News tagged with security technology

McAfee warns of hacker threat to autos

Cars made smarter with Internet technology are zooming into perilous hacker territory, according to a report by US computer security giant McAfee.

Sep 07, 2011
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After insulin pump hacking, lawmakers seek review

(AP) -- Two lawmakers are requesting a review of the government's security standards for wireless medical devices after a diabetic discovered how to remotely reprogram his and other people's insulin pumps.

Aug 20, 2011
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Making quantum cryptography truly secure

Quantum key distribution (QKD) is an advanced tool for secure computer-based interactions, providing confidential communication between two remote parties by enabling them to construct a shared secret key ...

Jun 14, 2011
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Study advised US on Libya hacking

(AP) -- Private computer experts advised U.S. officials on how cyberattacks could damage Libya's oil and gas infrastructure and rob Moammar Gadhafi's regime of crucial oil revenue, according to a study obtained by hackers.

Jun 13, 2011
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Twitter chief picked as Obama telecom advisor

US President Barack Obama named Twitter's chief and a high-ranking Microsoft executive among a handful of technology veterans to be appointed as telecommunications security advisors.

May 28, 2011
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Malicious programmers focus on smartphones, tablets

Malicious programmers are always looking for new targets. While smartphones and tablets replace PCs as the gadgets we use for messaging, Web surfing and even doing business, some shady characters are starting to target these ...

May 04, 2011
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Can an MP3 hack your car?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The idea that someone can get into your car without your permission isn't a new one. It's about as old as the coat hanger, but that was back in the days when you locks had a pull up button. ...

Mar 18, 2011 weblog
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'We need to see ahead'

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano emphasized the importance of science and technology research as a means of keeping the nation safe in an address at MIT on Monday, while outlining a series ...

Mar 15, 2011
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