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October 30, 2018

A network-wide infection of Russian malware at the U.S. Geological Survey was traced back to a single employee’s viewing of pornographic content on the job.

In a study released by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the department’s security audit of “suspicious internet traffic” at a USGS facility in...

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October 29, 2018

There’s an old saying: “Locks are for honest people.” The basic idea is that a competent crook can break in no matter what you do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t try to make your home as secure as possible. When it comes to online security, ...

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October 26, 2018

One of the most discussed topics of this year’s election cycle is how best to protect the elections themselves from hackers and other outside influence.

Following the multitude of hacks, leaked emails,...

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October 26, 2018

Facebook discovered dozens of pages, accounts and groups on Facebook and Instagram that were connected to an attempt to create friction over hot-button political issues—including immigration, police brutality, President Trump and race.

Facebook discovered the activity by what it identified as a covert Iranian disinformation campaign late last week, and removed several streams of content for “inauthentic coordinated behavior.”...

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October 24, 2018

The idea of a “security blanket” is just that—an idea. While it affords comfort, that feeling of implied safety enjoys none of the benefits of fact. In the realm of election security, facts are the only thing that matters.

The security blanket for the past five years has been the idea that voting machines are not connected to the internet, so votes can’t be changed.

This is a true statement, in the...

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October 24, 2018

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here, and to promote a better understanding of the online dangers we face, the Identity Theft Resource Center teamed up with CyberScout to conduct a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” Focusing on cyber security in the family setting, the survey sheds new light on the ways parents and guardians monitor their kids’ online behavior.

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