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'Cyber Attack' On California Common Core Testing Shuts Down Access For Hours, State Denies Deliberate Tampering

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — What appears to be a denial of service cyber attack may be responsible for preventing hundreds of thousands of students statewide from logging in and taking the Common Core computerized tests Thursday, according to Oakland Unified School District. 982 more words

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Hack Attack: Digital crime in the 21st Century

Having your personal information stolen is scary, because often it’s beyond your control. Even big companies can’t totally prevent cyber attacks. In fact, there’s been a number of large-scale hacks recently. 116 more words

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Martemucci vs. Alexander

OK, that title is an exaggeration.  But they have recently presented vastly differing viewpoints on the dangers our nation faces via cyber attacks.

Col. Mateo Martemucci, USAF, soon to join the Joint Chiefs in DC, is our top military guy in cybersecurity.  911 more words

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Another 'Denial Of Service' Attack Causing Internet Outage At Rutgers University

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Rutgers University’s latest Internet outage is from the same kind of “denial of service” attack that crippled campus computer systems last month, the school said. 189 more words

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WordPress Zero-Day Exploit Disclosed, Millions of Sites At Risk

Most of the time, we have reported about WordPress vulnerabilities involving vulnerable plugins, but this time a Finnish security researcher has discovered a critical zero-day vulnerability in the core engine of the WordPress content management system. 282 more words

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Smart Cities: Wide Open to Cyber Attacks, Civilization Threatening Events and other Unintended Consequences

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions

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The more technology a city uses, the more vulnerable to cyber attacks it is, so the smartest cities have the highest risks… 2,891 more words

Smart Grid, Smart Meters, And RF Emissions