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Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as the U.S. President on Friday, Juan Soberanis intends to protest the event -- digitally.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the US

WikiLeaks said that its founder Julian Assange is confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the U.S. and indicated that the founder of the whistleblowing website would stand by all the promises he had made in return for clemency to...

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Indian privacy case against WhatsApp gains momentum

A privacy lawsuit against WhatsApp in India over its new data sharing policy has got momentum with the country’s top court seeking responses from Facebook, WhatsApp and the federal government.

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Witcher 3 on a MacBook Air? Yep, with Nvidia GeForce Now

Believe it! Mac users are no longer limited to shovelware or aged games, thanks to Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service.

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DDoS-for-hire services thrive despite closure of major marketplace

The closure of a major online marketplace for paid distributed denial-of-service attacks may have done little to slowdown the illegal activities from taking place.

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Law firms subject to same cyber risk as others, but is compliance required?

Law firms are handling some of the most sensitive and private information, this includes but is not limited to healthcare, private business deals, financial assets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, credit cards and so...

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The year in tech: 2016's biggest flops, fails, and faux pas

2016's poised to go into the record books as a massive fail, and it's no different in the world of tech.

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How a mistake led to NORAD tracking Santa's sleigh

Every year, children rely on NORAD to tell them where in the world Santa is. Here's the story of how this tracking tradition was born.

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Trump threatens electronic rights, EFF warns

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is advising the tech sector to use end-to-end encryption for every transaction by default, and to scrub logs.

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HTTP/2 promises better performance -- but with security caveats

The new internet communication protocol, HTTP/2, is now being used by 11 percent of websites -- up from just 2.3 percent a year ago. And while there have been no security problems found in the HTTP/2 protocol itself, there are...

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Ashley Madison to pay $1.6M settlement related to data breach

The company behind Ashley Madison, the adultery enabling website, has agreed to pay a $1.6 million settlement related to a major data breach last year that exposed account details of 36 million users.

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My obligatory 2017 predictions

Tis the information security season to make predictions about what security year 2017 will bring.

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Yogi Berra was never in the cybersecurity business

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Except one: Your company will get hacked in 2017. Cyberattacks are so common and so discrete that it's virtually a sure thing that hackers will at least probe, and probably...

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Nearly half of all websites pose security risks

According to a new study of the top one million domains, 46 percent are running vulnerable software, are known phishing sites, or have had a security breach in the past twelve months.

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Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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The new Mirai strain has gone far beyond Deutsche Telekom

The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint.

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Study warns of human rights risks from censoring online terror content

Internet companies should not be required to monitor third-party terrorist content that they host or transmit, nor should they face direct or indirect liability from governments for such content, according to a new study.

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