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Privacy, Hacking and Virus Alerts

America’s Electric Grid Has a Vulnerable Back Door—and Russia Walked Through It

A Wall Street Journal reconstruction of the worst known hack into the nation’s power system reveals attacks on hundreds of small contractors

Idaho National Laboratory protects US infrastructure from cyberattacks

The U.S. is rushing to catch up with what cybersecurity experts say are threats by hackers to systems that operate energy pipelines, hydroelectric projects, drinking water systems and nuclear power plants across the country.

How China’s Elite Hackers Stole the World’s Most Valuable Secrets

Imagine you’re a burglar.

Hacker talks to Arizona man through the Nest security camera in his home

The hacker said he was one of the good guys but others could exploit the same vulnerability.

This Brilliantly Simple Trick Destroys Telemarketers and Kills Their Business Model. (But It Makes Everyone Else Really Happy)

Seriously, you just have to listen. I guarantee you’ll love this (unless you’re a telemarketer).

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now.

Say no to defaults. A clickable guide to fixing the complicated privacy settings from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple.

Today’s TED Talk – When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?

Tech that can decode your brain activity and reveal what you’re thinking and feeling is on the horizon, says legal scholar and ethicist Nita Farahany.

Missoula College Offers Free Cybersecurity Checkups – 10/29-11/1 – Missoula

Missoula College cybersecurity students will conduct free security diagnostic checks of digital devices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the foyer of Missoula College’s Riverfront Campus at...

We’d be crippled by a cyberattack on our utilities

"Our energy infrastructure has become a primary target for hostile cyber-actors." Karen Evans, the assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Energy Department

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

Two states — Washington and Alaska — have ended their statewide online voting systems.

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