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The best options by position for MLB teams looking to improve via waiver trades

Everyone from Yasiel Puig to Derek Norris to David Robertson is a candidate to be dealt this month<p>The 2016 trade deadline came and went earlier this …

Baseball

Crypto Malware: Responding To Machine-Timescale Breaches

The game has changed again with hackers' ability to steal your data at record speeds and cripple your organization before the first alert.

Cybersecurity

Is Computer Security Becoming a Hardware Problem?

The co-author of the TLS standard has some concerns about the complexity of our machines.<p>In December of 1967 the Silver Bridge collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people. The cause was determined to be a single 2.5 millimeter defect in a single steel bar—some credit the Mothman for the …

These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology

For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.<p>Today, we’re at …

Innovation

MIT’s AI Can Predict 85 Percent of Cyberattacks

Knowing a cyberattack’s going to occur before it actually happens is very useful—but it’s tricky to achieve in practice. Now MIT’s built an …

Inbox: Errors, pitching a concern for Royals?

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals come home off a winning road trip (4-3) and are tied for the second-best record (8-4) in the American League.<p>But, as …

US government allocates $3.1bn to bolster cyber security

Digital transformation becoming more pervasive in major governments

Cybersecurity

Hyping vulnerabilities is no longer helping application security awareness

Chris Wysopal Contributor<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>New Federal Regulation Deters Experts On Road To Security<p>It used to be a vulnerability was disclosed, a few people who paid attention to such things blogged about it, patches were made, and we went about our day.<p>During this time, not enough …

Top US Undergraduate Computer Science Programs Skip Cybersecurity Classes

New study reveals that none of the top 10 US university computer science and engineering program degrees requires students take a cybersecurity …

Defenders Need to Embrace Offensive Computer Security Skillsets

MIAMI—Defense may win football championships, but it gets steamrolled in computer security arenas.<p>“A dollar of offense beats a dollar of defense,” …

Coast Guard

What You Must Know About Linux Rootkits

Imagine that you’re using your PC, server, smartphone or tablet. The operating system and applications on it aren’t behaving the way they usually …

CNBC Tried, and Massively Failed, to Teach People About Password Security

Dear news organizations, please don’t do this, ever.<p>Thanks to endless data breaches, hacks, and the US government's seemingly endless fight against encryption, privacy and security have now effectively become mainstream news topics.<p>That's good! We should all be aware of the fact that everything on …

Bitdefender distributes ‘vaccine’ to combat growing ransomware threat

Romanian security software company Bitdefender has released a new free tool to prevent your computer being infected by ransomware.<p>The Bitdefender …

Here's the new warning Google will show you if you're being attacked by government hackers

It's not exactly a problem that most of us have to deal with. For the overwhelming majority of people, a person who tries to break into one of their online accounts is likely to be a regular criminal, or an abusive partner — or perhaps just a prank-minded friend.<p>But a small proportion of users …

How a DDoS campaign became an act of cyberwar

Just add Iran<p>In September 2012, US banking websites started picking up floods of fake traffic. It was a denial-of-service campaign, waged more or less weekly. It went on for month after month, always hitting in the middle of the week, during normal business hours.<p>Under other circumstances, it could …

Almost half of dropped USB sticks will get plugged in

People are still plugging in USB sticks scattered around parking lots, a new study has confirmed.<p>This time, the researchers hail from the University …

University of Illinois

Bill Gates/bot malware family used to launch DDoS attacks

The Bill Gates/bot family of malware continues to be used to facilitate distributed denial of service attacks, according to a threat advisory from …

Bill Gates

An app made by the Taliban stayed up on Google Play for two days

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The Taliban has exposed a significant flaw in Google's app review process.<p>An app developed by the Taliban called "Alemarah" was up on the Google Play store for two days …

Google Play

Brazil: How cybercriminals may take advantage of a political crisis

Posted by<p>on<p><i>This is a contributed piece by</i> <i>Luiz Eduardo</i> <i>Technical Director LATAM for</i> <i>FireEye</i><p>Due to the economic and political situation in Brazil it is …

Georgetown University Hit by Cyberattack; Data Safe

Georgetown University confirms it fell victim to a cyberattack last week, but the school said hackers were not able to get any university data, …

7 Profiles Of Highly Risky Insiders

To understand who these insiders are and why they pose a risk, start by looking at the root of the problem.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity budget: What are the top priorities after a breach?

K3DES LLC<p>Follow:<p>Multiple studies have shown that the high cost of a cybercrime incident puts constraints on a cybersecurity budget....<p>With a limited …

SEO

Thousands Of Vulnerabilities Found In Corporate Networks

4/8/2016<br>10:20 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>F-Secure research discovers tens of thousands of holes in<p>An investigation conducted by F-Secure early this year revealed …

Information Security

MLB Opening Day payrolls show Royals have surprising salary parity

With the season finally opening, the 25-man rosters have been set. With set rosters comes a set Opening Day payroll. Plenty of people analyze Opening …

Sports Analytics

Royals Rumblings - News for April 8, 2016

<b>Royals Rumblings - News for April 8, 2016</b><p>Greg Holland returned to get his ring, but remains unemployed.<p>"I’d rather be in uniform watching baseball …

Baseball

Cha-ching for the bling: KC not thrifty with ring

KANSAS CITY -- When it came to the designing and purchasing of the Royals' World Series rings, no expense was spared.<p>In fact, Royals senior vice …

Adobe Just Issued an Emergency Flash Update After Ransomware Attacks

Adobe Systems issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security …

Opinion: Why trade secrets bill will deter cybercrime

The Defend Trade Secrets Act is another sign that the US government is finally acknowledging that an active deterrence must be a key part of any …

Adobe preps emergency Flash patch for bug hackers are exploiting

Adobe will this week issue an out-of-band patch for Flash after spotting a critical flaw that is now being "actively exploited" in the wild.<p>The flaw, …