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Is Blockchain Technology A Solution For IoT Security Problems?

At first, making all of our machines and devices “smart” seemed like a great idea—and in many ways, it ways.  The digitization of our very lives through the internet of things (IoT)—including conveniences like Bluetooth speakers, iPhones, and voice-activated baby monitors—has changed the landscape of our day-to-day experiences and made them easier, more intuitive, and—well,

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Spotlight On 1984, The Year Apple Honored Orwell With Technology

Some people would say the first real glimpses into our future as a totalitarian state, where the Thought Police and rampant surveillance have become the rule rather than the exception, came in the form of George Orwell’s novel 1984. As the main character, Winston, moves throughout his days, at home and at work, he is

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Why Your Privacy Is Now The Sacrificial Lamb Of The Modern World

Americans have a strange and complicated relationship with privacy. While they love nothing more than “flexing” on social media—toes in the sand, vacations, nice dinners, proud family moments, half-nude selfies—they are also quick to complain when outside entities become too intrusive on their personal space. They love to “see and be seen,”  just as long

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Sex, Work, And Malware: How To Avoid These Virtual STDs

Despite their devilish tactics, you have to give it hackers—they sure are creative at coming up with new and unexpected way to infiltrate your privacy and infect your systems with malware. Everyone knows the best kinds of hacks involve reverse engineering of the human mind, where a certain behavior can open up a world of

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Stolen Facebook Accounts Now For Sale On The Dark Web

It no secret that Facebook recently experienced a major breach in security, leading to the compromise of over 30 million user accounts. Folks who were affected by the massive snafu not only had to clean the cobwebs out of their Facebook account, they also had to cope with unauthorized logins to a number of other

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How In The World Did Hacking Go From Mischief To Maleficence?

In the beginning, like way back in the late 1800s, hackers were not even hackers—they were really more like practical jokers. When Bell Telephone first started up its operations, all incoming and outgoing phone calls had to be routed through a main switchboard, which created the perfect opportunity for some teenage boys who had been

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Why Blockchain Is Being Felt For The First Time

The funny thing about technology is, it’s hard to recognize when it’s really in the process of transforming life as we know it. Most of us have lived through some pretty big digital revolutions, like the invention of the internet, the creation of the smartphone, and the roll out of a social platform so big,

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Beware Parents: Internet Creeps Are The New Halloween Monsters

If you are a parent, you likely know all about the tricks and treats of a festive Halloween. Costumes, candy, and energetic sugar rushes can be a lot of fun for everyone, but most adults with kids also have some real concerns about safety during this special night of trick or treating. Darkness, strangers, traffic,

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You Need To Understand The Benefits Of Third-Party Pentesting

As we know, penetration testing, fondly known as “pen testing” is one of the best ways to visualize a computer system—and more importantly, all of its flaws and weaknesses as seen through the eyes of a potential attacker. Pen testing allows users and businesses to view their own digital landscape from an threat perspective—a bird’s

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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Never Turn The Tables On Man

Overview The terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are among the hottest buzzwords in today’s digital world. As the development and implementation of these technologies grow, their place in our lives continues to be an ongoing source of discussion and even heavier debate. Will these machines soon replace the need for software developers, programmers,

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