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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
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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
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Book Review: The airing of grievances in Donna Brazile’s “Hacks” comes at her true crime memoir’s expense

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Donna Brazile's Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House. The book has been portrayed in the mass media as a juicy tell-all, but a good chunk of it is actually a cybersecurity clinic that's worth reading.
Written by:David A Johnson
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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
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Washington’s incumbent Secretary of State could be doing more to lead on cybersecurity

Excerpt: Respond­ing to Don­ald Trump’s absurd recent alle­ga­tions about elec­tion rig­ging, incum­bent Repub­li­can Sec­re­tary of State Kim Wyman today pub­lished a stern­ly-word­ed state­ment rebuk­ing her par­ty’s nom­i­nee (though not by name) and express­ing full con­fi­dence in Wash­ing­ton State’s own elec­tions sys­tems. Said Wyman: In recent days, we have heard heat­ed cam­paign rhetoric about Amer­i­can elec­tions being […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Technology
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Browse with confidence: Permanent Defense and Pacific NW Portal have gone HTTPS-only

Excerpt: Last spring, we embarked on an ambi­tious project to strength­en the secu­ri­ty of the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute’s net­work of web­sites by mak­ing them avail­able only over HTTPS, begin­ning with this domain, nwprogressive.org, and all the pub­li­ca­tions housed under it, like the Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have done the same […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Browse with confidence: NPI’s core network now encrypting all visits by default

Excerpt: It seems like hard­ly a week goes by these days when we don’t hear about yet anoth­er data breach or new­ly-dis­cov­ered exploit in wide­ly used soft­ware. Bad neigh­bor­hoods have exist­ed on the Inter­net for a long time, but dan­ger now seems to present itself at every turn. There’s mal­ware lurk­ing all over the place, email […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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