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IRS Breach Exposes 100,000 Taxpayers' Tax Returns, Other Data
Dark Reading Staff,
News
Online 'Get Transcript' service accessed from February to mid-May.
By Dark Reading Staff , 5/26/2015
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Android Factory Reset Leaves Your Data Exposed: Study
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Flaws in Google’s Android operating system mean the factory-reset option is unlikely to permanently wipe all your data -- or master token -- from the device.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/25/2015
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NASA Technology Roadmap: A Heavenly Guide For IT And CIOs
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
NASA's Technology Roadmap for 2015-2035 gives hints about the future of IT in your enterprise. Here's how space is changing big data, supercomputing, and other technologies.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/21/2015
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NSA Wanted To Hack Google App Store, Infect Android Phones
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The NSA and its Five Eyes allies researched a man-in-the-middle attack to infect Android smartphone users by hacking Google's App Store. It's the last revelation from Edward Snowden.
By Eric Zeman , 5/21/2015
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Planes, Tweets & Possible Hacks From Seats
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
There are conflicting reports over whether security researcher Chris Roberts hacked into flight controls and manipulated a plane.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/20/2015
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Google, Apple Urge Obama To Protect Phone Data Privacy
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The letter, signed by Google, Apple, and a number of tech companies and security organizations, is urging Obama to halt legislation that would allow government to access personal data stored on mobile devices.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/19/2015
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Whether Or Not Chris Roberts Took Over A Plane, It Still Matters
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
Whether prominent hacker Chris Roberts took over a plane or not, the industry needs to rethink the way white hat hackers do their research.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 5/18/2015
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Google Faces More Scrutiny Over Right To Be Forgotten
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A group of 80 Web academics have penned an open letter to Google insisting on more transparency for right to be forgotten requests in Europe.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 5/14/2015
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What Does China-Russia 'No Hack' Pact Mean For US?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
It could be an Internet governance issue or a response to the U.S. DoD's new cyber strategy, but one thing is certain: it doesn't really mean China and Russia aren't spying on one another anymore.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2015
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Women In Security Speak Out On Why There Are Still So Few Of Them
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
They're now CISOs, security officials in DHS and the NSA, researchers, and key players in security -- but women remain a mere 10% of the industry population.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/11/2015
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Law Enforcement Finding Few Allies On Encryption
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
Cloud providers, mobile device manufacturers, private citizens, and a bipartisan Congressional committee are lining up on the opposite side.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 5/5/2015
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Security Product Liability Protections Emerge
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
WhiteHat Security, FireEye each offer product liability protections to their customers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 5/4/2015
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Atlantic Health Automates ID With Biometrics
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
Palm vein scans are helping staff pull up patient records more efficiently and securely. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 4/28/2015
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Defense Secretary Outlines New Cybersecurity Strategy
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Russian hackers were caught infiltrating unclassified military networks earlier this year, he said.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/24/2015
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Bypassing The Password, Part 3: Freedom Compromised
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
Want to protect your privacy from government snoops? Say no to biometrics. Say yes to strong password protection and encryption.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/22/2015
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Bypassing The Password, Part 2: Trusted Identities
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
The federal government's collaborative efforts with the private sector to "mov[e] beyond the password" are difficult to trust when there are potentially ulterior motives at play.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/21/2015
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Plan X: DARPA's Revolutionary Cyber Security Platform
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
News
DARPA's Plan X aims to make active cyber defense more accessible to the masses through agility, training, and intuitive interfaces.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/21/2015
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White House's Daniel 'Intrigued' By UL-Type Model For IoT Security
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
Michael Daniel, the national cybersecurity coordinator and assistant to the President, talks Internet of Things security and recent Executive Orders on intel-sharing and sanctions.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/20/2015
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Bypassing The Password, Part 1: Windows 10 Scaremongering
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
Microsoft's hype of its upcoming biometrics system in Windows 10, spouting the virtues of biometrics over traditional password-based security, seems misguided at best -- misleading at worst.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2015
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10 IT Hiring Trends Confounding Private, Public-Sector CIOs
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of the biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/20/2015
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