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Jun 15, 2014

Three Massachusetts Democrats to compete in gubernatorial primary

Boston, June 14 (Reuters) – Massachusetts Democrats
nominated state Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer
Steven Grossman and former U.S. health care official Donald
Berwick to run against each other in the state’s September
primary for the governor’s race.

The winner will run against a Republican in November to
succeed Democrat Deval Patrick, who is stepping down after two
terms running the liberal-leaning state.

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Jun 6, 2014

After ‘Godzilla Attack!’ U.S. warns about traffic-sign hackers

BOSTON, June 6 (Reuters) – After hackers played several
high-profile pranks with traffic signs, including warning San
Francisco drivers of a Godzilla attack, the U.S. government
advised operators of electronic highway signs to take “defensive
measures” to tighten security.

Last month, signs on San Francisco’s Van Ness Ave were
photographed flashing “Godzilla Attack! Turn Back” and highway
signs across North Carolina were tampered with last week to read
“Hack by Sun Hacker.”

Jun 5, 2014

New bugs found in software that caused “Heartbleed” cyber threat

BOSTON, June 5 (Reuters) – Security researchers have
uncovered new bugs in the Web encryption software that caused
the pernicious “Heartbleed” Internet threat that surfaced in

Experts said the newly discovered vulnerabilities in
OpenSSL, which could allow hackers to spy on communications, do
not appear to be as serious a threat as “Heartbleed.”

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      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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