Cyber spies for hire: efforts to control cyber weapons ignore the agents who use them

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Maksim Shmeljov/Shutterstock Alexi Drew, King’s College London Reports of malicious and targeted cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common around the world. In early February, for example,…

Government cybersecurity commission calls for international cooperation, resilience and retaliation

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Real-time cyberattacks on a display at the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr., CC…

Cybersecurity’s next phase: Cyber-deterrence

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Can we reduce the likelihood of digital attacks? Digital defense via shutterstock.com Dorothy Denning, Naval Postgraduate School Cyberattackers pose many threats to a wide range of…

IoT:It’s far too easy for abusers to exploit smart toys and trackers

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  JpegPhotographer/Shutterstock Saheli Datta Burton, UCL and Madeline Carr, UCL The wearable technology market is booming, with half a billion wearables sold globally in 2020. Apps on…

North Korea targeted cybersecurity researchers using a blend of hacking and espionage

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  North Korea has a long history of hacking targets in the U.S. Chris Price/Flickr, CC BY-ND Paulo Shakarian, Arizona State University North Korean hackers have staged…

Hackers could shut down satellites – or turn them into weapons

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Two CubeSats, part of a constellation built and operated by Planet Labs Inc. to take images of Earth, were launched from the International Space Station on…

A cyberattack could wreak destruction comparable to a nuclear weapon

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Digital attacks can cause havoc in different places all at the same time. Pushish Images/Shutterstock.com Jeremy Straub, North Dakota State University People around the world may…

Domain name fraud: is the global Internet in danger?

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  A spider’s web is secure, and ours? Robert Anasch/Unsplash, CC BY Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis – Institut Mines-Télécom In late February 2019, the Internet Corporation for Assigned…

Aerial threat: why drone hacking could be bad news for the military

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Are military drones a security threat to their own operators? Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock Mohiuddin Ahmed, Edith Cowan University and Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University Unmanned aerial vehicles, more…

Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  It doesn’t take a human mind to produce misinformation convincing enough to fool experts in such critical fields as cybersecurity. iLexx/iStock via Getty Images Priyanka Ranade,…