Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks? (Update)
Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used ...
US tops information requests in latest Yahoo report
A Yahoo transparency report released Thursday showed that the United States topped the list of countries demanding information about users in the first half of this year.
'Bash' computer bug could hit millions (Update)
The US government and technology experts warned Thursday of a vulnerability in some computer-operating systems, including Apple's Mac OS, which could allow widespread and serious attacks by hackers.
After all these hacks, tech firms could do more – but better security starts with you
After various celebrities' accounts on Apple's iCloud servers were hacked, the company has made a point of addressing these issues. It has made new claims for the security of iOS 8, the firm's latest pho ...
Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability.
A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones
China blocks 'privacy' search engine DuckDuckGo
China has begun blocking the privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo, which avoids storing user data or tracking online activity, according to the company and security researchers.
Plant variants point the way to improved biofuel production
Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists in the UK and France.
New ZEBRA bracelet strengthens computer security
In a big step for securing critical information systems, such as medical records in clinical settings, Dartmouth College researchers have created a new approach to computer security that authenticates users ...
When does Google hand over your data to governments?
Governments around the world want to know a lot about who we are and what we're doing online and they want communications companies to help them find it. We don't know a lot about when companies hand over ...
Google to boost Android encryption, joining Apple (Update)
Google and Apple on Thursday said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys.
New study uncovers factors in students' reporting of weapons at school
As a result of outbreaks of violence in the nation's schools, concerns have grown about school safety and the overall well-being of students.
Apple's new encryption to lock out government (Update)
Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.
Car hacking: The security threat facing our vehicles
The car of the future will be safer, smarter and offer greater high-tech gadgets, but be warned without improved security the risk of car hacking is real, according to a QUT road safety expert.