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Hacker Lexicon: What Is Perfect Forward Secrecy?

If you'd prefer that years worth of your secrets stay secret, this obscure encryption feature matters. The post Hacker Lexicon: What Is Perfect Forward Secrecy? appeared first on WIRED.

Fake news: It's not just for politics anymore

The problem of fake news isn't just limited to election campaigns. Legitimate tech reporters have been tearing their hair out over bogus stories for years. The latest example is a report that Microsoft is giving telemetry information to a well-known security company. It's not true, but Google and Bing don't seem to care.

Digital X raises AU$1.62m as co-founders leave profitless firm

Digital X has announced raising AU$1.62 million amid a focus to deliver its AirPocket product, with the fintech company's co-founders departing at the same time.

Upcoming Intel Security Webcast on McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Moderated by Intel Security CTO Raj Samani

McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions The cyberattack surface is growing faster than ever before, driven by trends and technologies like the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). As the digital landscape evolves, so will threats. What...Show More Summary

Jill Stein Filed for a Recount in Wisconsin. What Now?

Don't expect anything to happen fast. The post Jill Stein Filed for a Recount in Wisconsin. What Now? appeared first on WIRED.

Photos: The counter-drone system that's been shielding Obama

Sure, you can take down a drone wirelessly or even with a trained falcon. But wouldn't you rather use a massive Nerf gun that can shoot down the target by trapping it in a net?

The Internet of Things is making hospitals more vulnerable to hackers

The attack potential grows exponentially as IoT technologies are implemented, warns European cyber security agency.

Binge-Watch the Year’s Best Hacker TV and Films This Weekend

At the end of a long, hacker-plagued year, try to enjoy America's cybersecurity crises from the comfort of your couch instead. The post Binge-Watch the Year's Best Hacker TV and Films This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.

Census reports highlight government IT incompetence

Inquiries by the Australian Senate and the PM's special advisor on cybersecurity highlight 'significant and obvious oversights' by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which 'couldn't handle a predictable problem'.

Bletchley Park: Teen cyberdefence school planned at historic home of codebreaking

National College of Cyber Security set to open in 2018 to train 'gifted' teenagers to bolster UK defences against cyberattacks and hackers.

3 Ways to Boost Your Family’s Online Security This Holiday

Don't leave your family members in the dark when there are easy ways to make a big difference in their digital lives. The post 3 Ways to Boost Your Family's Online Security This Holiday appeared first on WIRED.

APAC IT heads still using cloud only for basic business tools

While most say they are okay with hosting all business applications on the public cloud, more than half of IT leaders in Asia-Pacific are tapping the platform for basic tools such as e-mail and websites.

?Australia not immune to a 'cyberstorm': Assistant Cyber Minister

In his National Press Club address, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan warned that a serious cyber attack has the potential to cause the same damage as a terrorist attack.

Five Tips For Preventing Package Theft This Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season in full swing and Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales estimated to exceed $6 billion total, the coming weeks will see thousands of packages delivered to doorsteps and, in some cases, the awaiting arms of thieves. Show More Summary

Hacked or Not, Audit This Election (And All Future Ones)

"Brush your teeth, eat your spinach, audit your elections." The post Hacked or Not, Audit This Election (And All Future Ones) appeared first on WIRED.

Political inertia puts U.S. IoT security reform on hold

Security experts' recent pleas to Congress for regulations in support of IoT security standards fell on deaf ears.

What's stopping people getting online? A growing fear of hackers

Until we know how much data breaches cost each victim, there's little chance of getting business to invest enough in cybersecurity, warns the Internet Society.

Twitter tells law enforcement to stop mining tweets for surveillance

Reports of law enforcement agencies and police departments using the service to spy on suspects has caused the company "great concern."

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