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Get started with Git version control

If you've ever received an email with an attachment entitled 'about_3_final_2.doc', you might not realise it, but you've already been using a very …

The 'Athens Affair' shows why we need encryption without backdoors

Revelations about the hack that allowed Greek politicians to be spied on in 2004 come at a time when the White House is set to announce its encryption policy<p>Just as it seems the White House is close to finally announcing its policy on encryption - the FBI has been pushing for tech companies like …

Surveillance

The No. 1 problem with computer security

I've been in the computer security field for nearly three decades. During that time, I've watched it go from bad to worse to ugly.<p>Today, the average …

How to use Linux Commands

It won't be long after starting to use Linux that you ask a question and the answer begins with, "Open a terminal and..." At this point, you may be …

Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption

Encryption

The Hacks of Mr. Robot: How to Hide Data in Audio Files

Welcome back, my hacker apprentices!<p>A you know, <i>Mr. Robot</i> is my favorite TV show this year, and not just for the realistic hacking. Rami Malek, the …

Iowa begins testing digital driver's licenses on your smartphone

Last year, we told you about Iowa's interest in launching digital driver's licenses, a move that might begin the phasing out of plastic licenses …

Chrome will block obnoxious Flash ads starting September 1st

Back in June, Google shared the good news that the Chrome browser would soon be smart enough to "intelligently pause content that aren't central to the webpage" that you're visiting. It's a welcome change that should help to continue marginalizing the annoyance of Flash. Fortunately, that blessed …

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive do you believe you are in your eight-hour workday? There may be a few ways to define the answer:<p><b>Semi-productive:</b> you’re halfway there …

Time Management

Here's Why it Makes Perfect Sense That Josh Duggar Cheated

Now can we stop? Please? Can we please stop acting as if Conservative, right-wing "Christians" make any sense or are even "good" people? Any extreme is bad. Any. And that goes for people who call themselves "Christians" and it goes double for anyone who calls him or herself a "fundamentalist" …

The NSA is funding a ‘safer’ Internet of Things

The National Security Agency (NSA) is paying to build backdoors security into the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>(Granted, it’s not like we can presume …

Exploring the Information Security Talent Pool | LinkedIn Engineering

The field of information security continues to grow and diversify as the impact of Internet and computer security expands to every corner of our …

Infosec

How To Become A Hacker

Date: <b>August 04, 2004</b><br>Source: The personal domain of Eric S. Raymond.<br>By:<p>Page 1 <b>2</b> 3 4 5 6 Next<p>... approval.<p>(You also have to develop a kind of faith in …

Hackers Cut a Corvette's Brakes Via a Common Car Gadget

Car hacking demos like last month's over-the-internet hijacking of a Jeep have shown it’s possible for digital attackers to cross the gap between a …

The real reason American public transportation is such a disaster

<i>This article is part of a</i> <i>series about the past, present, and future of commuting in America</i><i>.</i><p>The US spends a <i>ton</i> of money on public transportation. So why is it so terrible?<p>American buses, subways, and light rail lines consistently have lower ridership levels, fewer service hours, and longer waits …

The NSA Playset: 5 Better Tools To Defend Systems

Using the NSA ANT Catalog as a model, security researchers learn about new attack techniques and technology.<p>BLACK HAT USA -- LAS VEGAS -- Inspired by …

Hackers are targeting Gas Tanks worldwide

Security experts from Trend Micro have set up a number of honeypot to study the cyber attacks on vulnerable gas tanks and worldwide.<p>Security …

Hackers are attacking US gas stations

After a gas station monitoring system was hacked earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look. They set up fake internet-connected systems called "GasPots" -- honeypots that mimic the real ones -- in several countries to track hackers' …

Introducing 2016 Election Central: Your Guide to the Presidential Race

The 2016 presidential election will dominate the news, conversation and debate in America over the next 450+ days leading up to Election Day 2016. With a record 17 Republican candidates, five Democratic candidates and a constant stream of debates, there will be no shortage of political jousting, …

Social Media

B-9 NH Black Edition Urban Stealth Single-Speed Bike

<b>B-9 NH Black Edition</b> is a handmade urban stealth single-speed bike that looks mysterious due to its all black color. Inspired by the iconic F-117 …

Stealth Aircraft

Catholic Mother, Despairing Over Her Gay Son, Gets Dose of Reality After Seeking Advice in Online Forum

August 5, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>Last week, a person going by the username “<b>scaredcatholicmom</b>” asked Reddit Catholicism what she should do about her gay …

Sailing Federation Will Test Waters For Viruses In Brazil's Olympics Venues

Saying that recent stories about raw sewage in Brazilian waterways that will serve as Olympics venues in 2016 helped "wake us up again and put this back on the agenda," the head of sailing's world governing body says his group will test for viruses and bacteria in the water.<p>The International …

Brazil

Leave Your Lawn for Life on the Urban Farm

A mile or so south of downtown Denver’s growing skyline, gardeners toil under the relentless summer sun, pulling weeds and pruning tomato plants that …

Vegetable Gardens

City Bikes | URBAN

URBAN BIKES<p>Riding allows us to discover our surroundings from a new perspective. Whether commuting in the morning or meeting friends in the evening, …

Traffic

How to Make Chrome or Firefox Your Default Browser in Windows 10

Whether you upgraded to Windows 10 or bought a brand new PC with the OS preloaded, you'll notice that Microsoft Edge is the default browser. Your …

Windows 10

This Map Shows China’s Cyber Invasion Of The U.S. Is Well Underway

The Chinese government’s ongoing cyber assault on American companies and government entities is a bit of an open secret, but the extent of the …

Obama Established National Strategic Computing Initiative

Today President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure the United States continues …

Artificial Intelligence

The FBI is struggling to convince tech whizzes to take jobs at bureau

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is having a really hard time hiring enough cybersecurity pros.<p>The agency has not hired about nearly 40% — or 52 …

Cybersecurity job market to suffer severe workforce shortage

An analysis of the cybersecurity job market looking back at 2014, the first half of 2015, and projecting out to 2019, reveals some interesting …

Cybersecurity