Spain smashes global 'zombie' computer network: police
Spanish police said on Wednesday they had arrested three men suspected of building the world's biggest network of virus-infected computers which hijacked more than 13 million PCs.
'Password' no longer the Internet's worst password
The number sequence "123456" has overtaken "password" as the most common worst password among Internet users, an online security firm says.
Spotify breach will require Android app upgrades
Spotify is requiring people listening to its popular music service on Android devices to install new software as a safeguard against a recent security breach.
Researchers use inkblots to improve security of online passwords
Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when, as so often occurs, lists of passwords get stolen ...
Nortel was penetrated by hackers for decade: report
Bankrupt Canadian telecom company Nortel was penetrated for at least a decade by hackers believed to have been operating from China, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Report: China hackers stole key Google program
(AP) -- Computer hackers stole a program that controlled access to most of Google Inc.'s services when they attacked the Internet company late last year, according to a report published late Monday.
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.
Geographical passwords worth their salt
It's much easier to remember a place you have visited than a long, complicated password, which is why computer scientist Ziyad Al-Salloum of ZSS-Research in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, is developing a system he calls geographical ...
Researchers test quantum encryption hacking risk
(Phys.org) —Quantum communication systems offer the promise of virtually unbreakable encryption. Unlike classical encryption, which is used to send secure data over networks today and whose security depends ...
Yahoo email account passwords stolen (Update 2)
Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.
Evernote hacked: 50 million passwords reset (Update)
Online note-taking service Evernote Corp. has been hacked and is resetting all its 50 million users' passwords as a precaution.
Source: Google to pay $7M to settle Wi-Fi case (Update)
Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle an investigation into the Internet search leader's collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks several years ago in neighborhoods ...