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Jordan Robertson

Jordan is a technology writer with Bloomberg News. He previously worked at The Associated Press.

A technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility outside the city of Isfahan, 255 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran, in 2007.

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A technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility outside the city of Isfahan, 255 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran, in 2007.

Stuxnet Had Earlier, Potentially Explosive Version, Symantec Says

The developers behind Stuxnet, the computer worm that damaged an Iranian nuclear plant in 2010, began their work on the malware earlier than previously known and experimented with multiple attack techniques, according to new research by Symantec Corp. Stuxnet, which tampered...

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The control room at Exelon Corp.'s Limerick nuclear power generating station in Pennsylvania.

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The control room at Exelon Corp.'s Limerick nuclear power generating station in Pennsylvania.

Control-Systems Bugs Jump After Stuxnet Nuclear Plant Attack

Control systems are a dream for hackers and Hollywood script-writers. They run power plants, dams, train lines and traffic lights — and they’re becoming more vulnerable to attacks that can inflict spectacular, physical destruction. According to research released today by...

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The hacking of the New York Times illustrates the limitations of antivirus software sold by Symantec and others in catching attacks. It's a cat-and-mouse game where the mouse usually wins.

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The hacking of the New York Times illustrates the limitations of antivirus software sold by Symantec and others in catching attacks. It's a cat-and-mouse game where the mouse usually wins.

Symantec After New York Times Attack Says Antivirus Isn’t Enough

Symantec, the world’s biggest antivirus-software maker, built a $15 billion empire on the back of a technology that it acknowledges doesn’t work that well at all. The New York Times, a Symantec customer, reported today that its computer network was...

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Online research for personal medical issues may be a healthy practice.

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Online research for personal medical issues may be a healthy practice.

How Reliable Is Health Information Online? Pew Study Sheds Light

Looking up your health symptoms on the Internet can be a traumatizing experience. Some websites are riddled with incomplete or inaccurate guidance, leaving you feeling like death is around the corner. Meanwhile, drug companies pitch you with online ads for...

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Patrons use automated self service booths at the U.S. Postal Service in New York.

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Patrons use automated self service booths at the U.S. Postal Service in New York.

A National Digital ID, Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service?

  When China passed a new law two weeks ago requiring people to give their real names when signing up for Internet and phone service, it raised alarms over the surveillance implications for the world’s largest population of Web users....

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Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg introduced a video-calling feature to his site last year.

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Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg introduced a video-calling feature to his site last year.

Facebook Fixes Webcam Vulnerability After Receiving Tip

Facebook has patched a security vulnerability that would have allowed hackers to turn on users’ webcams without their knowledge and post the videos to their profiles. The bug was discovered in July by two computer-security researchers in India, according to...

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Those free Android apps you download may end up costing you more than you know.

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Those free Android apps you download may end up costing you more than you know.

Attack of the Android Zombies

(Corrected date when Cloudmark published its report.) A scourge of the personal computer has come to the smartphone. Anti-spam company Cloudmark said Dec. 16 that its researchers have spotted what they say is a first-of-its-kind “botnet” comprised of more than...

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Hackers are increasingly wiring money directly out of victims' online bank accounts - without ever typing a keystroke.

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Hackers are increasingly wiring money directly out of victims' online bank accounts - without ever typing a keystroke.

How Paper Bills Could Protect You From Cyber Theft

As a computer security reporter, I’m often asked for advice on how to avoid being hacked. I quickly rattle off three safeguards: 1) Use long phrases and symbols in passwords; 2) set up two Web browsers — or better yet, two computers...

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The U.S. government has vowed to fight efforts by Russia and China to empower the U.N. to regulate the Internet.

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The U.S. government has vowed to fight efforts by Russia and China to empower the U.N. to regulate the Internet.

U.S. vs. China, Russia in Battle for Control Over the Internet

This could be a crucial week for the future of the Internet and who controls it. At a conference in Dubai that ends on Friday, the United Nations could emerge with significant authority over key parts of the Internet. And as...

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An Australian medical center is fighting hackers who have encrypted patient records and demanded ransom.

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An Australian medical center is fighting hackers who have encrypted patient records and demanded ransom.

Hackers Hold Australian Medical Center’s Records for Ransom

An Australian medical center is facing the possibility that its patients’ electronic medical records may be locked away forever after hackers broke into its computer system and encrypted the files. The hackers who captured the Miami Family Medical Centre’s data...

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