It's 2016 and hacking is all around us. What was a pastime for curious, smart nerds became big business for the underworld, and a lucrative tool in the arsenal of nations. Everyone is hacking everyone, trying each other's defenses, constantly looking for weaknesses, for loopholes.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is refusing to discuss whether Russia had any involvement in a trove of emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked to his organization ahead of the party's convention.
In an interview Sunday on NBC's “Meet the Press," Assange said WikiLeaks has "a perfect track record" of providing accurate information and "never revealing our sources."
Consider BlackBerry. Think about the company, its products, its most iconic features. What comes to mind? Business apps? A QWERTY keyboard? BBM? The once-mighty Canadian smartphone maker is banking on one word standing above all the rest: security.
On the first day of the sprawling RSA security industry conference in San Francisco, a giant screen covering the wall of the Moscone Center’s cavernous lobby cycles through the names and headshots of keynote speakers: steely-eyed National Security Agency director Michael Rogers in a crisp military uniform; bearded and besuited Whitfield Diffie and Ron Rivest, legendary inventors of seminal encryption protocols that made the Internet safe for communication and commerce.
3D printing aficionados be wary, as popular 3D printing services firm Shapeways, Inc. has just suffered a data breach. Customers are now receiving notices from the company, letting them know what information is and is not at risk.
The exact time and means of the breach has not yet been disclosed, but Shapways is reporting “an incident involving unauthorized access to [its] systems.” According to the breach notification, the intruders gained access to some user names, email addresses, and shipping addresses, which could be sold or potentially misused.