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The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?

The FBI’s latest cybersecurity moves bring the government into new territory – inside privately owned computers. AP Photo/Cliff Owen Scott Shackelford, Indiana University The FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software. It’s part of a government effort to contain the continuing

Technology

Hacked networks will need to be burned ‘down to the ground’

It’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of the U.S. government networks they have been quietly rifling through since as far back as March in Washington’s worst cyberespionage failure on record. Experts say there simply are not enough skilled threat-hunting teams to duly identify all the government

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