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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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Hackers Find Scores of Vulnerabilities in Marine Corps Websites

August 13, 2018 The Pentagon is opening a new front in its war on flaws and bugs in its websites. Over the weekend, about 100 hackers from around the world went to town on the Marine Corps’ public-facing sites, finding more than 75 security vulnerabilities in just a few hours, the Defense Digital...

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers

August 13, 2018 LAS VEGAS — The Russian military is inside hundreds of thousands of routers owned by Americans and others around the world, a top U.S. cybersecurity official said on Friday. The presence of Russian malware on the routers, first revealed in May, could enable the Kremlin to steal individuals' data or...

Flaw in Some Satellite Communication Terminals Can Expose U.S. Troops’ Location

August 9, 2018 LAS VEGAS — Some satellite communication terminals that the military uses in forward-deployed locations are highly vulnerable to a pervasive flaw, according to researchers with cybersecurity company IOActive. Company officials say they are already working with the Defense Department and the vendors that produce the buggy equipment. But because some...

Flaw in Some Satellite Communication Terminals Can Expose US Troops’ Location

August 8, 2018 LAS VEGAS — Some satellite communication terminals that the military uses in forward-deployed locations are highly vulnerable to a pervasive flaw, according to researchers with cybersecurity company IOActive. Company officials say they are already working with the Defense Department and the vendors that produce the buggy equipment. But because some...

The Future Airman is a Hacker

August 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Forget the flight suit. The ideal airman of the future has serious tech chops in programming, signals intelligence, or some other core technological capability and isn’t afraid to break things. The Air Force is looking to begin recruiting more intensively for these core competencies, in anticipation of the ways artificial...

The Future Airman is a Hacker

August 8, 2018 Forget the flight suit. The ideal airman of the future has serious tech chops in programming, signals intelligence, or some other core technological capability and isn’t afraid to break things. The Air Force is looking to begin recruiting more intensively for these core competencies, in anticipation of the ways artificial...

The Future Airman is a Hacker

August 7, 2018 Forget the flight suit. The ideal airman of the future has serious tech chops in programming, signals intelligence, or some other core technological capability and isn’t afraid to break things. The Air Force is looking to begin recruiting more intensively for these core competencies, in anticipation of the ways artificial...

Who’s Leading the Western Response to Russia’s Warbots? Estonia

August 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The small country of Estonia is leading the Western response to Russian ground robots. The tiny country of 1.3 million, known among tech enthusiasts for its innovative e-residency program and for hosting NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, last week announced a new initiative to bring ground robots to...

Who’s Leading the Western Response to Russia’s Warbots? Estonia

August 5, 2018 The small country of Estonia is leading the Western response to Russian ground robots. The tiny country of 1.3 million, known among tech enthusiasts for its innovative e-residency program and for hosting NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, last week announced a new initiative to bring ground robots to...

How Russian Hackers Amplified the Seth Rich Conspiracy Until it Reached Donald Trump and the CIA

August 2, 2018 #HisNameWasSethRich and, no, he did not leak stolen DNC info to Wikileaks. A new report shows how Russian military intelligence fueled a conspiracy around the unsolved 2016 murder of the Democratic National Committee staffer, fooling right-wing talk show hosts, journalists, former NSA and CIA officials — to the point that...