Security event to learn about side-channel attacks on PCs
Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks
The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally ...
US spying revelations bring German encryption boom (Update)
Revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies ...
Russian hackers stole 1.2 bn passwords (Update)
Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion Internet credentials from major US companies and others around the world in what is likely the biggest data breach ever, security researchers said Tuesday.
Presenter to talk about hacking passenger jet equipment
BitTorrent unveils NSA-proof online calling and messaging software
BitTorrent Inc., the San Francisco company behind the most popular technology for sharing files online, is branching out into a new arena: snoop-proof calling and texting.
Canada says China hacked its science agency computers
Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which partners with thousands of Canadians firms each year to roll out new technologies.
Connected devices have huge security holes
The surge of Web-connected devices—TVs, refrigerators, thermostats, door locks and more—has opened up huge opportunities for cyberattacks because of weak security, researchers said Tuesday.
Share button may share your browsing history, too
One in 18 of the world's top 100,000 websites track users without their consent using a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in 'share' buttons. A new study by researchers at KU Leuven ...
US Army intelligence system pulled from key test (Update)
U.S. Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
We need new laws to govern cyberwarfare
President Bush is reported to have said: "When I take action, I'm not going to fire a US$2m missile at a US$10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive." As the quote suggests, when ...
UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
Community Health details attack on patient records
Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.
Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents
The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring ...