Apple issues security warning for iCloud
Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.
Samsung phones cleared for US government use
Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in ...
Serious security: Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution guards against the most general attacks
Russia used Windows flaw to spy for years: researchers
Hackers based in Russia used a flaw in Microsoft Windows to spy on NATO, European governments and other organizations as far back as 2009, security researchers said Tuesday.
Only 58 percent of votes cast on tamper-resistant systems counted
A Rice University study of tamper-resistant voting methods revealed that only 58 percent of ballots were successfully cast across three voting systems. The researchers concluded additional work is needed ...
Pentagon to unveil plan for dealing with climate change
At a meeting that brings together many of the world's foremost military leaders, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to reveal how the ongoing effects of global climate change pose an urgent risk to national security ...
More research needed to address synthetic biology security concerns
A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology. While the author doesn't think the field is ripe for exploitation by terrorists, it does highlight significant gaps ...
States and corporations grab for reins of the Internet
As the US steps back from overseeing the group entrusted to essentially run the Internet, states and corporations are grabbing for the reins.
Symantec says it will split into two companies
Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two.
Dairy Queen latest to suffer customer card hack
Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.
Google's Schmidt fears spying could 'break' Internet
Google's Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the Internet."
Court mulls secrecy of national security letters
A government lawyer argued Wednesday that national security efforts would be "hamstrung" if the FBI was barred from sending secretive demands for customer data—national security letters—to telecommunication companies, ...
Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.
Online voting not ready for worldwide roll-out, study says
Online voting has the potential to boost election participation around the world, but is not yet ready to be widely rolled out due to security risks, a study released Wednesday said.