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Cyber Security

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A group of students from California is hoping to create a cyber road block for every hacker in the world.

The team which calls itself Shellphish is from the University of California Santa Barbara. They are currently in Las Vegas for the Cyber Grand Challenge; an event put on by the company that helped create the internet and self-driving cars. The purpose? To come up with the next big idea.

So Shellphish is working on a program that in just seconds can hunt for, fix and patch the type of software holes that hackers use to create viruses. Right now it currently takes human cybersecurity experts up to a year to locate a problem, fix it and send out a patch. In that time hackers can get into your system and steal everything.  read more »

Weight Loss Hackers

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Hackers are looking for a way into your computer; and they're going through your insecurity.

According to a survey conducted by Intel security about 88% of consumers have clicked on an ad for some kind of diet or fitness program. The survey of 15,000 people between 21 and 54 also found that 30% had purchased something from those ads without knowing whether or not it’s a secure site. Experts say this is like buying pills from a person on the street corner without knowing what they are.

They say cyber criminals are getting smart and know that before summer hits people are looking to drop the extra pounds they picked up over the past few months. So it's pretty common to see more ads and emails promising a quick way to slim down.  read more »

Cyber Security

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The world of cyber space is getting its own police department.

Following the recent hackings into Sony, Anthem, Target and of course the U.S. government the Obama administration is taking action. Earlier this week it announced the creation of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center. Its job will be to connect the dots between various cyber threats to the country so that affected agencies are notified as quickly as possible and can take action.  read more »