NDSU Students Put Cybersecurity Skills to the Test

they hacked smoke detectors, coffee machines and drones

FARGO, ND —┬áNDSU students are testing their cybersecurity skills by hacking into all kinds of technical equipment. Some of what they were able to get into may surprise you. Hacking something like a household smoke detector may not be as difficult as you might think. “I was honestly surprised at how easy it was. I definitely thought it would’ve been…

BBB Advises How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cyber Attacks

More than 60 percent of americans have already been hacked this year

FARGO, N.D. —┬áSensitive information belonging to millions of Americans was hacked in the Equifax breach earlier this year. But why are so many people vulnerable? Even people who work in cyber security are at risk of being hacked. “I teach this all day long and yet I was still hacked, so I might have made a purchase at a coffee…

Sen. Al Franken on Equifax Breach: “This is Sleezy”

Earlier this month, Franken introduced a bill that would help protect consumers whose personal data has been leaked by the hack

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In other words, this was like, ‘here, look up to see if you, you’re information was stolen and protect yourself, oh and by the way, if we’re the, if you’re one of these 143 million people you can’t sue us,’” Sen. Al Franken said during a press conference. “This is sleezy.” The Minnesota senator is talking about…