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Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

[The Associated Press, Getty Images] Almost always in arm’s reach, rarely turned off and holding huge stores of personal and sensitive data, cellphones have become top targets for hackers. As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said […]

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50,000 security disasters waiting to happen: The problem of America’s water supplies

[NBC NEWS] “If you could imagine a community center run by two old guys who are plumbers, that’s your average water plant,” one cybersecurity consultant said. A series of cyberattacks on water facilities highlight the precarious security situation facing U.S. supplies. On Jan. 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served […]

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