Security Trends: Archive: October 2016 

Hacking the Presidential Election: Can It Happen?

Hackers can leverage lots of technical vulnerabilities to affect election results. But a coordinated attack would be tough, due to voting systems' fragmented nature.

Startup Spotlight: Sift Science's Fraud Prevention Platform

Startup Sift Science wants to take fraud prevention to the next level with its platform powered by machine learning.

Point-of-Sale Security Still a Big Problem

Despite growing EMV adoption, hackers still see point-of-sale (POS) systems as low-hanging fruit.

Can Feds Compromise on Data Privacy?

As hawkish U.S. legislators seek to weaken encryption, a bill up for consideration welcomes private-sector interests to the table for a "dialogue." But is it a trap?