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We'd be crippled by a cyberattack on our utilities:


Foreign states are breaching the security perimeters of America's public utilities. In Connecticut, utilities have reported days in which they detected and deterred more than a million probes to ...


Can hackers tamper with your vote? Researchers show it's possible in nearly 30 states:


Top computer researchers gave a startling presentation recently about how to intercept and switch votes on emailed ballots, but officials in the 30 or so states said the ease with which votes could be ...


How Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts:


When the cybersecurity industry warns about the nightmare of hackers causing blackouts, the scenario they describe typically entails an elite team of hackers breaking into the inner sanctum of a power ...


Winston's Home Hardware Device Wants to Protect Your Online Privacy:


Digital privacy has been a growing concern for basically everyone who uses the internet. And Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a data firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign ...


Bozeman utility payment website hacked; company didn't provide evidence of breach for year:


The city of Bozeman's online utility payment system was hacked last July, resulting in what could be upwards of 3,000 users' credit card information being compromised. The company that hosts the system, ...


What are dark patterns?:


Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you buy or sign up for things that you didn't mean to. The purpose of this site is to spread awareness and to shame companies that use ...


Change Your Twitter Password Right Now:


On Thursday, Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal disclosed in a blog post that the company had inadvertently recorded user passwords, in plaintext, in an internal system. This is not how things ...


A Casino's Database Was Hacked Through A Smart Fish Tank Thermometer:




The Billion-Dollar Hacking Group Behind a String of Big Breaches:


While lots of criminal hacking gangs are simply out to make money, researchers regard FIN7 as a particularly professional and disciplined organization. The group--which often appears to be Russian-speaking, ...


Weekend project - delete those Facebook apps now:


Here's a suggested item for your weekend to-do list: review what apps have access to your Facebook data, then start deleting. More specifically, take a close look at apps that let developers glom ...


US accuses Russia of ongoing operation to hack energy grid:


The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted, ongoing operation to hack and spy on the U.S. energy grid and other critical infrastructure, and separately imposed sanctions on Russian ...


The White House Blames Russia for NotPetya, the 'Most Costly Cyberattack In History':


It's been nearly eight months since the malware known as NotPetya tore through the internet, rippling out from Ukraine to paralyze companies and government agencies around the world. On Thursday, the ...


Intel tells companies to stop installing patch for security flaw as earnings loom:


Intel is halting some patches to the broad chip flaws it discovered earlier this month, after evidence that fixes resulted in problems with the computer systems. It's the latest stumble after researchers ...


This Device Protects Your Data on Any Public WiFi Connection:




Pyramid scheme making the rounds on Facebook in Montana:


A pyramid scheme called the "Friendsgiving Network" is making the rounds among Montanans on Facebook and the social network's messaging platform. The state Auditor's Office sent out a news release ...


If you own a MAC, PC or Smartphone, do this now.:


Security researchers this week revealed a broad flaw in Intel and other chips that could allow hackers to access data previously thought to be secure. Every major software company has been pushing ...


Time for the Feds to Say What They Know About Kaspersky:


More than a month has passed since the antivirus giant Kaspersky Lab had its US government business executed without a trial. But while American federal agencies remove all traces of one of the world's ...


Every modern, protected WiFi network is vulnerable, warns government cyber watchdog:


A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Monday, warning users to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability that affects nearly every modern, ...


Virus on world's most popular porn site Pornhub may have infected millions:


It's time to get (your computer) tested if you've used the popular porn site Pornhub in the past year, because your computer may have been infected with a virus. Cybsersecurity firm Proofpoint ...


Senator Tester, Dept. of Justice team up to offer tips for Montanans affected by Equifax breach:


U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox are teaming up to offer consumer protection tips for the 367,000 Montanans who were affected by the recent Equifax breach. Senator Tester, ...


Bozeman law firm representing Montanans impacted by Equifax breach:


A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Butte over the huge data breach at Equifax on July 29. Equifax has our birthday and social security information. Nationwide, more than 140 ...


Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads -- 2.3 Million Infected:


Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately, after researchers discovered criminal hackers had installed a backdoor in the ...


Authorities: Overseas Hackers Seeking to Extort Community with Cyber Threats:




Amid fears of Russian espionage, US bans Kaspersky security software in federal agencies :


The U.S. government on Wednesday banned the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities, according to ...


'Most Brazen Corporate Wrongdoer Maneuvers in Memory': Equifax Forces Potential Victims to Give Up Legal Rights:


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) calls data breach "Exhibit A for why we must stop GOP from reversing the CFPB's rule protecting your right to join class actions" by Andrea Germanos https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/08/most-brazen-corporate-wrongdoer-maneuvers-memory-equifax-forces-potential-victims *** What ...


What to do if you're one of the 44% of Americans hit by the Equifax breach:


An estimated 143 million U.S. consumers could be affected by a cybersecurity attack carried out against Equifax, one of the nation's three largest credit-reporting companies. Normally one of the first ...


Hackers 5 - Voting Machines 0 - Hackers at DefCon conference exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines in 1 1/2 hours.:


It took less than a day for attendees at the DefCon hacking conference to find and exploit vulnerabilities in five different voting machine types. "The first ones were discovered within an hour ...


Security lapse leaks data from millions of Verizon customers:


A security researcher says a lapse has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers, leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers, or PINs. Verizon Wireless says 6 million customers ...


Russia has developed a cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research:


Hackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyber weapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet against electric systems that Americans depend on for daily life, according ...


How tech sleuths cracked the mysterious code that turns your printer into a spying tool:


You wouldn't have noticed it unless you knew where -- and how -- to look, but the top-secret National Security Agency document leaked to the Intercept and published Monday contained a clue that may have ...

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