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What Constitutes an Act of Cyberwar?

Before we get to that, there's a clue in the spelling of the word: cyberwar instead of cyber war. The U.S. Defense Department has determined that cyber is a fifth...

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Encrypt the Web with Https Everywhere

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in collaboration with the Tor Project, has launched an official 1.0 version of HTTPS Everywhere, a tool for the Firefox Web...

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Shady Rat Hacking Is Not About China

Jeffrey Carr, author of O'Reilly Media's Inside Cyber Warfare, argues that McAfee's supposed revelations about large-scale Chinese hacking attacks are a smokescreen...

Meet Dark Tangent, the Hacker Behind Black Hat and Def Con
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Meet Dark Tangent, the Hacker Behind Black Hat and Def Con

The word "hacker" evokes all kinds of scary images. But Jeff Moss says hackers are exactly what the world needs more of, because they can make the Internet safer...

'i Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone'
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'i Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone'

Evgeny Kaspersky is one of Russia's top Internet virus hunters. In an interview, he discusses a raft of recent hacker attacks on multinationals, the "total professionals"...

'i Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone'
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'i Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone'

Evgeny Kaspersky is one of Russia's top Internet virus hunters. In an interview, he discusses a raft of recent hacker attacks on multinationals, the "total professionals"...

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Decoding Your Email Personality

Imagine, if you will, a young Mark Zuckerberg circa 2003, tapping out mail messages from his Harvard dorm room. It's a safe bet he never would have guessed that...

Living in the Digital Ecosystem
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Living in the Digital Ecosystem

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman talks data mash-ups, entrepreneurship, and how his site keeps people honest.

It's Time To Cut Back On 'hack'
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It's Time To Cut Back On 'hack'

It's time to re-examine how we use, or overuse, the words "hack" and "hacker." They're relied on far too often to describe all kinds of activities that don't...

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Welcome to the Age of the Splinternet

Openness is the Internet's great strength—and weakness. With powerful forces carving it up, is its golden age coming to an end?

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Leadership of Cyber Warriors

Leadership is a core competency of the officers, warrant officers, and non-commissioned officers across the military services. A principle tenant of leadership...

Journals For Certification, Conferences For Rapid Dissemination
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Journals For Certification, Conferences For Rapid Dissemination

The publication culture in computer science is different. Whereas other disciplines focus on journal publication, the standard practice...

Storage Strife
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Storage Strife

Beware keeping data in binary format.

As Simple As Possible ? But Not More So
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As Simple As Possible ? But Not More So

An assessment of the U.S. government's EINSTEIN project.

From Interests to Values
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From Interests to Values

Computer science is not that difficult but wanting to learn it is.

Geography Is Alive and Well in Virtual Teams
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Geography Is Alive and Well in Virtual Teams

Just because a team is virtual, it doesn't mean geography is dead.

The Campaign to Terrify You About Emp
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The Campaign to Terrify You About Emp

From Newt Gingrich to a Congressional "EMP Caucus," some conservatives warn the electronics-frying blast could pose gravely underestimated dangers to the U.S.

Could What Happened to Myspace Happen to Facebook?
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Could What Happened to Myspace Happen to Facebook?

MySpace fell from grace for several reasons. First, they sacrificed the service's integrity in pursuit of monetization. For those who remember, the user experience...

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­.s. Cyber Approach 'too Predictable' For One Top General

The nation’s second-ranking military official said Thursday that the U.S. approach to protecting its computer systems was "too predictable" and failed to penalize...

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The Race to Zero: Speech By Andrew Haldane

In a speech at the International Economic Association 16th World Congress in Beijing, Andrew Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability and member of...
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