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Six Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Code for the Internet of Things

Samuel Bucholtz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Home
Samuel Bucholtz

Companies like Intel, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco, AT&T and IBM, which are already taking an active role in Internet of Things development, will soon be placing a greater emphasis on risk-mitigation with these products - and developers who can deliver on security, in addition to performance and UX, are likely to be a step ahead of the competition.

Anything and Everything Can Be Hacked

Brian E. Finch | Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

The 2013 Black Hat conference this past week proved once again that anything and everything can be hacked.

NSA Director Defends Surveillance At Hacking Conference

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

By Joseph Menn LAS VEGAS, July 31 (Reuters) - National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander jousted with a few hecklers as he def...

Celebrated Computer Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies

Jim Finkle | Reuters | Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Barnaby Jack, a celebrated computer hacker who could force a bank ATM to spit out cash and sparked safety improvements in medical devices,...

How the SEC Almost Shut Down Wall Street

Adam Levin | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Computers owned by the SEC Trading and Markets division were brought by SEC staffers to a hacker convention. They contained unencrypted, step-by-step instructions to shut down our financial trading system. Essentially: A Hacker's Guide to our Financial Universe.

SEC Reportedly Left Stocks Data Vulnerable To Hackers

CBS News | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

Securities and Exchange Commission staffers left highly-sensitive information from stock exchanges open to hacking and cyber-attacks because they didn...

Watch: Defcon Hacking Contest Targets Big Corporations

Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology

The world's biggest conference of so-called 'White Hat' hackers (those who do not engage in malicious hacking) has taken place in Las Vegas, and it ha...

Gerry Smith

At DefCon, Even the Hackers Can Get Hacked

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.06.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- There are so many ways to get hacked at the world’s largest hacker conference. A hacker could bump against your pocket with a card r...

Attacking the Edges of Secure Internet Traffic

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS — Researchers have uncovered new ways that criminals can spy on Internet users even if they're using secure connections to banks, onli...