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Larry Loeb

Principal, PBC Enterprises

Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He wrote for IBM's DeveloperWorks site for seven years and has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange.

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IBM Buys Into Digital Asset Holdings, a Blockchain Tech Company

IBM has made an investment in Digital Asset Holdings, a firm operating distributed ledger systems using blockchain technology.

New Cross-Platform Backdoors Go From Linux to Windows

Kaspersky Lab recently discovered cross-platform backdoors that connect Linux and Windows. Here's what you need to know about this vulnerability.

Tor: What Lies Beneath the Onion’s Skin

Many people have heard of Tor, or The Onion Router, but how many actually know the details of this privacy tool and how it came to be?

The ATM Card May Be Replaced by Smartphones

The traditional plastic ATM card may soon be replaced with smartphones, using near-field communications and other modern technologies.

Public Wi-Fi in NYC Goes Live

New York City has begun the rollout of its public Wi-Fi kiosks, but corporate users should be aware of potential security risks before connecting.

The Tor Project Raises $200K Through Crowdfunding

The Tor Project recently announced that it raised more than $200,000 from thousands of donors, enabling the company to launch new initiatives.

File Sharing Puts Enterprise Data at Risk, Report Says

The oversharing of enterprise data through shadow IT practices can lead to security issues regarding that information, including data leaks.

TeslaCrypt Ransomware: Not as Smart as It Thought

The ransomware TeslaCrypt was defeated by a community effort, but cybercriminals have fought back to create a version that can remain active.

ICS-CERT Reports Increase in FY2015 Infrastructure Attacks

The U.S. Industrial Control System Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) reported an increase in critical infrastructure incidents in FY2015.

Medical Devices Enter the Age of Cybersecurity

The FDA recently issued draft guidelines regarding the cybersecurity of medical devices. What does this mean for the health care industry?