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Meet 5 of the World’s Most Dangerous Hacker Groups

Hacking has come a long way from the days of maladjusted teenagers wreaking digital havoc from their basements. As <i>Fortune</i> explains in the cover story …

'Basic IT security' could have prevented UK NHS WannaCry attack

England's National Health Service (NHS) could have avoided the ransomware hack that crippled its systems in May, according to a government report. "Basic IT security" was all that was required to prevent the "unsophisticated" WannaCry attack, which affected more than a third of NHS organizations, …

Cybersecurity

Armed robbers steal $1.8 million worth of cryptocurrency

The Manhattan District Attorney has charged a man with robbery and kidnapping after he swiped a digital wallet containing a fortune in ethereum …

Google’s Datally Helps You Save Mobile Data

Google has released a new app designed to keep your other apps in check. It’s for Android, naturally, is called Datally, and is all about helping you …

Russia Is Now Providing North Korea With Internet: What That Could Mean For Cyber Warfare

Amid diplomatic fallout between North Korea and China, its only major trade partner, Russia is positioning itself to be a stronger North Korean ally, reaching out to provide North Korea with an internet connection. As a result, Russia may embolden North Korea to launch more destructive …

North Korea

Cheat sheet: Two-factor authentication

A password alone will not protect sensitive information from hackers--two-factor authentication is also necessary. Here's what security pros and …

Information Systems

What It’s Really Like to Live in the Walmart Parking Lot

At the end of each busy day of customers bustling through the stores, Walmart takes on a completely separate purpose. It provides a place for the …

Opinion: The cyberwars are coming — here’s how to prepare (and make money)

Americans have once again been forced to debate the likelihood of World War III, thanks to the erratic behavior of a thin-skinned 71-year-old with a …

Investing

Kaspersky, Russia, and the Antivirus Paradox

So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to trawl US systems for classified data—in at …

Prostitution: Criminalise‚ decriminalise or regulate?

A dialogue day in Johannesburg touched on the various aspects of prostitution legalisation and the plight of people working in the trade.

D.C. Could Become Only U.S. City to Decriminalize Prostitution

Will Washington, D.C. buck national trends and actually take a stand for sex-worker rights and safety? It will if politician David Grosso gets his …

What our cyberwall knows

Was that hacker Russian? As the government learns from constant attacks, companies want to know why it doesn't share more of what it's finding out.<p>Every week, the federal government gets hit by more than a thousand cyberattacks — a number that has jumped more than tenfold since 2006. Russian and …

A Porn Site Wants To Revive 'Sense8,' And Not As A Parody

It could happen?<p>Surprising fans, Netflix announced in June it would not be renewing “Sense8” for a third season.<p>Now, a very unlikely platform has offered to pick up the slack: xHamster, a porn site. The company’s vice president, Alex Hawkins, posted an open letter this week to the series’ …

Bob Marley hired Gambino mobsters for protection in New York, new book claims

In 1980, when Bob Marley performed over two triumphant nights at Madison Square Garden, he shared the stage with soldiers from the Gambino crime …

Bob Marley

Hacker Lexicon: What Is Steganography?

You know all too well at this point that all sorts of digital attacks are lurking on the internet. You could encounter ransomware, a virus, or a …

What it will take for cybersecurity to become common sense

Look both ways before you cross the street. Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom. Put a seat belt on when you get in the car. Don't eat the yellow snow.<p>These are all common sense tips for safety that people have learned, whether from parents or one really embarrassing moment in the winter. …

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.<p>Hacking Democracy<p>The White House …

China sends unhackable message nearly 750 miles using quantum satellite

Hacking as it relates to cyber warfare and espionage is as hot a topic as it’s ever been, and everyone from the government to major tech firms like …

Another batch of Chromebooks now have Google Play support

Google has added a further 16 Chromebooks to its list of devices with Google Play support. Chromebooks from Dell, Asus, Samsung, Lenovo, HP and Acer are on the list, bringing the total up to just shy of a hundred. At least half of that overall figure are still listed as “planned” but the new …

Google Launches ‘Lynching In America’ Project Exploring Country's Violent Racial History

The history of lynching and racial terror in America is the focus of an ambitious new project launched Tuesday by Google, in partnership with the …

Pornhub Is the Kinsey Report of Our Time

Waking up on a Sunday morning, I received a text about what happened after I left the previous night’s party. “Everyone got high and we played truth …

You could make $300,000 a year foiling Russian hackers

Given the scope of ongoing national and international threats to the cybersecurity of individuals, businesses and governments, America is in dire …

You Can Now Buy Marijuana-Infused Pizza

A Massachusetts-based medical marijuana dispensary that specializes in flavorful edibles will now serve up weed-infused pizzas.<p>Ermont Inc., a medical …

Cannabis

15 Scary Facts About Debt That Should Alarm You

‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch | Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images<p>Debt is as American as apple pie. Whether we’re taking out loans to pay for our dream home, …

Personal Finance

‘Claws’: The New ‘Breaking Bad’ Takes Place at a Nail Salon

After an endless onslaught of dark antihero dramas, finally something new: ‘Claws,’ a series about a crime ring set at a West Florida nail salon …

Putin rips out his earpiece to say the '100 factors' suggesting Russia hacked the US election are bogus

Russian President Vladimir Putin quickly deflected questions about Russia's election interference during an interview at the St. Petersburg International Economic forum which was featured on "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly."<p>During the interview, Kelly touched on the intelligence community's findings …

Why birth certificates should stop specifying if it’s a boy or a girl

The majority of US states permits transgender people to change the sex marker on their birth certificate.<p>By the 20th week into a pregnancy, an …

LGBTQI

Your Car Could Be The Next Ransomware Target

Updated: By Jeff Plungis for Consumer Reports<p>The recent “WannaCry” ransomware attack that crippled computer systems around the globe has highlighted …

Cybersecurity

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

The report indicates that Russian hacking may have penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than was previously understood. It states …

Cybersecurity

How the Trump-Russia Data Machine Games Google to Fool Americans

A year ago I was part of a digital marketing team at a tech company. We were maybe the fifth largest company in our particular industry, which was …

Journalism