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US elections undermined by obsolete equipment

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The rickety US electoral system is once again under the spotlight. It now appears that some voting machines are so ancient that it is almost impossible to tell whether or not they have been hacked. More than three quarters of US states have voting machines that are over ten years… Read more »

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Oracle fixes a veritable swarm of bugs

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As part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update, Oracle has issued fixes for a total of 250 bugs. This comes hot in the heels of the keynote speech at Oracle OpenWorld given by Larry Ellison, co-founder of the multinational provider of database technology, enterprise software and cloud engineered systems. While… Read more »

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Are VPNs as private as they seem?

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While VPNs are being touted as one of the most effective means of keeping personal data away from the prying eyes of the outside world, it’s important to remember that they do allow nearly infinite access for the providers. These companies could easily decide to release users’ browsing history to… Read more »

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Hackers spot Windows of opportunity

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Researchers at security firm CyberArk have raised concerns that Windows’ Safe Mode is anything but safe. The feature appears to give hackers more opportunity to steal PC login credentials and disable security software – while remaining undetected. Given the number of Windows systems in use, this risk could impact billions… Read more »

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