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Archived Since:February 3, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Guardian reveals identity of NSA whistleblower

Meet Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower and former technical assistant for the CIA.

Boundless Informant: US gov't collects 100 billion surveillance records a month

Meet the U.S. National Security Agency's global intelligence tracking tool, "Boundless Informant," the latest secretive system leaked by a London newspaper.

Ask a hacker: Top four anti-surveillance apps

After a week of leaks of NSA citizen surveillance and Internet company denials, Violet Blue reports which mobile apps are best for privacy.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to fix one critical Internet Explorer flaw

In June's coming Patch Tuesday, the software giant has only one "critical" flaw up its sleeve, with the remaining four rated "important."

NSA 'top secret' spying order affects millions of Americans: FAQ

The U.S. government is vacuuming up millions of Verizon customer records on a daily basis, according to a leaked "top secret" court order. Here's everything you need to know.

Microsoft, FBI crack cybercrime ring

The Redmond giant says it has successfully disrupted a harmful network of botnets.

Verizon records vacuumed up by NSA under 'top secret' Patriot Act order

The U.S. government has collected millions of Verizon customers' details, including phone call and location-based data, under a top secret order that was leaked to a London newspaper.

Symantec report: Mistakes cause most security breaches -- not hackers

Before heaping all of the blame on cyber criminal methods, perhaps we should all step back and take some responsibility for security failures too.

BSkyB shares threat data with competition after falling foul of the SEA

After being targeted by the Syrian Electronic Army, BSkyB has began working with other firms to try and improve cybersecurity defenses.

NetTraveler espionage campaign infiltrates high-profile targets worldwide

An investigation into a worldwide cyberespionage campaign has resulted in damning evidence against NetTraveler.

NATO agrees to boost cyber defenses, argues over how

The organization has butted heads on just how far it should go to protect the smallest allies.

US Cyber Commander proposes radical changes to combat cybercrime

The cybercrime environment is only "going to get worse," and so the military and intelligence communities should join forces, says the the U.S. Cyber Commander.

McAfee: Hackers increasingly targeting Android devices

Google's mobile platform remains in the crosshairs of hackers, warns McAfee. Some variants surged by more than 30 percent in the first quarter alone.

Oracle outlines steps to improve Java home, enterprise security

Following high-profile hacks and breaches at major technology companies, including Apple and Facebook, the Java maker is knuckling down on the Web plug-in's security.

Google fails to strike down FBI's 'unconstitutional' secret gagging orders

The Patriot Act helped to strengthen and expand the use of unwarranted, wide-ranging and secret "gagging orders," but the search giant failed to have these letters modified or nullified.

DOJ may have to release U.S. secret court docs on domestic spying capability

The U.S. Justice Dept. may have to release a secret court opinion that determines when a U.S. resident is spied upon by the federal government.

Chinese hackers expose US weapon designs: report

A confidential report states that hackers originating from China have been able to breach systems containing American weapon designs.

US utilities under daily, constant cyberattacks: report

A new report claims that a number of U.S.-based utilities are fending off cyberattacks on a daily basis.

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