The outdated Microsoft operating system was recently dumped online in a huge leak. Hackers can now scour it for bugs to exploit.
Vote count machines are just one target of hackers looking to disrupt US elections.
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Russian agents reportedly placed malware in U.S. voter registration systems in 2016 and are actively interfering in the 2020 election. Here's the state of election cybersecurity.
It's not clear how individuals are being targeted. And while they're mostly high-profile people, that doesn't mean there's no lesson for the average person to take away.
Australia's new voluntary code of practice to make IoT devices more secure may expose consumers to greater risks.
Banning TikTok and WeChat would cut off many Americans from popular social media.
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Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
Black markets thrive online and flourish during pandemics and other crises.
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The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
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The Australian government's new cyber security plan moves in the right direction, but success will depend on how it's executed.
Scott Morrison will unveil on Thursday a cybersecurity package to give greater protection to Australian infrastructure.
The major browsers have privacy modes, but don’t confuse privacy for anonymity.
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Private mode browsing is a useful way to cover your online tracks. Just don't read too much into the word 'private.'
Who are in the hoodies?
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The Russian cyberthreat, now targeting coronavirus vaccine research, goes back over three decades, extends into the country's educational systems and criminal worlds, and shows no signs of letting up.
Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points at the company are weak points in society.
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Hackers demonstrated they can take over Twitter's technology infrastructure, a brazen move that hints at how such an attack could destabilize society.
Cybercriminals view colleges as high-value targets.
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As colleges and universities strive to protect their campuses from COVID-19, they must also pay attention to cyberattacks that target sensitive data, a cybersecurity expert warns.
Legislation expected to be put to Parliament later this year may very well fall short due to COVID-19's budget impacts. But until we strengthen our cyber defences, we're all at risk.
$1.35 billion of defence spending will be repurposed to meet the increasing threat of cyber attacks on Australia.
The zoom-bombing of online meetings, classes and social events reflect a disturbing trend.
Zoom-bombing disrupts people's use of the Zoom platform for work, study and socializing. Zoom-bombing events have included racist and misogynist attacks on users.
Website defacing can shut down businesses that have moved online during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Vulnerable websites are popping up as organizations move online during the coronavirus pandemic – and hackers have more time at home alone. The result is more websites falling victim to defacement.
Women bring a much-needed change in perspective to cybersecurity.
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Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It's not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
Real-time cyberattacks on a display at the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard.
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In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it's time to change that.
Apps that warn about close contact with COVID-19 cases are key to relaxing social distancing rules.
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Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible for people to get alerts on their phones when they've been exposed to the coronavirus. Adding the right cryptography scheme keeps those alerts private.