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Honeypots: Free psy-ops weapons that can protect your network before defences fail

<b>Feature</b> You catch more crooks with honey than vinegarThe hackers breached the transport operator's systems and before they knew it had sent a …

Amazon Echo and the internet of things that spy on you

An upcoming court case could determine the sanctity of what is said between a person and a bot in a home<p>Amazon’s Echo is a robot that sits in your house and listens. The virtual personal assistant can be summoned into action by saying its name, Alexa, and will then act on commands, like ordering a …

Privacy

New skimmers fit right on top of chip and PIN credit card scanners

As usual Mr. Krebs has some great images of a credit card skimmer found in the wild. This model uses Samsung phone parts and lays right over the Ingenico card scanners you’ve probably seen in stores. The interesting thing is that these scanners also support chip and PIN technology but, as evidenced …

How To Protect Average Americans From Russian Hacks

Believe it or not, the time may be ripe for a cyber deal with Russia that would aim to protect average Americans from cyber hacks during peacetime. …

Russia's Self-Driving Car Company Is Coming for the World

Can a team of Moscow developers take on Tesla and Mobileye?<p>A mysterious self-driving car company has been quietly expanding in recent years in the …

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after one of its vehicles meets with an accident in Arizona

The company’s SUV was not responsible for the crash, according to the police, and the autonomous vehicles will not return to roads till an inquiry is …

A Virtual Reality Application That Will Go Mainstream First -- Likely Very Soon

Virtual reality (VR) was everywhere at last week’s South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. I tried several different VR systems, and they rarely resembled “reality.” Most put you inside a cartoon-like game world. Fun, but not <i>The Matrix</i>.<p>NASA’s VR demo took visitors to Mars, standing next to …

Congress could soon allow ISPs to sell your browsing history without your consent

Last year, former US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a rule that would prevent internet providers from selling customers’ private data to third parties without their consent; the rule passed in October 2016 with clear guidelines for how ISPs must secure …