One of America's most respected security researchers discloses that the U.S. Government's data security practices are shockingly negligent. This is what CISPA supporters don't want us to know.
Apple has confirmed that it keeps Siri-related data for up to two years after the information is anonymized. read more
A member of the LulzSec group has been given a year behind bars after pleading guilty to breaching Sony's servers.
The controversial cybersecurity bill has passed the U.S. House and is now on its way to the Senate chamber. Privacy groups believe this tramples on the Fourth Amendment.
Michigan State researchers have concluded that Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street - and even encourage them to participate. read more
Most of the time, if an applicant lies when trying to land a job, it’s relatively risk-free: “My biggest weakness is that I care too much.” “I graduated from Cornell with honors!” When interviewing a nanny, however, a little lie or equivocation could have dire consequences for your kids. Show More Summary
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act passed in the House of Representatives Thursday despite growing opposition to the bill, a measure designed to allow data about digital threats to be shared between the government and the private sector, but which opponents say could circumvent protections [...]
Researchers at the University of California, Davis have determined that popular texting, messaging and microblog apps developed for the Android smartphone are hobbled by security flaws that could expose private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted. read more
Kim Dotcom, who I profile in the latest issue of the magazine, is a born entrepreneur. In fact, he’s launched so many money making ventures in his 39 years that not all of them fit into our print edition. But one, at least, was controversial enough among Dotcom’s one-time hacker peers that it deserves its [...]
The FBI and the movie studios executed his last company. But his new startup--with 3 million users in less than three months--won't be so easy to kill.
An amendment to CISPA failed to pass. This now means major tech and Web companies will be disallowed under law to promise to protect your privacy.
The Obama administration has, like last time, issued another stark warning to the U.S. House currently preparing to vote on a regurgitated cybersecurity bill. If it passes the President's desk, he's not going to sign it.
As the cybersecurity bill CISPA crawls out of its grave, the White House is threatening to kick it back in again. On Tuesday afternoon the Obama Administration issued a public statement that it will veto the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if it reaches the president’s desk in its current form, citing a [...]
The software technology giant will release today fixes for "hundreds" of its products, including Java, that led to high profile corporate hacking earlier this year.
As the crypto-currency Bitcoin has skyrocketed in value over the last weeks and then fallen even faster, it’s produced plenty of excitement and heartache for investors. But at least one Bitcoin enthusiast has been nonplussed by Bitcoin’s volatility: the entrepreneur who goes by the name the Dread Pirate Roberts, founder of the black market site [...]
Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat report suggests that SMBs remain an attractive target for those trying to steal intellectual property.
From the silly to the serious to the fascinating, there were a number of great security-related news stories this past week. Hear about an ironic foiled robbery attempt, get a package’s perspective, and more. Brooklyn Residents Are Human...Show More Summary
An industry group representing ISPs in Europe warns that technical measures such as website blocking are "possibly repressive" and would not effectively combat piracy.
A massive botnet of tens of thousands of machines is attempting to hack in to weak password protected "admin" accounts of the popular blogging platform.