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Here's some questions Congress should ask about the election-related hacks

U.S. Congress members are all demanding answers over claims that Russia attempted to influence the presidential election with several high-profile hacks. U.S. intelligence agencies are confident that the foreign government was...

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Don't like Russian cyberspies? Tips to stop state-sponsored hackers

Be wary around random, but legitimate-looking emails popping up in your inbox. A foreign government may be using them to try to hack you.

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Trump's margin up after Wisconsin recount over voting machine security

President-elect Donald Trump added 131 votes to his winning margin in a recount in Wisconsin of ballots cast in the state for the U.S. presidential elections, but a significant part of the recount was not by hand.

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Politics bog down US response to election hacks

U.S. efforts to get to the bottom about Russia’s role in hacking this year’s presidential election may very well end up mired in politics, hampering any response.

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Obama orders review of election hacks as Trump doubts Russia's role

President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of the cyberattacks that allegedly tried to disrupt this year's election, as his successor Donald Trump casts doubt over Russia's possible...

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Russian cyberspies likely behind DNC breach move on to German election

A group of suspected Russian cyberspies blamed for interring in the U.S. elections is also attempting to influence the upcoming vote in Germany, according to the country’s domestic intelligence agency.

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Georgia says it's traced an attempted voter hack to DHS

Georgia's secretary of state says the state was hit with an attempted hack of its voter registration system from an IP address linked to the federal Department of Homeland Security.

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Democrats unveil bill to probe Russia's role in alleged election hacks

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a government probe into whether Russia may have interfered with the presidential election by hacking high-profile political targets.

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Scholars, infosec experts call for action on Russian hacking

In the wake of reports about Russian involvement in fake news and hacks against political targets leading up to the recent presidential election, scholars and security experts are calling for federal action

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Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concerns

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has decided to recount the votes in the state in the last U.S. presidential elections, after concerns were raised that the voting systems can be hacked.

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Hillary Clinton might have been a pretty good president had she used Pretty Good Privacy

Had Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton employed basic email security techniques, she’d be President-elect.

Donald Trump: 'Cyber theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States by far'

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Salted Hash Live Blog – Election Day 2016

Salted Hash will be providing continuous coverage of today’s election. This year’s election is one of the first in living memory where the topic of hacking isn’t just a passive subject – it’s a reality. Throughout 2016, someone (the...

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Security vendor demonstrates hack of US e-voting machine

A hacker armed with a US$25 PCMCIA card can, within a few minutes, change the vote totals on an aging electronic voting machine in limited use in 13 U.S. states, a cybersecurity vendor has demonstrated. But some security experts...

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US election day faces specter of cyberattacks

Don't be surprised if hackers make their presence felt on U.S. Election Day. Distributed denial-of-service attacks and high-profile leaks are among the tactics they might use if they try to influence Tuesday's vote.

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DNC hacker calls on brethren to monitor US election

The hacker who claims to have breached the Democratic National Committee isn't done trying to influence this year's election. On Friday, Guccifer 2.0 warned that Democrats might try to rig the vote next Tuesday.

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Hillary or Donald: Who is more cybersecurity savvy?

Cybersecurity and the role of the President. What they say is one thing, what about their track record is something else altogether.

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Bots may be trumping online polls

Poll results are supposed to be driven by opinions, but marketers, politicians and others know opinions can be driven by polls. Hence the rising use of bots to skew perceptions in favor of a product, a celebrity or, at this time of...

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John McAfee: 'Iran hacked the DNC, and North Korea hacked DYN'

Cybersecurity legend John McAfee looks to the Dark Web for answers on the DNC and DYN hacks.

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Ecuador says it cut WikiLeaks founder's internet access to prevent U.S. election interference

Ecuador's embassy in the U.K. says it alone was responsible for cutting WikiLeak's founder Julian Assange's internet connection, stating that the country doesn't want to interfere with the U.S. elections.

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