UK plans new cyber force to boost strike ability
Britain's defense secretary says it is recruiting hundreds of experts for a new cyber force designed to protect the nation's vital data—and stage cyberattacks if necessary.
Skepticism as NKorea shows home-grown smartphone
North Korea's announcement that it is mass producing a home-grown smartphone has been met with skepticism in the tech industry in South Korea and abroad.
China, US to discuss cybersecurity at forum
China is ready to discuss strengthening cybersecurity with U.S. officials at a high-level forum next week and wants Washington to help settle territorial disputes in East Asia, officials said Friday.
Britain waives fitness test for cybersoldiers
Flabby keyboard jockeys, stringy coders, and out-of-shape hackers: The British military wants you.
'Password fatigue' haunts Internet masses
Looking for a safe password? You can give HQbgbiZVu9AWcqoSZ mChwgtMYTrM7HE3ObVWGepMe OsJf4iHMyNXMT1BrySA4d7 a try. Good luck memorizing it.
Cyberattacks on the rise as credit, debit card numbers become commodities
It's a sad fact of modern American consumer life. Every time we swipe a piece of plastic at a gas station, grocery store or anywhere else, we're vulnerable to virtual pickpockets. Increasingly, credit and debit card numbers ...
Major study assesses sea level changes due to ice sheet losses
(Phys.org) —Improved satellite measurements and computer simulations of ice sheets are creating a more accurate picture of the current and future rise in global sea level, according to an international ...
Communities advance when computers speak their language
Citizens in remote rural areas in 11 Asian countries are leaping over language barriers and into the Internet age. They may now access government services online, and submit college applications without making ...
Cyber attack targets Dutch government websites
Dutch government websites were paralysed for several hours overnight after a mass cyber attack which targeted several ministerial sites, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
US power grid costs rise, but service slips
America's power grid is like an old car. It gets the job done, even if its performance is slipping. But the repair bills go up every year and experts say only a major overhaul will reverse its decline.
Report: Stuxnet cyberweapon older than believed (Update)
The sophisticated cyberweapon which targeted an Iranian nuclear plant is older than previously believed, an anti-virus company said Tuesday, peeling back another layer of mystery on a series of attacks attributed by many ...
Commercial cyberspying, theft promise rich payoff (Update 2)
For state-backed cyberspies such as a Chinese military unit implicated by a U.S. security firm in a computer crime wave, hacking foreign companies can produce high-value secrets ranging from details on oil ...
NY Times says Chinese hacked paper's computers (Update)
Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated The New York Times' computer systems over the past four months, stealing reporters' passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of a top ...
Assange: WikiLeaks film script leaked to WikiLeaks
If you're making a movie about WikiLeaks, this is the kind of thing you probably see coming.