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Tag Archives: Hacking

Book Review: “Dawn of the Code War” looks at the modern age’s cyber battlegrounds

Excerpt: Former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin and journalist Garrett Graff's book focuses on the new challenges posed by cyber threats to national security.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Technology, Views & Reviews
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FBI arrests Seattle woman for breaching CapitalOne’s servers; 100 million+ affected

Excerpt: Paige A. Thompson is in big trouble. The Seattle-based hacker is in federal custody after FBI agents searched her home and found evidence she breached the serves of CapitalOne.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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NPI talks to King County Elections Director Julie Wise about the 2018 general election

Excerpt: Read NPI's interview with King County's top elections official. Topics discussed include preparations for the 2018 November general election, ballot security, and reforms like prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes that are making it easier to vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Technology
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Obama administration strikes back at Putin regime for interfering in 2016 U.S. elections

Excerpt: It’s a start: Pres­i­dent Oba­ma struck back at Rus­sia on Thurs­day for its efforts to influ­ence the 2016 elec­tion, eject­ing 35 sus­pect­ed Russ­ian intel­li­gence oper­a­tives from the Unit­ed States and impos­ing sanc­tions on Russia’s two lead­ing intel­li­gence ser­vices. The admin­is­tra­tion also penal­ized four top offi­cers of one of those ser­vices, the pow­er­ful mil­i­tary intel­li­gence unit […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology, World Commmunity
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Donald Trump praises Russia’s DNC hacking and urges Putin’s regime to keep it up

Excerpt: Clown. Char­la­tan. Big­ot. Pho­ny. Fraud. Don­ald Trump has been called all these things and more (and fit­ting­ly), but now we can add more descrip­tor to the list: Trai­tor. Only a man who puts him­self and his own thirst for polit­i­cal pow­er above his coun­try would make such unpa­tri­ot­ic, reck­less, and irre­spon­si­ble com­ments: Don­ald J. Trump […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Technology
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Ubuntu and Kubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet” released; Debian 8 “Jessie” due Saturday

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s note: If the terms GNU and Lin­ux don’t mean any­thing to you, this post is prob­a­bly going to read like a bunch of gib­ber­ish. Sor­ry. But do read on if you’re inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the won­der­ful world of free soft­ware. Free soft­ware enthu­si­asts, it’s time to rev up your Advanced Pack­ag­ing Tool […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Celebrating Free Software, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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