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Rombertik malware wipes hard drives to prevent detection

Attempts to detect or analyze Rombertik trigger wiped hard drives and computer system destruction in response.

Internet censorship, kill switches violate human rights law, say UN experts

The group of experts said that forcing the shutdown of internet access can "never be justified" under international human rights laws.

Tech firms and privacy groups at odds over Patriot Act reform bill

The Freedom Act is seen by many as the last chance to get a bill through Congress reining in the NSA's vast dragnet. But some privacy groups say the effort doesn't go far enough.

Secret law is a 'direct threat' to Americans' privacy, says NSA whistleblower

The former NSA official turned whistleblower said, among other things, a greater threat exists to Americans' privacy than the controversial Patriot Act.

Zero Day Weekly: DHS certifies FireEye, Chrome password snafu, Kaspersky FREAK weakness

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 1, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.

NSA is so overwhelmed with data, it's no longer effective, says whistleblower

One of the agency's first whistleblowers says the NSA is taking in too much data for it to handle, which can have disastrous -- if not deadly -- consequences.

'Largest' denial-of-service attack hit Asian datacenter this year

Traffic hit upwards of 334Gbps, which accounts for tens of thousands of connections.

As deadline nears, Congress introduces new bills to end bulk NSA surveillance

The new bill lands with just over a month before the Patriot Act sunsets.

SendGrid confirms hack, issues mass password reset

The emailing service confirmed it anticipates many more users could be affected than first thought after an employee account was accessed.

Millions of WordPress sites at risk of hijack after zero-day released

Security researchers released a proof-of-concept exploit after WordPress allegedly "refused" to respond, let alone fix the problem.

After Aaron's Law reintroduced, new counter-bill aims to crack down on hackers

When you don't differentiate between good and bad hackers, you have a problem.

Zero Day Weekly: iOS Wi-Fi DoS, Aaron's Law, active Magento attacks, and more

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending April 24, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.

The DHS brings its infantile, cyber-fantasy world to RSA 2015

OPINION: In his RSA 2015 keynote on national cybersecurity threats, Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson told an audience of cybsersecurity experts something so wildly impossible, it almost went unnoticed.

Silicon Valley's privacy efforts must be working, because our governments are freaking out

Just because tech firms want to restore the balance of overly-intrusive surveillance doesn't mean they're automatically letting the terrorists win.

FBI: Law enforcement now a target for hacktivists

The FBI is warning police and law enforcement officials to be on guard, amid threats by hacktivists to leak their personal information.

RSA 2015 Expo: Best in Show

The first day of RSA 2015's exhibitor show floor was packed with booths and oodles of creative, sometimes bizarre, gimmicks to attract attention. These stand out from the rest.

Texas aims to limit controversial "stingray" phone-tracking tech

Because it's considered a matter of "national security," many won't talk about the controversial phone-tracking technology. Texas doesn't care about that and wants due process to come first.

BT to start hacking connected cars, as cyberattack risks increase

The UK phone and telecoms giant's new "ethical hacking" service aims to fix security vulnerabilities in cars long before they roll off the production line.

Where did Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins go?

A new report alleges that the missing cache of bitcoins was long gone before Mt. Gox's demise in 2014.

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