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What you can do with an IP address, and how to protect yours from hackers

With someone’s IP address, you can learn a user’s general location, and disable some parts of their internet browsing experience. Every device connected to the internet has an IP address, which helps websites identify your computer. Using third-party programs or services, someone with your IP address could possibly block you […]
What you can do with an IP address, and how to protect yours from hackers
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Congress is set to grill the FCC’s chairman for falsely claiming his agency was hit with a cyberattack — here’s how it could affect the war over net neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai should expect some tough questions at a Senate hearing this week. Last week, the agency’s inspector general released a report into an incident last year in which the FCC’s servers became unavailable during the comment period over Pai’s repeal of the agency’s net-neutrality rules. […]
Congress is set to grill the FCC’s chairman for falsely claiming his agency was hit with a cyberattack — here’s how it could affect the war over net neutrality
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The CEO of a UK-registered bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine

Exmo Bitcoin CEO Pavel Lerner kidnapped in Kiev. Exchange hit by a DDoS attack at the same time. A spokesperson said users’ funds are “absolutely safe” and “we are doing everything possible to speed up the search for Pavel Lerner.” LONDON – The CEO of a UK-registered bitcoin exchange has […]
The CEO of a UK-registered bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine
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IBM just confirmed the ‘attack’ on Census night came from Singapore

IBM says the majority of international traffic which caused the Census website to crash on August 9 came from Singapore. The ABS is today facing a Senate committee to explain how it botched the 2016 Census collection. A 40-hour outage caused havoc for millions of Australians trying to fill out […]
IBM just confirmed the ‘attack’ on Census night came from Singapore