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Stephen Cobb
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A genetic mutation that may have helped the ancient Irish survive a low iron diet and the blood losses of motherhood and battle now poses a health risk to more Americans than you might think.

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Americans face stiff penalties if they refuse to share their genetic data with their employers according to H.R. 1313, which is moving through congress right now. That is probably not going to improve the nation's health and may hurt those with potentially deadly genetic conditions like hemochromatosis.

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Toy shopping this weekend? Read this first. (When toys leak millions of private messages onto the internet, it's not just a worry for parents - companies and investors should be worried about public confidence in the IoT - it's not like nobody predicted this.)

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I just published my MSc dissertation. At 68 pages it's not a quick read, but I think some folks in cybersecurity will find the research in this quite helpful.

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How a simple phrase went viral and exposed the IoT's potential for unexpected consequences.

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It seems jackware may be getting here quicker than I predicted. File under "sad but true" and maybe reconsider IoT investments. The victim in this case is responding by going old school.

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There's some good news here - the devices can be patched remotely (yes, I know remote patching is an attack vector, but...). Also, good comments from fellow ESET researcher Lysa Myers.

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My ESET colleague Aryeh Goretsky, a multiple MVP who knows more about Windows than anyone else I know, looks at the security and privacy changes in Windows 10 Anniversary update.

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