Police body cams are scarily easy to hack into and manipulate, researcher finds

Although the jury’s still out on their effectiveness, body-worn cameras for police are generally viewed as a positive development. As part of an effort to make law enforcement more transparent, the hope is that they may be used to both protect civilians against excessive use of force, as well as safeguard police against unfounded complaints. … Read morePolice body cams are scarily easy to hack into and manipulate, researcher finds

At Def Con, children show how easy it can be to hack an election

The security of voting machines and government databases has long been a topic of concern among cybersecurity experts and officials. However, the danger is still very real, and Def Con, an annual hacker’s convention meeting in Las Vegas, is hoping to shed some light on the problem. One group set up a number of voting booths … Read moreAt Def Con, children show how easy it can be to hack an election

Microsoft stops a Russian attempt at hacking 2018 midterm elections

Less than a week after the United States government charged 12 Russian officers for hacking in the 2016 presidential election, Microsoft is accusing the same Russian intelligence agency of using a phishing scheme to hack at least three additional candidates in the 2018 midterm election. Microsoft vice president for customer security and trust Tom Burt … Read moreMicrosoft stops a Russian attempt at hacking 2018 midterm elections