Researchers examine role of 'white hat' hackers in cyber warfare
From the Heartbleed bug that infected many popular websites and services, to the Target security breach that compromised 40 million credit cards, malicious hackers have proved to be detrimental to companies' ...
Reverse engineer creates Thunderstrike bootkit able to exploit vulnerability in OS X boot ROM
Attack on classical cryptography system raises security questions
Microsoft patches two-decade crack in Windows software
Microsoft issued an emergency patch for a dangerous flaw that has existed in Windows operating software for nearly two decades.
EU extends ban on deep-sea shark fishing
EU nations on Monday extended their ban on deep-sea shark fishing for the European fleet for at least another two years, with only Spain and Portugal voting against.
Hackers could trick way into Apple gadgets (Update)
Cybersecurity firm FireEye warned Monday that hackers could trick owners of Apple gadgets into installing applications that steal information.
NIST: Samsung Find My Mobile feature vulnerable
Biological sciences professor publishes pupfish research
Craig Stockwell, professor of biological sciences, has co-written a research article that evaluates the history of the Devil's Hole pupfish, which rapidly evolved following its isolation. The article published Sept. 17 in ...
'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.
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.
Pakistan releases smuggled turtles into the wild
Pakistani officials and environmentalists on Monday released some 200 rare turtles into the River Indus after the reptiles were retrieved from a southwestern Chinese town where they were seized by customs ...
Software catches vulnerabilities on websites before they're exploited
Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.
Better non-functional security tests for software
The integration of digital expert knowledge and automation of risk analyses can greatly improve software test procedures and make cloud computing more secure. This is shown by the latest results of a project ...
Study focuses on communities near polluted waterways
There's no such thing as a good place to have a natural disaster, nor has there ever been an appropriate site to release toxic pollutants. But scientists have long recognized that some areas can handle such catastrophes better ...