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    How hackers can turn the Internet of Things into a weapon

    As more unsecured devices become IP-enabled for remote management or as part of sensor networks, the possibilities for attack grow.

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    Cyber attacks shift from agencies to IT suppliers

    Although direct attacks against agency systems have decreased, attackers appear to be targeting upstream companies to get around government defenses, Symantec says.

  • Ghost in a data center

    Is the next big cyber threat lurking in government systems?

    Former Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Lord (retired) says the installed base of outdated code in government systems is "the next Achilles' heel."

    Comments: 4
  • Phone DOS hacker

    Phone DOS: What's in it for the crooks

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  • Security conscious meerkats watching for danger

    Do the security conscious see something we don't?

    A recent survey of security behavior seems to show a shift away from IE and paid antivirus products in favor of Chrome, Firefox and free antivirus tools.

    Comments: 3
  • IPv6 killer apps Internet globe images

    Killer app for IPv6? It’s the Internet.

    According to readers, the driving force for moving to IPv6 is to keep the Internet alive and well.

    Comments: 7
  • Woman waiting under a clock

    Will IPv6 ever have a killer app?

    The push for IPv6 so far has been all stick and no carrot. Do agencies switch because OMB says so or because they're afraid of running out of IPv4 addresses? Do readers know what will make everyone want to move?

    Comments: 9
  • Egg cracking as it is squeezed in a vise

    Will agencies get squeezed on cybersecurity technology?

    With cyber threats to government systems growing, budget woes will hamper projects to develop tools needed to monitor, evaluate and mitigate risks, DHS secretary warns.

    Comments: 1
  • Exhausted runners after a race

    Can federal cybersecurity survive the sequester?

    An optimistic scorecard predicts that agencies will meet 95 percent of their priority goals by the end of fiscal 2014, but the race to the finish looks more like a slog than a sprint.

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