Researchers crack unassailable encryption algorithm in two hours
(Phys.org) —A protocol based on "discrete logarithms", deemed as one of the candidates for the Internet's future security systems, was decrypted by EPFL researchers. Allegedly tamper-proof, it could only ...
Phone snooping via gyroscope to be detailed at Usenix
An old mathematical puzzle soon to be unraveled?
(Phys.org) —It is one the oldest mathematical problems in the world. Several centuries ago, the twin primes conjecture was formulated. As its name indicates, this hypothesis, which many science historians ...
Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft
Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers' credit and debit cards.
Hackers steal data from 2.9mn Adobe customers
Software titan Adobe Systems warned that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.
Cybercriminals entrenched in 'Dark Web', researchers says
Cybercriminals are settling into a comfortable place in the "Dark Web" where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery.
Kickstarter says hackers got customer data (Update)
Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.
Cards with microchips could become more common
The "chip" is coming. Amid relentless revelations of cyberthieves stealing our credit card and other personal data, there's a renewed push to fortify the plastic cards sitting in millions of Americans' wallets.
NSA denies exploiting 'Heartbleed' vulnerability
The US National Security Agency on Friday denied a report claiming it was aware of and even exploited the "Heartbleed" online security flaw to gather critical intelligence.
Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems
It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
Massive breach at eBay, which urges password change (Update 2)
US online giant eBay said Wednesday cyberattackers broke into its database containing customer passwords and other personal data in what could be one of the biggest breaches of its kind.
NSA scoops up millions of text messages a day, report says (Update)
The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million mobile phone text messages a day from around the world, a report said Thursday, in the latest revelations from the Edward Snowden files.
App firm say it may be source of Apple breach
A digital publisher said Monday it was likely the source of a data breach which resulted in the leak of personal data from as many as 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users.
Son of Russian lawmaker faces new hacking charges
A Russian national arrested this year by US officials was indicted on additional hacking charges, alleging he led a scheme to steal some two million credit card numbers, officials said.