Stephanie Lawson

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Self-driving cars irresistible to hackers, warns security executive

Self-driving cars will prove an irresistible target for hackers if they ever hit the roads, a top security executive has warned.<p>Speaking exclusively to the Guardian, Eddie Schwartz, the vice president of global security solutions for Verizon's enterprise subsidiary, said that the cyber-security …

Top UK hackers compete for GCHQ-sponsored cybersecurity prize

Koffee Cafe has a problem: its website, while just about useable for the small coffee chain, is held together with string, chewing gum and hope.<p>For the past few years, it's survived because no one important has bothered to pay attention to it, but that's due to change. A multinational coffee chain …

Internet Hacker Guccifer Obtained Downton Abbey’s Finale Script and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Cell Number

In the past, the Internet hacker known as “Guccifer” has infiltrated Colin Powell’s Web site, uncovered memos sent to Hillary Clinton, targeted former F.B.I. agents, and uncovered a series of surprisingly introspective, semi-nude self portraits painted by former President—and current hipster icon! …

Neiman Marcus says hackers stole customers' credit card data.

Neiman Marcus released a statement late Friday admitting that it's known since mid-December about a security breach in its customer credit card data. …

Why are brick-and-mortar retailers crumbling under hacker attacks?

Over the weekend, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus admitted that hackers infiltrated its system and stole untold lists of credit and debit card …

eCommerce

Republicans Are Bashing Obama For Pulling Troops Out Of Iraq

The accusations by prominent Republicans on Capitol Hill coincided with a furor over a new book by former defense secretary Robert Gates that contained blunt criticisms of the president over both the Iraq and Afghan wars.<p>Renewed skirmishes over Iraq were notable, because by most accounts, Obama has …

The One Big Question About RSA and Its Relationship With the NSA

Last week, the Internet security world was jolted by a Reuters report detailing a secret $10 million payment to the security company RSA from the …

MIT engineers have invented a JARVIS-style home automation system

The home automation systems of tomorrow won’t look anything like they do right now. In the future, you wont have to whip out your smartphone and fire …

Home Automation

Your Data Gets Lost Or Stolen Online Frequently. Do You Even Care?

2013 was filled with even more large service providers, government departments and enterprises getting hacked or otherwise loosing your data. Your data was likely lost on multiple occasions just from the breaches in the news, let alone the ones that never made the headlines. Reputation or direct …

Researchers crack the world's toughest encryption by listening to the tiny sounds made by your computer's CPU - ExtremeTech

Researchers crack the world’s toughest encryption by listening to the tiny sounds made by your computer’s CPU<p>By on December 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm<p>This …

NSA divided over possible amnesty deal for Snowden

The surveillance agency says it has spent tens of millions of dollars to remove computers the former NSA contractor had access to, including the cables that connected them to the network.<p>Officials at the National Security Agency are divided over whether to offer an amnesty deal to espionage suspect …

NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the whistleblower took from the agency.<p>An amnesty, which does not have the support of the State Department, would represent …