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What Is Ransomware And How Can You Avoid It?

Ransomware is a big deal in the world of scams. In fact, it even predates the internet itself. We decided to take a look back over the long and storied history of online extortion and show you how to avoid being scammed in the future.

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A Brief History of State-Sponsored Hacking

With cyberwarfare always in the news, Tech.Co takes a look back over the history of cyberwarfare, including the first incident, the big Yahoo hack from 2013 and a joint US-Israeli project you've probably never heard of.

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Is Huawei a Genuine Security Threat?

Huawei phones are effectively banned from sale in the US, due to suspicion of Chinese state involvement in the running of the company, and ties to the Chinese military that go right back to Huawei’s inception. How real is the threat, and would you be safe buying a Huawei phone?

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The Latest Online Scams to Avoid in June

Another month, another round of security threats and online scams. In the past week alone, it was reported that 500,000 routers worldwide are host to Russian-origin malware. The internet security news cycle means you're never far from breaking news of another data breach or ...

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How the GDPR Has Affected the Tech Community So Far

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a directive from the European Union that aims to “protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world.” By updating regulations that are old enough to drink, the EU has set the...

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Amazon Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Law Enforcement

Amazon, one of the world's most powerful tech companies, has quietly been selling its facial recognition technology to U.S. law enforcement. Email and document evidence has found that in 2017, Amazon sold its “Rekognition” facial recognition and people-tracking software to ...

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Russian Hackers Infect 500k Routers with Malware

Hackers, believed to be supported by the Russian government, have infected 500,000 wireless routers worldwide with malware, security experts claim. The attack has been traced back to a group alleged to have interfered with the recent U.S. elections.   The malware, known as ...

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Kaspersky, Huawei, and the Geopolitics of Tech Companies

The Russian cybersecurity software company Kaspersky Labs is opening a core data center in Switzerland in a move intended to restore customer trust. Why the image rehabilitation? In a word: Russia. Kaspersky's home country has turned it into a geopolitical persona non grata in...