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 •  October 4

A U.S. senator wants to know how well the country's top six voting machine manufacturers protect themselves against cyberattacks, a move that comes just weeks after federal authorities notified 21 states that they had been targeted by Russian government hackers during the 2016 presidential election.In a letter Tuesday to the CEOs of top election...

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 •  October 3

The Equifax breach may have you watching your financial records closely for evidence of fraudulent new accounts or suspicious transactions. But you may also want to keep a close eye on your incoming email, researchers say - and here's why.Since August, digital thieves have sent hundreds of thousands of phishing emails impersonating an alarming...

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 •  October 2

The city of Chicago is suing Equifax, hoping to impose penalties on the credit reporting bureau and seeking restitution for Chicagoans whose sensitive data might have been stolen as part of a widespread breach.The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges Equifax violated the city’s consumer fraud ordinance and state laws by...

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 •  August 22

More cable companies are using MoCA technology, which lets users extend their Wi-Fi or stream video more reliably. And with it comes a must-have piece of equipment consumers need to get to know: the point-of-entry filter. MoCA, which stands for Multimedia over Coax Alliance, sends a high-speed Ethernet-style signal through your existing coaxial...

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 •  July 25

Subheading: Former Federal CIO, Tony Scott, to Award Competition Winners Chicago, IL, July 25, 2017 - Next week, several of the nation's top cybersecurity talent will congregate at Moraine Valley Community College outside of Chicago to participate in the annual U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) Cyber Camp. During the 5-day intensive boot camp,...

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 •  July 10

(Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP) President Donald Trump appears to be backing away from the idea of working with Russia to create a "cyber security unit" to guard against election hacking. Trump tweeted Sunday morning about discussing such a unit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yet it's Russia that U.S. intelligence officials blame for meddling in...