Petulance is no substitute for politics

A century ago, Oswald Spengler published The Decline of the West. In it, Spengler predicted that around the year 2000, Western civilization would enter a “pre-death emergency.” A question: Are Brexit in the United Kingdom and a partial government shutdown in the United States precursors of this “pre-death emergency?” Or are these…

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#Hacked #Instagram #Influencers Are Relying on Hackers To Regain Their Accounts

The birth of social media platforms, such as; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, among other—have birthed ‘Influencers’. Influencing today has become a full-time paid job and influencers are earning pretty well. According to Joe Gagliese, Co-Founder of Viral Nation, an influencer agency—in interview with Vox, said influencers with smaller followings (nanoinfluencers) can make between USD$30,000…

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#Russian #hackers had another crack at the #DMC

Hoping to repeat their success in getting their candidate elected  Russian hackers had a crack at the US DMC servers during the last mid-term elections in the hope of repeating their success in getting their presidential candidate elected. The legal complaint—part of the DNC’s ongoing lawsuit against Russia, WikiLeaks, the…

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The Rise of #ATM #Attacks

When cyber-criminals are intent on exploiting vulnerabilities in the security surfaces of financial institutions, ATM systems can serve as primary access points. While ‘smash and grab’ attacks on ATMs are nothing new, in the rapidly evolving world of cyber-crime cash machines are now a focus for operatives aiming to siphon…

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The #Cybersecurity 202: Is #Trump’s get-tough #cyber strategy working? Former officials develop a way to find out

Two former government cyber officials are working on a new way for industry to measure whether the Trump administration’s surge in offensive hacking operations is successfully deterring U.S. cyber adversaries or just egging them on.  Jason Healey, a White House cyber official during the Bush administration, and Neil Jenkins, an Obama…

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To regulate content, India takes an axe to privacy

While all attention was on the social media circus that played out before US Congress throughout the latter part of 2018, another meeting – one of potentially greater significance – took place between the tech giants and members of the Indian government. Held behind closed doors in December, representatives of…

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