Monthly Archives: September 2015

Russian Hackers Position Themselves in U.S. Power Grids in Preparation for Cyber Warfare

According to the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, the Russian government has set up a special hacker unit to prepare for cyber warfare against the U.S. In a testimony before Congress last week, Clapper said that important infrastructure, including … Continue reading

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Gartner Advises Companies to Keep Their Feet on the Ground When Entering the Cloud

Companies should not look to the cloud as a cure-all but as another tool in their arsenal. This was the main thrust of the argument presented by Gartner’s David Mitchell Smith at yesterday’s webinar on The Top 10 Cloud Myths. … Continue reading

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Is New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel a Hub of Chinese Espionage?

President Obama will no longer stay in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel when he visits New York, breaking a tradition that goes back over 80 years. Government officials aren’t saying, but it is generally believed that all US government officials will … Continue reading

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The Man-in-the-Browser Attack: Why No One is Safe When Banking Online

When was the last time you heard about a bank robbery? I don’t mean some drug addict needing some quick money and pretending to have a gun. I mean a well-planned bank robbery with masks, guns, and getaway cars. My … Continue reading

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The Truth about Hardware-based Security: Why Everyone Claims to Have It and Why Almost No One Actually Does

When you turn on your computer, a BIOS chip is fired up which tells the computer where to look for the operating system (OS). It does this by activating a boot loader which looks for something called the kernel. The … Continue reading

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