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When storms attack, Smart Grid could reduce outages, speed recovery

Bad weather in the past year has done what terrorists haven’t managed – disrupt power for a week or more at a time. Officials say Smart Grid technology could ease the pain.

Where’s my Internet? ISPs ready for DNSChanger calls.

Despite months of warnings and offers of help, hundreds of thousands of people still have not cleaned up DNSChanger infections and stand to lose Internet access July 9.

The AC/DC lesson: Why IPv4 will be with us a long time

Thomas Edison lost the Current Wars to AC back in the 1890s, but more than 100 years later some customers still were using DC power from the grid. Could IPv4 last as long?

Don’t get raided by a SWAT team; secure your wireless hub

There are risks to setting up an unsecured wireless hub, apparently including police attacking your home.

Hundreds of thousands at risk as DNSChanger deadline looms

More than 300,000 IP addresses, nearly 70,000 of them in the U.S., are being directed to servers that will go offline July 9. Computers at two federal agencies are still infected.

Domestic drones can be hijacked, turned into weapons, researchers show

A research team shows DHS and FAA how spoofing unencrypted GPS signals lets them take over drones in flight, potentially turning them into weapons.

Following the 'kill chain' to fend off cyberattacks

Lockheed Martin's approach is to identify the steps a hacker would need to take to gain access and then prepare for each of them.

Researchers twist light to send data at 2.56 terabits/sec

The experimental technology could break new ground in satellite communications, terrestrial links and even fiber optics.

Summer storms can kill your computers, even if you unplug

Take steps to keep your equipment safe from lightning strikes and brownouts, and don't forget about the cable.

Breakthrough? Cyber bills could reach Senate floor in July.

A bipartisan effort to move cybersecurity legislation in the Senate could bring pending bills to the floor in July, though partisan differences still have to be ironed out.

Lockheed's Gooden: Federal IT efforts doing well despite tight budgets

A focus on streamlining systems and delivering constituent services can help agency initiatives succeed in rocky times, a company executive says.

Internet blackout looms for 300K DNSChanger-infected computers

More than 300,000 computers still are using stopgap servers as the July 9 deadline approaches, and if they haven't fixed the problem by now, they probably won't, a Symantec expert says.

Mobile security: The old ways don't cut it

Many organizations mistakenly think that traditional IT infrastructures can support mobile security, experts say.

AT&T launches mobile interpreting service for government

A new interpreting service lets government users access translators in 170 languages around the clock from their mobile devices.

ICANN, again, exposes domain applicants' info

Information that was supposed to be kept private on applicants for new generic top-level domains was inadvertently posted as part of ICANN's Reveal Day.

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