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Security News This Week: Hackers Hit a Nuclear Plant

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News that a nuclear power plant has been the target of a cyber attack is deeply concerning, but you may have missed it, given all the headlines about election hacking this week.

And if you re feeling overwhelmed and confused by everything that s going on, an essay that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote 10 years ago helps to explain what the group may be trying to achieve during this election cycle.

In other news, the encrypted communication app Signal added disappearing messages, longtime security flaws still plague Internet of Things devices, and President Obama is thinking ahead to a not-so-distant future when a machine learning-trained artificial intelligence poses a significant cybersecurity threat.

And there s more: Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn t break or cover in depth but still deserve your attention.

As always, click on the headlines to read the full story in each link posted.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director Says Nuclear Power Plant Was Impacted by Malicious Hack

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