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Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
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China Is Still Stealing America’s Business Secrets, U.S. Officials Say

July 27, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property remains a “critical” threat, with perpetrators who have adapted to evade the structures of a 3-year-old ban on such hacking, according to a top-secret report intelligence officials sent to Congress this week. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In 2015, the U.S....

China Is Still Stealing America’s Business Secrets, US Officials Say

July 26, 2018 The Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property remains a “critical” threat, with perpetrators who have adapted to evade the strictures of a three-year-old ban on such hacking, according to a top-secret report intelligence officials sent j to Congress this week.. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In 2015, the...

Computers Have Found a Better Way to Spot Emailed Malware, Researchers Say

July 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Look out, McAfee; the next big cybersecurity software could be coming out of Israel. A group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University has published a new method for detecting malicious emails that they say outperforms 60 top-selling anti-virus programs. Most anti-virus engines examine specific parts of email, such as attached files,...

This Stealthy Drone May Be The Future of Russian Fighter Jets

July 23, 2018 A massive, 22-ton armed drone to be flight-tested later this year will be the model for Russia’s sixth-generation fighter jet, according to state media. Dubbed Okhotnik, or Hunter, the strike-and-reconnaissance drone — roughly the size of a U.S. Air Force F-15 — is designed to have a top speed of...

Computers Have Found a Better Way to Spot Emailed Malware, Researchers Say

July 23, 2018 Look out, McAfee; the next big cybersecurity software could be coming out of Israel. A group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University has published a new method for detecting malicious emails that they say outperforms 60 top-selling anti-virus programs. Most anti-virus engines examine specific parts of email, such as attached files,...

Chinese Hackers Targeted Internet-of-Things During Trump-Putin Summit

July 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Four days before U.S. and Russian leaders met in Helsinki, hackers from China launched a wave of brute-force attacks on internet-connected devices in Finland, seeking to gain control of gear that could collect audio or visual intelligence, a new report says. Traffic aimed at remote command-and-control features for Finnish internet-connected...

Chinese Hackers Targeted Internet-of-Things During Trump-Putin Summit

July 19, 2018 Four days before U.S. and Russian leaders met in Helsinki, hackers from China launched a wave of brute-force attacks on internet-connected devices in Finland, seeking to gain control of gear that could collect audio or visual intelligence, a new report says. Traffic aimed at remote command-and-control features for Finnish internet-connected...

Chinese Hackers Targeted Internet-of-Things in Finland During Trump-Putin Summit

July 19, 2018 Four days before U.S. and Russian leaders met in Helsinki, hackers from China launched a wave of brute-force attacks on internet-connected devices in Finland, seeking to gain control of gear that could collect audio or visual intelligence, a new report says. Traffic aimed at remote command-and-control features for Finnish internet-connected...

DARPA Plans Bugbot ‘Olympics’ to Foster Breakthrough in Tiny Machines

July 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Swarms of micro-robots have been a staple of science fiction since Stanisław Lem’s classic 1964 evolutionary tale The Invincible. The U.S. military has been studying “insect cyborgs”since 2006, but has struggled to build tiny machines that can do useful things without a power cord. On Tuesday, the Defense Advanced Research...

After Secret Trump Meeting, Russia Offers to Resume Military Relations

July 19, 2018 Russia is all set to warm up military-to-military relations with the United States, pursuant to the agreement reached Monday between the countries’ presidents. That’s what a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday — surprising officials at the Pentagon, who were still waiting to hear what came out of the...