Tag Archive for hackers

DHS will Help States Make Sure Elections Can’t be Hacked

Last Sunday’s New York Times review section dismissed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s contention that the election would be rigged if he didn’t win, but correctly noted results are subject to hackers. Voting machines, especially those connected to the Internet, fall under a category of products called the Internet of Things (IoT); if you have…

Patriot Act Section 215 Deadline Looms: are We Safer Online?

Loretta Sanchez

June 1 brings a looming deadline; section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance program of online communications, is up for renewal.  The Patriot Act, crafted hastily in the wake of 9/11, has been renewed every time it’s come up.  There’s a new bill, the USA Freedom Act, designed to…

Hackers break into Palin’s Yahoo Email account

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been under fire for using personal email accounts to circumvent “open government” and deny information records requests not associated with her offical email account with the state.  Computer hackers, of which are a resourceful lot, have broken into the Governor’s Yahoo email account. Here’s an account of the security breach…