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Electoral College Must Not Vote Until Possible Trump Ties to Russian Hacking are Fully Investigated

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

A petition asking the Electoral College not to vote on the next president until a full investigation is done of Russian interference in the 2016 US el...

Cyber Warfare Amongst Us: Election 2016

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 12.12.2016 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Is it 2016? Or 1984? Donald Trump won the electoral college vote, but lost the popular vote by...

News Roundup for December 12, 2016

Outspeak | Posted 12.12.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

We read the news. Pray for 2016.

The Containment Of Trump Begins

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

If Trump continues to insist that Russian cyber-warfare represents no threat to America and is not even worth investigating, he will be inviting the opposition of innumerable other Republicans.

Trump And Putin

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

President elect Donald Trump is a loggerheads with the U.S. intelligence community just weeks before he is to be sworn into office. The Washington Po...

Navy: More Than 130,000 Sailors Hacked

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics

Hackers gained access to sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, for 134,386 current and former U.S. sailors, the U.S. Navy said on ...

Product Managers: Stop Hacking Your Success -- Start Building

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.22.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The word "hack" has a colorful history. Not so long ago, if someone had suggested you had hacked your way to the top, you probably would have given th...

Mining the Inner City for the Next Generation of Digital Leaders

NationSwell | Posted 12.07.2016 | Impact

For Zakiya Harris, growing up in East Oakland, Calif., meant navigating between two acutely different worlds every day. "I grew up in the hood, but I ...

The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat is Right Under Our Noses

Jeff Charles | Posted 11.01.2016 | Technology
Jeff Charles

Every day it seems another news breaks about cyber-criminals hacking in and stealing information. Private companies, government agencies, movie studio...

We Need A Single Government Agency In Charge Of Cyber Defense

Adam Levin | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Adam Levin

If you're like most Americans, the idea that our country doesn't have a unified cyber defense agency is about as unthinkable as a presidential contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

8 Ways To Protect Yourself Internet Phishing Schemes

Jack Choros | Posted 10.25.2016 | Technology
Jack Choros

The Internet can help you do, see, and experience some amazing things. But just like any other great thing, there's also someone who wants to ruin it ...

DDOS Attack Using Internet Of Things On Major Sites Is A Digital Nuclear Attack

Rob Kall | Posted 10.25.2016 | Technology
Rob Kall

This hack of some of the world's biggest websites, through interference with DNS functions, might be considered to be comparable to detonation of a digital nuclear bomb.

St. Jude Heart Devices Can Be Hacked, Experts Say

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - Short-selling firm Muddy Waters said in a legal brief filed on Monday that outside cyber security experts it hired have validated its clai...

What The Recent Yahoo Hack Really Means For You

Adam Levin | Posted 10.16.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

There are no guarantees, first of all. No protocol or checklist of actions and settings will truly protects us from the third certainty in life -- that our privacy will be compromised by a hacker and/or data breach.

Yahoo Dodges Questions On Hacking, Verizon Deal By Canceling Earnings Call

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business

Yahoo would rather not face questions from financial analysts about whether its massive email hack could derail the company’s $4.8 billion acquisiti...

Putin: Hacking U.S. Not In Russia's Interests

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 10.12.2016 | World

The scandal that erupted in the United States over allegations Russia hacked Democratic Party emails has not been in Moscow’s interests and both sid...

U.S. Formally Accuses Russia Of Cyber Attacks Against Democratic Party Groups

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics

By Jonathan Landay and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks agai...

NSA Contractor Arrested Following Investigation Into Classified Documents Leak

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics

A National Security Agency contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information, authorities said on Wednesday, a data...

7 Things To Do if Your Social Security Number Is Compromised

Adam Levin | Posted 09.30.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

If you clicked here just to confirm that you have nothing to worry about, sorry - there's plenty to worry about.

FBI Probes Hackers Targeting Democratic Officials' Phones

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month, four ...

Arrest Made After Reported Hacking Of Pippa Middleton's Photos

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.27.2016 | World

Police have made an arrest in the reported hacking and attempted sale of thousands of personal photos belonging to Pippa Middleton, Duchess of Cambrid...

Email Hacking, And You And I

Joel Cohen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Technology
Joel Cohen

You and I aren't likely to be the victim of an "email hack job" (my phrase). Yes, the KGB hasn't existed (we are told) since the 1990's. But assuming it's the KGB that's doing the dirty deed to our public figures, as is the conventional wisdom, you and I simply aren't important enough to them.

How To Tell If You've Been Hacked (And What To Do About It)

Adam Levin | Posted 09.22.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

Digital hygiene isn't much different from any other kind, but in the same way parents pass on common sense advice to wash your hands frequently during cold and flu season, it's crucial to learn about your various exposures and how to spot trouble when it happens.

You Have Just 100 Days To Prepare For Holiday Scams

Adam Levin | Posted 09.15.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

Whether you are hoping we can "Make America Great Again," working tirelessly for those who say that we are "Stronger Together," or simply trying to make it through another day, it is highly likely that Christmas is the furthest thing from your thoughts right now.

Colin Powell Thinks Donald Trump Is A 'National Disgrace,' Leaked Emails Reveal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a “national disgrace and an international pariah” in a ...