Category «Computer Security News»

If You Think You’re Anonymous Online, Think Again

I’m a little behind in my podcasts, but today I listened to a Fresh Air broadcast from 6 weeks ago about all the data that online services know about you. Investigative reporter Julia Angwin was curious what Google knew about her, so she asked the company for her search data. “It turns out I had …

NPR reporting on cyber security

For the last few days, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten has been reporting on cyber security. It has been a three-part series that started with this: Americans do not often hear that someone has found a way to overcome U.S. defenses, but military and intelligence officials have been sounding downright alarmist lately with their warnings that …

Can’t Open Your E-Mailbox? Good Luck

From the New York Times: Logging on to Gmail or other e-mail service has become a routine of daily life, completed without a thought. What would you do, however, if you woke up tomorrow, plugged in your user name and password as you always do, but then received an unfamiliar message: “User name and password …

NASA finds nasty virus on space station

From The Great Beyond (a “Nature” blog): Ok, the headline is a little misleading. But it’s still a bit worrying that NASA has found a computer virus on the space station. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station are now running anti-virus software on their systems, following last week’s detection of an unwanted computer-guest. According to …

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