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DDoS and the Democratization of Censorship

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In the past, most concepts of censorship — like those in the works of George Orwell or Aldous Huxley — imagined that those in power would use their influence to decide what can and cannot be said or printed. However, just as the internet has created a space for more voices to be heard (e.g., on social media platforms), it ...

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The Cyber World War: Is It Already Here?

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Analysts have watched the international stage closely for years as nation-states compete in an ever-intensifying arms race. Unlike in the past, however, it’s not nuclear weapons or missile caches at the center of the contest. Instead, world superpowers and a number of developing nations have been fortifying their hacking capabilities and targeting one another for multiple ends: intelligence gathering, sabotage, ...

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Zero-Day Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

If “zero-day exploit” hadn’t previously been a part of your vocabulary, 2016 is the year to make the term stick. Cisco’s annual report on the state of cyber security indicated a surge in the sophisticated hacks that fall under the zero-day heading. And that was before a number of recent events drew widespread concern from the cybersecurity field and the ...

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What the NSA Leak Means for Your Cyber Security

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Who has their hands on the most advanced exploits around? U.S. agencies? Professional hackers working for nation-states like Russia? Established black-hat groups targeting Fortune 500 companies? All of those make the list. But after the recent leak of advanced cyber weapons at the National Security Agency (NSA) last month, you can add a new contingent to that list: Just about ...

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