jointly conduct research and develop security tools, tapping data analytics and "secure by design" concept.

Feds indict hacker over LinkedIn, Dropbox attacks

A Russian hacker is on the US law enforcement radar after cyberattacks were launched against LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring.

International mobile data networks still a serious security problem

In the rush to roll out LTE mobile networks worldwide, basic security measures are ignored. More than two years after problems were first exposed, roaming data links are still at risk.

Elegant Physics (and Some Down and Dirty Linux Tricks) Threaten Android Phones

Researchers prove that a clever physical hack can compromise smartphones, too. The post Elegant Physics (and Some Down and Dirty Linux Tricks) Threaten Android Phones appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Cyberattack That Shocked the U.S. Government

On April 15, 2015, a network engineer noticed a strange signal emanating from the US Office of Personnel Management. That was just the tip of the iceberg. The post Inside the Cyberattack That Shocked the U.S. Government appeared first on WIRED.

After massive cyberattack, shoddy smart device security comes back to haunt

Almost everyone affected by the cyberattack had a part to play — from shipping shoddy devices to a consumer apathy towards security.

How to Secure the Future of the Internet of Things

The world of security for the Internet of Things just became more complex. IoT devices are no longer a potential threat to their owners; now they pose a significant threat to everything connected to the Internet. The old IoT security...Show More Summary

Security News This Week: Ecuador Takes Away Assange’s Internet Privileges

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Ecuador Takes Away Assange's Internet Privileges appeared first on WIRED.

Anonymous’ Most Notorious Hacker Is Back, and He’s Gone Legit

Hector "Sabu" Monsegur has returned to the hacking scene---this time on the right side of the law. The post Anonymous' Most Notorious Hacker Is Back, and He's Gone Legit appeared first on WIRED.

?Dyn DDoS part 2: The hackers strike back

UPDATED: You may never have heard of Dyn, but you know the sites it supports. These include Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Reddit. They are all disabled Friday because of a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

Doubt shaping up as the most sinister hack consequence

?Enterprises should be taking notes as cyber warfare in U.S. election revealing the kill-shot tactics of hacking

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