Technologists, including Bruce Schneier, testifying before a House committee today on IoT security said that regulation could be the only answer to solving existing vulnerabilities.
IBM Opens Attack Simulation Test Center
IBM introduced on Wednesday a new Cyber Range attack simulator during the opening of its global security headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
Lobbyists Press Trump to Support Strong Encryption, Surveillance Reform
A lobbying organization sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump, asking him to support the expansion of strong encryption and reform government surveillance activities.
US Finalizes Rules That Require Quiet Hyrbid and Electric Cars To Make Noise At Low Speeds
In an effort to prevent injuries among pedestrians, the U.S. government has finalized rules that require quiet hybrid and electric vehicles to emit alert sounds when they are traveling at low speeds. Reuters reports: The rules, which were required by…
Army Bug Bounty Building New Relationships with Hackers
The government announced its second bug bounty program called Hack the Army, which will concentrate on finding bugs in recruiting websites and databases.
FBI Operated 23 Tor-Hidden Child Porn Sites, Deployed Malware From Them
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Federal investigators temporarily seized a Tor-hidden site known as Playpen in 2015 and operated it for 13 days before shutting it down. The agency then used a “network investigative technique” (NIT)…
How President Trump Could Destroy Net Neutrality
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Donald Trump’s presidential election victory could have dire consequences for U.S. internet freedom and openness, according to several tech policy experts and public interest advocates surveyed by Motherboard on Wednesday. The Republican…
Slashdot Asks: Should The US Abolish The Electoral College?
Last night as votes were still being counted, statistician and editor-in-chief for FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver pointed out that while Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, “it’s possible, perhaps even likely, that [Hillary Clinton] will eventually win…
Risk of Election Day Cyberattacks Low According To Experts
Security experts monitoring cyber-chatter for virtual and real-world threats against U.S. Election Day targets don’t believe there will be cyberattack or al-Qaeda terror attack this Tuesday.