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Features by Chester Wisniewski

NSA Internet surveillance confirms privacy concerns

The National Security agency is tapping the servers of nine large U.S. tech companies, including Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Facebook, according to new reports.
Posted In: nsa, FBI, surveillance, Internet

Congress considers hacker tactics to fight against cyber criminals

How should the U.S. government and companies protect themselves against hackers? One answer is to hack right back.
Posted In: cybersecurity, cybercrime, China, hacking

Hack back: Spear phishing and how you can avoid it

'Spear phishing', a form of targeted hacking, is drawing a lot of attention. How can you protect yourself?
Posted In: hackers, hacking, spear phishing, China

Can you really hack a plane cockpit?

Can a plane's cockpit be hacked? One researcher, who used a smartphone to hack the cockpit of a virtual airplane, says yes. The FAA says its unlikely, if not impossible.
Posted In: airplanes, hacking, smartphone, cybersecurity

Why mess with an undersea Egyptian Internet cable?

The Egyptian Navy says it caught three men trying to cut a big Internet cable that runs under the Mediterranean causing slow downs in the country and as far away as Pakistan.
Posted In: Internet, Egypt, Tech

Companies look to make 'big data' into safe data

At the RSA computer security conference in San Francisco last week, a key theme was not what companies can and should do with customer data, but what crooks might do with it if they hacked in.
Posted In: big data, computer security

Software update for your iPhone! Should you accept?

Last week NASA lost direct contact with the International Space Station while updating their computer software. NASA may have learned their lesson, but have you?
Posted In: Tech, computers, software

The difference between Apple's app store and Google Play: User data

When you buy from a digital storefront such as Google Play, how far and wide is that information shared?
Posted In: Tech, Google, apple, online privacy

How to avoid email hackers in two easy steps

Marketplace Tech contributor Chester Wisniewski of the computer security firm Sophos says change your password and lie.
Posted In: Tech, cybersecurity, passwords, hacking

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