Tempe web entrepreneur exposes another alarming Amazon vulnerability

Over the summer Wired magazine writer Mat Honan related his nightmare of costly identity theft through vulnerabilities in the way his Amazon, iCloud and Google accounts interacted. Now it is Chris Cardinal, an executive at Tempe-based web development firm Synapse Studios, who is sounding the alarm about a kind of fraud made possible by Amazon […]

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Two-factor authentication is not an option anymore — it’s a vital tool for online security

I experimented with two-factor authentication last year. It drove me bonkers. I couldn’t turn it off fast enough. Then I, like many, read this week of Wired magazine writer Mat Honan’s recent nightmare, dealing with a cascade of compromised accounts from Amazon to iCloud to Gmail, all in a successful play for his desirable three-character Twitter handle.

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Future engineers connect with peers across the world in Rube Goldberg exercise

What happens when students in the summer camp at ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation learning about engineering design construct a Rube Goldberg machine — and connect it with similar contraptions in Trinidad and at Purdue via Internet video conferencing? Observe: Among the campers, you may have noticed Schuyler St. Leger, the Arizona boy who […]

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Hackers claim ‘third knockout blow against Arizona law enforcement’

Here we go again. A third dump of data stolen by political activists hacking into Arizona law enforcement officials’ computers was released Thursday night. And now they’re just toying with officers, claiming to have been reading the emails of the state Fraternal Order of Police director even as he was discussing previous cyberattacks on the […]

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Arizona state police files compromised again

Seriously? This is getting embarrassing. Not even a week after the Arizona Department of Public Safety suffered a serious cyberattack that resulted in the online publication of sensitive case files and officer’s phone numbers, home addresses and ridiculously simple passwords, Gizmodo reports that the agency has been hit again. This time, the hackers in the […]

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Is Mesa the perfect new home for Heatsync Labs?

Heatsync Labs, the nonprofit tech innovation “hackerspace” at Chandler’s Gangplank, has outgrown its current home and is looking for a new one. At least part of that search is using Mesa’s new social networking iMesa initiative to feel out a possible move to that city’s downtown area. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith recently launched the program, […]

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