articles tagged: cybersecurity
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.

yes, you there, please step away from the theoretical computer science…
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yes, you there, please step away from the theoretical computer science…

Military blogger invokes theoretical computer science in a post about testing code for fighter jets and gets the fundamentals wrong.

why the itu just can’t hijack the internet
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why the itu just can’t hijack the internet

Bureaucrats keep thinking about how to tame the internet, but the internet's very nature makes it trivial to resist their efforts.

why hollywood needs to leave the hacking to the experts
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why hollywood needs to leave the hacking to the experts

It's not just the Home Alone vibe of Skyfall that should irk viewers...

when you have a single point of failure…
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when you have a single point of failure…

If you're going to network thousands of important devices together, make sure your network is actually secure.

does cyberwar’s digital bell toll for thee?
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does cyberwar’s digital bell toll for thee?

Yes, cyber warfare is real. No, the next attack won't plunge us back into the Stone Age.

why your antivirus app can’t always save you
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why your antivirus app can’t always save you

Just because you have antivirus doesn't mean your computer is now invulnerable. Far from it in fact.

why cyberwarfare won’t become violent…
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why cyberwarfare won’t become violent…

Cyber espionage is a lot more effective than an all out attack. So why are we being told to brace for the latter rather than deal with the former?

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