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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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Ransomware attacks against businesses increased threefold in 2016

The number of ransomware attacks targeting companies increased threefold from January to September, affecting one in every five businesses worldwide.

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Latvian developers set record with Christmas tree-lighting Rube Goldberg machine

A group of programmers from an ecommerce development company called Scandiweb spent two months building and testing a 412-step Rube Goldberg machine – a World Guinness Record -- that when finished with its 15 minutes of wackiness...

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Microsoft and LinkedIn aim for ‘logical’ integrations

Microsoft and LinkedIn are now officially one company with a common vision for the future of work and social collaboration. Analysts say early integration plans reveal priorities across both platforms.

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Attackers use hacked home routers to hit Russia's 5 largest banks

Botnets made up of hacked home routers were used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks against the five largest financial organizations in Russia.

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The IoT: Gateway for enterprise hackers

The Internet of Things keeps growing – and so do the threats. At a webinar this week, a panel warned enterprises that it is crucial to be able to see radio-enabled devices on the network, or they could be blind to the risks they pose....

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iPhone power plug knock-offs are a fire hazard

Virtually none of the third-party Apple iPhone chargers meets safety standards. Consumers should buy from only trusted suppliers.

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7 hiring trends for 2017

Hiring is a challenge for CIOs, and it won’t get much easier in the coming year, particularly for IT departments that are trying to fill key security and networking roles.

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US mulls rules for airlines that plan in-flight Wi-Fi voice calls

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering making it mandatory for airlines to inform passengers before purchasing tickets if they will allow voice calls using mobile wireless devices on board their aircraft, thus hoping to...

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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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AMD packs more horsepower into GPUs with new Radeon ReLive software

AMD has called its latest Crimson edition the GPU software update of the year and rightfully so. Called Crimson ReLive, it squeezes more horsepower out of the latest Polaris and older Fury GPUs and makes gaming and VR experiences more...

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Cisco Talos: Zeus spawn “Floki bot” malware gaining use, cyber-underworld notoriety

“[Floki bot] is based on the same codebase that was used by the infamous Zeus trojan, the source code of which was leaked in 2011. Rather than simply copying the features that were present within the Zeus trojan ‘as-is’, Floki Bot...

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IEEE-USA wants Trump to end H-1B lottery

The IEEE-USA intends to urge President-elect Donald Trump to quickly replace the random H-1B lottery with a system that gives priority to companies that pay the best wages.

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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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AT&T to cough up $88M for ‘cramming’ mobile customer bills

Some 2.7 million AT&T customers will share $88 million in compensation for having had unauthorized third-party charges added to their mobile bills, the Federal Trade Commission announced this morning.

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Linux Foundation adds an open source networking specialist to the team

In recognition of the increasingly central role open source technology has played for the networking sector, the Linux Foundation today named Arpit Joshipura as its general manager for networking and orchestration.

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Cyberspies stole secrets from industrial giant ThyssenKrupp

Germany-based industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp was hit by a cyberespionage attack earlier this year that resulted in data being stolen from its industrial solutions and steel producing units.

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The Trump effect on cybersecurity: Tough to tell

Donald Trump’s effect on cybersecurity after he’s sworn in as president will likely be toward military uses of cyber weapons and stronger tools for law enforcement to crack encryption, but the impact is hard to predict due to the...

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