Posts Tagged ‘Silicon Valley’

Hacker finds a way into ATM computers

Image via Wikipedia Understanding and Managing Cybercrime by Jordan Robertson A hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computers inside them. The attacks demonstrated Wednesday at a security conference were done at stand-alone ATMs. But they could potentially be used against the ATMs operated by mainstream banks, […]

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Congressional data mining and security

Image by moonhouse via Flickr“By slipping a simple, three-sentence provision into the gargantuan spending bill passed by the House of Representatives last week, a congressman from Silicon Valley is trying to nudge Congress into the 21st Century. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) placed a measure in the bill directing Congress and its affiliated organs — including […]

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