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Attend a cybersecurity bootcamp online for less than $40

When the average person thinks of hacking, they might picture a trenchcoat-wearing citizen in <i>The Matrix</i>, furiously pounding away at a keyboard in a …

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the …

7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

With Alexa and the the Echo, Amazon has built a robust service that can deliver seemingly endless information and control your home. But, are you taking advantage of all it can do?<p>If you haven't yet unlocked the full potential of Alexa, these seven voice commands will get you closer. These are the …

What is Shodan? The search engine for everything on the internet

Shodan is the search engine for everything on the internet. While Google and other search engines index only the web, Shodan indexes pretty much …

Bye, Chrome: Why I’m switching to Firefox and you should too

The time has come.<p>You’re probably sick of hearing about data and privacy by now–especially because, if you live in the United States, you might feel like there’s very little you can do to protect yourself from giant corporations feeding off your time, interests, and personal information.<p>So how do …

Privacy

If you use Firefox, you need to update it right now

Firefox Quantum is a great browser, but it has a security flaw.<p>A Cisco report published Tuesday and spotted by <i>The Hacker News</i> revealed a Mozilla …

Discovering the threats below the surface on the Dark Web

<i>You can’t stop what you can’t see coming. Understanding the value of intelligence gathering on the Dark Web and gaining Open Source tools to better protect your company</i><p>The Dark Web is inherently scary for those who are unfamiliar with it, which to be frank, is most of us. Even asking most regular …

WhatsApp is among the most blacklisted apps in the enterprise

Updated: These apps, among others, apparently pose a serious threat to business security.<p><b>(Editor's Note) Updated October 6, 2017:</b> <i>In response to this</i> …

10 of the Best American Cities to Live Comfortably on $40,000 a Year

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Much of America's charm is predicated on small-town life. It's community-oriented, nostalgic, …

American Cities

More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation

With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillion over the next five years to try to mitigate that, we’re seeing a rise of startups that are building innovative ways to combat malicious hackers.<p>In the latest development, …

Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital threat. In a new joint letter, the two members of Congress questioned DHS Secretary John Kelly about …

Hackers are selling powerful cyber weapons to anyone with the money to buy them

When a tremor wobbles the ground underneath your feet, it's easy to keep your head down, keep typing, do whatever it is you were already doing. …

When it comes to encryption, say no to status quo

Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you didn’t have to lock the front door of your business when you went home at night? You’d never have to worry about losing your keys. Or, maybe the property owner could hang onto your keys for you. You would then rely on the building manager to unlock the door …

How to tell if your Android phone has the HummingBad malware

Bad news: a malicious app has taken hold of about 10 million Android phones around the world, and it's creepy.<p>Security specialist Check Point says the software, called HummingBad, can take root in your phone, collecting your personal data and making it act like you've clicked on ads that you …

IBM Watson Brings AI Wonders to Cybersecurity

After dominating its human competitors on the television gameshow <i>Jeopardy!</i>, IBM’s artificial intelligence platform Watson began dabbling with …

Opera adds power-saving mode to its browser

Opera is on a roll lately. Over the last few weeks, the company added a built-in ad blocker and VPN service to its desktop browser, for example. Today, the company is launching a new early release developer version for its Windows and OS X users that includes a power-saving mode. Opera argues that …

Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House

Yahoo said Wednesday that it's working closely with congressional technology experts after the House was reported to have been the target of recent "ransomware" attacks.<p>The House Information Security Office advised representatives late last month that it had blocked access to its networks from …

4 Cybersecurity Threats You May Be Overlooking

Cybersecurity spending is rising in nearly every sector, and the trend is going to continue over the next few years to the point where we will be spending $170 billion by 2020.<p>Cybersecurity spending is rising in nearly every sector, and the trend is going to continue over the next few years to the …

Dell: The going rate for a hacker to break into a Gmail account is $130

Dell says this information was gathered by two intelligence analysts from the company's CISO INTEL Team, who tracked hackers on a number of underground hacker forums and marketplaces scattered across the globe.<p>The report focuses on markets in the Russian underground as well as English-based …

Social Security

Cybersecurity Hindsight And A Look Ahead At 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber are partners at YL Ventures, which invests early in cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data and Software-as-a-Service software companies.</i><p>This year we witnessed a series of high-profile security breaches, from the aftermath of the Target and Home …