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How will the #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronapocolypse impact the future of how we do life?

When has society ever moved forward, technologically speaking, and then gone back to the old ways of doing things? Think about the long term impact all of these closings and remote work / school / etc are going to have on our society. Many companies have had long-term plans to implement these things but now … Continue reading How will the #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronapocolypse impact the future of how we do life?

Why is the FBI Warning About Smart TVs?

Why is the FBI warning about smart TV cybersecurity? Because a smart TV is a computer -- it is just built into a really large monitor -- and it should be secured like a computer because hackers can hack it just like any other computer. (See FBI Warning)Listen to Shawn Tuma discuss this issue on … Continue reading Why is the FBI Warning About Smart TVs?

Scientists warn brain implants can be hacked and used to control people (and you thought I was kidding?)

Back in early 2012, I wrote a blog post about whether hacking a human would violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Shortly after publishing it, I received a call from a guy in Austin who said: "dude, someone finally gets it, I need your help!" ... I responded that I was a lawyer, … Continue reading Scientists warn brain implants can be hacked and used to control people (and you thought I was kidding?)

Y2K18? Are #Spectre and #Meltdown the Y2K Apocalypse, Eighteen Years Late?

Hear Shawn Tuma interviewed on News Radio 570 KLIF - Experts: Update Settings and Download Updates to Protect from “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CLICK HERE if you are impatient and only want to know what you should do ASAP to protect against Spectre and Meltdown With Y2K we had a warning. So much of a warning that … Continue reading Y2K18? Are #Spectre and #Meltdown the Y2K Apocalypse, Eighteen Years Late?

IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 proposed by Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

On August 1, 2017, the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus introduced the "Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017," bi-partisan legislation focused on establishing minimum security requirements for the federal procurement of Internet connected devices (#IoT). The legislation is directed at vendors who supply IoT devices to the federal government. It requires that such products are … Continue reading IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 proposed by Senate Cybersecurity Caucus