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Why Cybersecurity Threats Are About To Get Much, Much Worse

Let me state the obvious just to get it out of the way: cybersecurity in the US sucks, and everybody knows it. The US president knows it. The Pentagon knows it. And, worst of all, the hackers know it too. That’s why I’m so alarmed by a new Pew Internet survey that says the US will probably get hit with a deadly cyberattack by 2025.


FM Radio Hack Allows Data To Be Routed Out Of Isolated Networks

Everyone knows that isolated networks aren’t perhaps as secure as people hope. Now, a security researcher has developed a way to route data from a closed network using just a computer monitor and some humble FM radio waves.


Report: FBI Proposes Invasive New Powers For Hacking Into Computers

The Guardian reports that the FBI has proposed a rule change that would greatly broaden its powers to hack into computers. Bad.


A Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, EU And More

Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers were able to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union and the Ukraine, as well as private companies, thanks to a security flaw in Windows. Security firm iSight Partners claims that Russian hackers have been attempting to gain information relating to the Ukraine crisis.


Crooks Have Started Rooting ATMs To Steal Cash

As if we don’t already have it bad with ATM skimmers, criminals have now started going a step further. New reports suggest that ATMs are increasingly being rooted so that crooks can take complete control of cash points and easily steal funds.


The Only Fix For That Terrible USB Malware Requires Epoxy

And it’s only a partial fix at that. Last week, a couple of hackers released the code for malware that exploits a serious security flaw found in every single USB device, in hopes someone will come up with a fix. They have now released a partial solution themselves, and it involves coating your USB stick in epoxy.


US Authorities Think Hacking Silk Road With No Warrant Was Perfectly OK

Here’s some not-so-surprising news for you: US prosecutors apparently think it’s perfectly fine to hack into American citizens’ computers without first obtaining a warrant. After all, that’s how they caught Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht.


The Clever Chunks Of Code That Steal Millions Of Credit Card Numbers

The United States is almost ready to join the rest of the world in the chip-and-pin credit card future. But in the meantime hackers have been stealing numbers left and right. Wired took a deep dive into the software that lets it happen, and the process is both clever and simple.


A Beginner's Guide To Cyberwarfare

Simply put, cyberwarfare is the use of hacking to conduct attacks on a target’s strategic or tactical resources for the purposes of espionage or sabotage.


Study Shows Most Serious Cyberattacks Are Coming From Inside The US

When we think about where hackers come from, China is probably the first country that comes to mind — for good reason too. Russia’s maybe next in line. But a controlled experiment by cyber security researchers shows that the vast majority of attacks actually come from a very familiar place: the United States.


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