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198 million Americans hit by 'largest ever' voter records leak

Personal data on 198 million voters, including analytics data that suggests who a person is likely to vote for and why, was stored on an unsecured …

Security

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

If software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world. While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with …

Project Management

The NSA reportedly believes North Korea was responsible for WannaCry ransomware attacks

North Korea increasingly appears to have been behind the ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers last month and shut down hospitals, businesses, and other systems in the process.<p><i>The Washington Post</i> is now reporting that the US National Security Agency believes with …

Blockchain — What You Need to Know

<b>Karim Lakhani,</b> Harvard Business School professor and co-founder of the HBS Digital Initiative, discusses blockchain, an online record-keeping technology that many believe will revolutionize commerce. Lakhani breaks down how the technology behind bitcoin works and talks about the industries and …

Blockchain

The CIA has lots of ways to hack your router

New WikiLeaks docs reveal how spies rewrote firmware in the supply chain<p>Routers sit at the front gate of nearly every network, offering total access and few security measures to prevent remote attacks. If you can compromise someone’s router, you’ve got a window into everything they’re doing …

What Employees Want to See Most in Their Bosses Comes Down to a Single Word, Says Research

In a recent study published in the Harvard Business Review, close to 20,000 employees around the world say there's one thing that leaders need to demonstrate. Hint: Aretha Franklin sang about it 50 years ago.<p>Lets just get right to the bottom of this: What exactly do employees want in their leaders …

Employment

29 Magical Photos Of Dads In The Delivery Room

Dads FTW!<p>It’s Father’s Day again, and we’re always down to celebrate just how awesome dads are.<p>So here are 29 ridiculously sweet photos professional birth photographers have captured of dads supporting their partners in the delivery room — and locking eyes with their babies for the very first …

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence

Amidst a tough time for Uber, CEO Travis Kalanick’s parents were in a tragic boating accident last month that took the life of his mother. Now to grieve and clear his head before enacting changes at Uber, Travis has told his team he’ll be taking a leave of absence of unspecified length. You can …

Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches

Last month's devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak was just a warning shot. In an unprecedented move, Microsoft today released critical security …

Cyber-attacks

New Strain of Malware Can Take Power Stations Offline

Crash Override disabled part of the electrical grid in Ukraine last year, and many more power stations could be susceptible, according to security …

Cybersecurity

Are Debit Card Minimum Purchase Requirements Legal?

Debit Card Minimums: Merchant Rules and Rights<p>Are Minimum Purchase Requirements Illegal?<p>Updated July 28, 2017<p>Merchants have to pay fees to process …

FinTech

Here's How Easy It Is to Switch to a Credit Union

There are a few ways credit unions differ from big banks, which might make them a more attractive option. The problem is, switching over seems like a …

Top Uber exec Emil Michael departs the company as Kalanick’s fate remains in doubt

The descent of Uber into corporate chaos reached a critical juncture Monday as the company shed yet another top executive, added a new outside board member and prepared for a day of reckoning over allegations of widespread harassment of employees.<p>The fate of the company’s polarizing chief …

Emil Michael

American military backs an entirely new kind of processor

Virtually every processor you see is based on the same basic (Von Neumann) computing model: they're designed to access large chunks of sequential data and fill their caches as often as possible. This isn't the quickest way to accomplish every task, however, and the American military wants to …

HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, Are The Key To Career Development

Good employees want the opportunity to grow and develop on the job. And here’s the great news, a simple, 15-minute conversation, that focuses on HARD Goals, will encourage your people to take a more active and self-sufficient role in planning for and reaching their desired career growth.<p><i>Watch on</i> …

Employee Engagement

Build software like Lego with this smart new developer tool

The cardinal rule in programming is “<i>Don’t repeat yourself</i>,” or DRY. It says that developers should only implement a particular functionality within a project once. Doing otherwise is bad, because it introduces technical debt and potential inconsistencies.<p>But it only really applies within the scope …

Intel Puts Microsoft And Qualcomm On Notice Regarding Windows 10 X86 Emulation On Snapdragon Devices

There are two kinds of passive-aggressive – the regular kind and the all lawyered-up and ready for battle kind. Intel, it appears, is taking the latter tact in expressing its sincere concerns over Microsoft and Qualcomm’s all-too cozy relationship to bring Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 devices …

Windows 10

Apple will now let hobbyists build their own HomeKit devices

Though Apple didn't have much to say about HomeKit during its keynote presentation on Monday, it turns out the company's smart home system is seeing some very notable changes this year. The updates center on two things: making HomeKit more flexible for users, and making it much easier for …

Pigs can fly: Apple's 21.5-inch iMacs have upgradeable CPUs and RAM

I can’t believe what I’m about to write, but all of Apple’s new iMacs have upgradeable CPU and RAMs, as revealed by an iFixit teardown.<p>Now let me set some expectations. No it’s not easy – the replaceable components are tucked behind the logic board and display. It will also void your warranty. But …

Task force tells Congress health IT security is in critical condition

Report warns lack of security talent, glut of legacy hardware pose imminent threat.<p>A congressionally mandated healthcare industry task force has …

Linux malware enslaves Raspberry Pi to mine cryptocurrency

It's time to update your Raspberry Pi devices or risk them being infected with cryptocurrency mining malware.<p>Someone has developed a simple Linux …

Raspberry Pi

IoT Security: Nearly Half Of Businesses Experience Breaches Because Of Internet Of Things

Nearly half of all companies in the United States that use an Internet of Things (IoT) network have been affected by a security breach that has hurt …

OneLogin suffers breach—customer data said to be exposed, decrypted

Customer account-only support page warns of "ability to decrypt encrypted data."<p><b>Updated, June 2:</b> OneLogin has revealed more about the attack on its …

The dangers of hacking back

Last Thursday, Representative Tom Graves (R-GA) unveiled an updated version of proposed legislation to empower the private sector to hack back. He had previously asserted that such a bill could have prevented the recent WannaCry hack and empowered “individuals and companies to fight back basically …

To Be a Great Boss, Show These 4 Traits to Your Employees Every Day (Most Never Do)

You will find the founders and CEOs of some of the best companies in the world, including The Container Store, Nordstrom, and Zappos, displaying these unconventional traits.<p>I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years. What I've found is that all great …

Leadership

China's Cyber Security Law: The Impossibility Of Compliance?

by Carly Ramsey and Ben Wootliff<p>SHANGHAI – China’s much-anticipated Cyber Security Law (CSL) will come into effect on 1 June 2017. The new law is the first comprehensive law to address cyber security concerns at the national level and to some extent consolidates cyber activities captured in other …

Cybersecurity

Science Says Dads Treat Daughters Differently Than Sons, and It Really Seems to Matter

Gender may influence how dads interact with their kids more than we imagined. Here's the breakdown on why that is, and why it matters.<p>According to a new study by the American Psychological Association, dads of toddler-age daughters are more attentive to their needs than dads of sons the same age. …

Parenting

IBM tells employees working at home to get back to the office

For thousands of IBM employees, the ability to work from home is a key advantage of their job. But the company said Friday that it's ending that benefit for many of them.<p>The technology giant has been a leader in terms of letting employees work from home, and has bragged about the savings and …

The Workplace

New NIST guidelines banish periodic password changes

New draft guidelines have been issued by NIST are recommending that users should not be forced to periodically change their passwords.Guest …

Retracted! Wcry ransomware is reborn without its killswitch, starts spreading anew

Motherboard has retracted this story: "Correction: This piece was based on the premise that a new piece of WannaCry ransomware spread in the same …

Ransomware