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Mueller Report Dives Into Russian Election Interference – Trump Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON DC - The Mueller report, released to the public Thursday, is offering a deeper look at the efforts by Russia to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, including ways that intersected with actions by members of Donald Trump's campaign. The nearly two-year investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, concluded that Russian interference took place

By |2019-04-18T19:41:22-04:00April 18th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Facebook Two-Factor Authentication Has Two-Factored Problem

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ca. - On Facebook two-factor authentication with phone numbers has a two-factored problem. First: The phone number you give to Facebook to help keep your account safe from potential hackers isn't just being used for security. A tweet thread from Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia, on Friday showed that people can find your profile from

By |2019-03-08T19:42:57-04:00March 8th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

About 17,000 Android Apps Collect Personal Info Without Your Consent

SAN FRANCISCO - Roughly 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record of the activity on your device, according to research from the International Computer Science Institute that was shared with CNET. The data collection appears to violate the search giant's policy on collecting data that can be used to target users for advertising in most cases, the researchers said.

By |2019-02-15T16:03:09-04:00February 15th, 2019|Android, Cyber Defense|

Detroit Auto Show, While Smaller, Will Showcase Electric, Autonomous Vehicles

DETROIT - The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week will certainly be one for the books. While this year's show will be smaller than previous years in terms of automaker presence, those who are coming are certainly bringing the heat. From things like the 2020 Explorer SUV, to electrified concepts, to the

By |2019-01-12T17:21:49-04:00January 12th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Justice Department Charges Chinese With Cybercrimes That Pose National Threat

WASHINGTON DC - The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese nationals with cybercrimes, citing the threat they pose to national security These Chinese nationals, who the Department of Justice believes are working in association with the country's government as part of a hackinggroup called APT10, are accused of stealing information from at least 45 US tech companies

By |2018-12-20T17:20:41-04:00December 20th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Before You Head To The Airport For Your Thanksgiving Travels Read These Warnings

SAN FRANCISCO - Some of the busiest travel days of the year in the US are over the Thanksgiving and winter holidays. CNET.Com says lots of people at airports will be using their smartphones to surf the net and charge their devices ahead of a long flight. That makes airports prime targets for hackers. Here are a few tips

By |2018-11-15T17:16:13-04:00November 15th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Russian Hackers Trying To Influence American Mid-Term Elections

SAN FRANCISCO - Russian hackers and propagandists who interfered in the 2016 US presidential election didn't stop when it was over. They're still trying to influence the vote, and now they're being joined by other countries hoping to influence the midterms, according to the US Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Two years ago, hackers

By |2018-10-04T20:38:21-04:00October 4th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Tech Companies Worried European-Style Privacy Regs Coming To US

WASHINGTON DC - The United States' privacy regulations shouldn't be anything like Europe's, tech giants argued on Wednesday. During a hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, members of Congress heard six tech companies discuss what they want in a federal privacy law. Lawmakers are still crafting a potential data privacy bill, but multiple

By |2018-09-30T12:34:31-04:00September 30th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Politics/Government|

Chinese Hack Alaskan Government Networks Before Trade Mission

BEIJING, China - As Alaskan leaders headed to China to discuss trade deals, Chinese hackers were swarming their US networks, security researchers said. Researchers from Recorded Future said they discovered Chinese hackers targeting the Alaskan state government, as well as the state's Department of Natural Resources and energy, telephone and communications companies. The cybersecurity firm said it

By |2018-08-20T08:03:19-04:00August 16th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Google Made The Titan Key To Toughen Up Your Online Security

SAN FRANCISCO - When Google boasted that none of its 85,000-plus employees had their accounts hacked since early 2017, it was all thanks to an early version of a security key the company was testing. And now the latest version of that security key will be available for the world to use. In an exclusive hands-on,

By |2018-07-27T07:45:58-04:00July 27th, 2018|Cyber Defense|