Category Archives: Security

Letting Cyberattack Victims Hack Back Is a Very Unwise Idea

As the rate of cybercrime increases, so too does the intensity of those attacks. Now, companies such as the UK's Pervade Software, are exploring new digital weapons with the goal of better protecting themselves and recovering stolen data. These include turnkey denial-of-service attacks and actions that damage the accused hackers' computers and data. But taking advantage…
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As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye

A cyberattack can't blow up the world, but it can upend geopolitical stability. It can destroy national alliances, and work to undermine the most powerful democracy on Earth. It can even undercut the very idea of truth. Short of nuclear weapons, hacking has become the most destabilizing tool in geopolitics–which makes it all the more…
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Watch a Homemade Robot Crack a SentrySafe Combination Safe in 15 Minutes

Last Christmas, Nathan Seidle's wife gave him a second-hand safe she'd found on Craigslist. It was, at first glance, a strange gift. The couple already owned the same model, a $120 SentrySafe combination fire safe they'd bought from Home Depot. But this one, his wife explained, had a particular feature: The original owner had locked…
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