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Five Smart Ways To Become An Ethical Hacking Pro—All At Over 90% Off

As the U.S.-Russia scandal and other headline-grabbing stories can attest, ethical hacking is a career that’s never been more vital. Take a look at this collection of ethical hacking instruction courses (all at over 90 percent off) from The National Memo Store and get in the game.

October 16, 2017

5 Reasons You Need A VPN When You Travel — and Why You Should Use Disconnect

We’ve broken down five very simple ways a VPN is an essential travel partner literally anywhere you go.

September 8, 2017

This Trending Career May Be The Best Side Hustle In Tech

It’s no secret that web security is more top-of-mind now than ever before. And in the world of web security, a white hat hacker is often the last line of defense between safe operations and malicious digital criminals. So if you want to enter a highly in-demand career in digital security, you need a comprehensive background in white hat hacking, the art of deliberately attacking a system to find its weaknesses and fix them before it’s too late.

May 5, 2017
Voting, Hacked, Russia, Election

U.S. Election Agency Breached By Hackers After Vote

The U.S. agency charged with ensuring that voting machines meet security standards was itself penetrated by a hacker after the elections in November, according to a security firm working with law enforcement on the matter.

December 15, 2016
Redistricting case goes to the supreme court

Fear And Hacking On The Campaign Trail: Will The Vote Be Secure?

Is it time to panic about Election Day? Not about the choices for president, but about whether the votes that millions of Americans will cast Nov. 8 will be secure. “My level of concern is pretty high,” said Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission, an independent, bipartisan group created to develop guidelines following the disputed 2000 presidential election.

September 6, 2016
Russia

New suggestions of Russian tie to hacks of US vote systems

The Russian internet nodes used to hack into voting systems in Illinois and Arizona were also used in recent penetrations of Turkey’s ruling party, the Ukrainian Parliament and a political party in Germany, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said Friday.

September 4, 2016
Voters cast their ballots at Su Nueva laundromat during voting in Illinois' U.S. presidential primary election in Chicago, Illinois, United States, March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

FBI Detects Breaches Against Two State Voter Systems

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona’s voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.

August 29, 2016

Cartoon: Bernie Sanders Apologizes

“Naturally, I want to apologize to Hillary…”

December 21, 2015
Ashley Madison phone text privacy policy whispering

Fake Female Profiles Abounded on Ashley Madison Site, Data Research Shows

Niche dating sites need women in order to attract men. And how do you attract attractive women? With fakes.

August 26, 2015
data center

Cybersecurity Measures Inch Forward, But Critics Doubt Their Effectiveness

Many argue that information sharing will do little to plug gaps in the nation’s cyberdefenses, while meanwhile eroding privacy rights.

June 23, 2015

Health Insurer Anthem Is Hacked; Patient And Employee Data Apparently Exposed

The attack on Anthem Inc. is the worst hacking revealed by a health insurer to date.

February 5, 2015
A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Rashad, Iraq, on September 11, 2014

Pro-IS Hackers Seize U.S. CENTCOM Social Media Accounts

CENTCOM’s social media accounts appear to have been hacked by a pro-jihad group.

January 12, 2015

Doubts Remain On North Korea Role In Sony Attack

Could North Korea have been innocent?

December 30, 2014

Xbox Live Up After Cyberattack, PlayStation Network Still Down

Learn more about the latest major cyber attack.

December 27, 2014
Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North Korea

FBI Says North Korea Played Role In Sony Hacking Case

The U.S. has officially acknowledged North Korea’s role in the cyber attack against Sony.

December 19, 2014
North Korean Falgs. Photo: Keith Martin via Flickr

Sony Cyberattack Investigation Points To North Korea, Lawmaker Says

North Korea’s guilt has almost been confirmed, according to a high-ranking congressman.

December 12, 2014

Hackers Breach White House Computer System, Russia Suspected

The Washington Post reports that the White House’s unclassified computer network was recently breached by intruders.

October 29, 2014

Pentagon Watchdogs Scrutinize States’ Push Toward Online Voting

Will online voting be safe from vote tampering?

October 27, 2014

Apple Says Celebs Hacked In ‘Targeted Attack’

Los Angeles (AFP) – Apple said Tuesday a “targeted attack” led to the release of nude photos of celebrities including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence but insisted there was no breach of its cloud storage system. The admission came as experts and lawyers said the hack was a wake-up call about the dangers posed by technology […]

September 3, 2014

First Target, Now Albertsons SuperValu Are Hacked

New York (AFP) — The U.S. retail chain Albertsons, which has 1,060 department stores in the United States, and its former owner SuperValu say their computer systems have been raided by hackers seeking credit card data. Both companies acknowledged the intrusion in statements released overnight Thursday. They said it was not yet clear if credit […]

August 15, 2014

Snowden Says He Left Clues About Data He Stole But NSA Missed Them

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden said in a magazine interview published Wednesday that he is sure his former employers at the National Security Agency are tracking his communications while in exile in Russia. In a lengthy interview with Wired magazine, the 31-year-old former NSA contractor wanted on U.S. charges […]

August 14, 2014

Britain’s Phone-Hacking Trial Ends With Just One Conviction

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes unsavory nexus of media, celebrity and […]

June 25, 2014

Hacking Charges Came Even As U.S. Wooed Chinese Investment

By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — Max Baucus, the U.S. ambassador to China, started his workweek Monday by urging China’s state-owned enterprises to invest in American infrastructure projects. “There is a huge opportunity,” he told a forum at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that scores of Chinese and U.S. executives attended. While Baucus was […]

May 20, 2014

China Accuses U.S. Of ‘Hypocrisy’ As Hacking Row Escalates

Beijing (AFP) – Beijing summoned the U.S. ambassador and accused Washington of double standards Tuesday as a diplomatic row escalated over the unprecedented indictment of five Chinese military officers for cyber-espionage. The world’s top two economies have long been at loggerheads over hacking and China’s defense ministry denounced Washington’s allegations as “a pure fabrication by […]

May 20, 2014

Britain’s Phone Hacking Trial Hears Of Tony Blair’s Advice

By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offered to act as a secret adviser to Rupert Murdoch and two of his newspaper executives as they confronted revelations of illegal phone hacking, a London jury heard Wednesday. The disclosure — contained in an email sent by Rebekah Brooks, a […]

February 19, 2014