articles tagged: cybersecurity
why and how we’re building and securing the quantum internet
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why and how we’re building and securing the quantum internet

In the next ten years or so, your internet experience will be the same as today. But that internet may be built on complex quantum interactions instead of bits and bytes flying between routers and servers.

welcome to the internet of (dumb, hackable, and possibly dangerous) things
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welcome to the internet of (dumb, hackable, and possibly dangerous) things

Gadgets connected to the internet and controlled by apps are everywhere, even in things that don’t need to be linked global communication networks. Unfortunately, they’re not working out well for us...

digital gulag: why russia is experimenting with building its own internet
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digital gulag: why russia is experimenting with building its own internet

Threatened by the open, permissive architecture of the internet, Russia is doing a dry run at building its own. If it succeeds, the effects on the global economy and geopolitics would be far-reaching and unsettling.

australia declares war on digital security, demands encryption backdoor
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australia declares war on digital security, demands encryption backdoor

Australian lawmakers stunned the country’s techies by passing a law requiring them to help law enforcement snoop on encrypted data on request, and putting e-commerce and basic digital security at risk.

world of weird things podcast: cyber weapons
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world of weird things podcast: cyber weapons

Killer drones and hackable weapons and easy targets for spies, oh my...

why encryption is an all or nothing affair
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why encryption is an all or nothing affair

District Attorneys are going to try mandating encryption backdoors again and refuse to understand why it can't be done without cratering the modern economy.

why acting like adults is the key to cybersecurity
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why acting like adults is the key to cybersecurity

As we're living our lives online, we have to adjust to the idea that what we do in private might become public and act accordingly.

why tech companies can’t prevent censorship
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why tech companies can’t prevent censorship

Foreign policy wonks want tech companies to battle censorship with the devices they sell to foreign countries. Unfortunately, they can't defeat math, even for a noble cause.

why complacency is malware’s best friend
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why complacency is malware’s best friend

If our grid is ever brought down by a cyberattack, the greatest contributing factor will be the carelessness and technical illiteracy of front line utility workers.

when a pretty simple attack gets serious
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when a pretty simple attack gets serious

Distributed denials of service attack, once a manageable annoyance, have just become powerful enough to do very real damage.

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