Internet

Is The Backlash Of China’s Relentless Cyberwar Crippling America?

Times sure have changed.  It used to be, if you were interested in politics, you went into politics—maybe built up credentials in foreign affairs or law. And if you liked technology, you went into science, computer science, or some related discipline. But those idyllic days of relative separation are long gone. Now, we inhabit a

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Why Cryptocurrency’s Future Needs More Women Behind The Scenes

Although recent gains within the realm of digital currencies like Ether and Bitcoin have generated considerable wealth for savvy investors, this landscape of beneficiaries is not particularly diverse in gender. In fact, most estimates suggest female participation in crypto—from adoption, to investment, to general use—only hovers somewhere around​ one to five percent.​ This reality stems

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STIX And TAXII: Know How To Speak The Innovative Language

Drop the terms “STIX” and “TAXII” into general conversation at the dinner table, and it’s likely the kids will think you’re talking about a nature project, while the adults will be ordering you an Uber home to sleep it off. But in a different environment—say, across a boardroom table of IT executives or cybersecurity specialists,

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The Revealing Truth About The Poor Security Of IP Targeting

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is like a digital passport to the wonderful world of the web. Right now, this post is being written from this location on the internet: 2605:6000:e9c4:b700:304a:2f6c:23bc:3333. It’s not just a virtual address—it’s also tied to my specific physical geographical location. That is, unless I’m using a VPN. Can you figure

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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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Truth Or Lies? This Disinformation Plague Is Upending The World

As a new round of U.S. elections approach, accusations of electronic interference are flying around like crazy bats on a Halloween night! In early September, Facebook revealed it had identified more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on controversial issues purchased by a shady Russian company with ties to the Kremlin. And that’s after other

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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 Know Why The ePayment Industry Is Risking Your Money

If you’ve had the pleasure of traveling abroad during the last 15 years, maybe more, you’ve also most likely experienced the decidedly unpleasurable situation of your credit or debit cards “not working” or not being accepted unless you did some pre-emptive setup work with your bank. Yes, that’s when you insert your card into, say,

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This Is Why Your Internet Browser Is Actually A Gateway To Danger

The internet is a pretty interesting place, where we can conduct research, handle business, connect with people, and even save ourselves a trip to the grocery store. It can also be a place fraught with dangers lurking behind every pixel—because when we open a browser window, the gateway to all things digital and sparkly on

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