Security

Ferguson police deny Anonymous' ID of alleged shooter

Ferguson police say the man Anonymous identified as the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is not the shooter.  More

'Smart credit card' terminals can be hacked too

Those chip-enabled smart cards are no good if the terminal can be easily hacked into stealing your data.  More

Photos could replace passwords

An Australian teen entrepreneur asks: What if your password were a picture instead of letters and numbers?  More

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian hackers have amassed a trove of 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords. Here's what you need to do to protect yourself.  More

Russian criminals steal 1.2 billion passwords

Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords, amassing what could be the largest collection of stolen digital credentials in history, a respected security firm said Tuesday.  More

Stop sharing USB Flash drives now

USB-connected devices have a fatal flaw. Say no to strangers' flash drives -- and smartphones too.  More

Today's cars are hackable, posing a threat to you

A new report shows that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius are the most 'hackable' cars on the road.  More

Iron Dome makers got hacked, says cybersecurity firm

Three companies that built Iron Dome, Israel's missile defense system, were hacked in 2012.  More

Your personal information just isn't safe

Target hack victims were directed to Experian for protection. But that company has leaked your data too.  More

ECB hacked: 20,000 e-mail addresses stolen

Hackers have broken into a database at the European Central Bank, stealing 20,000 e-mail addresses and other contact information. The bank said its market data was not affected.  More

Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

Ladar Levison, the guy behind Lavabit, is launching Dark Mail to encrypt emails so the NSA doesn't even know who's talking.  More

Snowden asks hackers to protect whistleblowers

Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden teamed up to make this plea to hackers: Develop better tools that allows future insiders to secretly expose wrongdoing.  More

Cybersecurity startups to bank $788 million

On track to invest nearly $800 million in early stage startups, investors see innovative small businesses as key to cyber crime protection.  More

Russian hackers placed 'digital bomb' in Nasdaq - report

Nasdaq was the target of hackers who left a 'digital bomb' in 2010. It didn't go off. But it could have halted trading and cost billions.  More

Here's Google's plan to rid the world of cyberattacks

The Internet is full of bugs, and Google just launched a superhero team to kill 'em all.  More

IBM to start selling Apple iPhones and iPads

Apple and IBM are partnering up. Expect iPhones and iPads with IBM-made apps for business clients.  More

FBI sends agents to Holocaust museum

There's unwarranted, mass U.S. government surveillance. But the FBI uses the Holocaust Museum as a gut check to keep the power from getting to their heads.  More

Secret propaganda: British spies can manipulate polls

Say hello to the government's secret propaganda tools. British spies can manipulate online polls or trick the world into thinking a video or web page is going viral.  More

China targets Apple for location-tracking apps

Chinese state media issues an overblown report slamming Apple for devices that -- surprise -- tracking your location.  More

Chinese hackers broke into U.S. federal employee network

Hackers from China sought information on government employees, including which personnel have security clearances.  More

The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you

Watch out for ransomware. It's a type of computer virus that locks away your files and extorts you for money.  More

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

New software can take video recorded on Google Glass to steal passwords.  More

Americans' baby photos and resumes among NSA spy haul

New disclosures based on documents Edward Snowden gave to The Washington Post show just how easy it is for Americans' private conversations to be swept into the spy agency's traps.  More

Russia attacks U.S. oil and gas companies in massive hack

Russian hacker spies are attacking energy companies. It's the latest sign the Cold War has gone cyber.  More

Secret message app Wickr moves to Wall Street

Wickr is a messaging app that offers ultimate secrecy via self-destructing messages and military-grade encryption. Now Wickr wants to be the backbone of every market trade in the world.  More

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

Mary Galligan knows cybersecurity better than anyone. She led the FBI's cyber team in New York and helped catch notorious hackers. Here's her privacy advice.  More

Why I put World of Warcraft on my resume

Meet Stephen Gillett: A level 70 Paladin who also has been the CIO of Starbucks and is now COO of Symantec. World of Warcraft helped him get the Starbucks job.  More

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

It's been one year since Comcast started its monster project to blanket the entire nation with continuous Wi-Fi coverage. Imagine waves of wireless Internet emitting from every home.  More

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

Security researchers created 'Stalker,' a tool that's like looking at a social network page full of your Web secrets.  More

P.F. Chang's confirms credit data was stolen

P.F. Chang's says it is manually processing credit cards after acknowledging that credit and debit data was stolen at some restaurants,  More

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked

Protect yourself against hackers and unwanted surveillance with these basic steps.  More

Why you'll keep getting hacked

Hacked companies have exposed the personal details of 110 million Americans -- that's half of the nation's adults. Here's why it keeps happening.  More

Feds to auction $17.4 million in bitcoin from Silk Road

The U.S. government is about to put $17.4 million in bitcoin on the auction block.  More

Meet the guy who just broke TweetDeck

TweetDeck was hacked on Wednesday by a worm that hijacked people's accounts. But it's all because an Austrian boy was playing with hearts. ♥  More

Microsoft fights warrant in drug cartel case

Microsoft is fighting a government search warrant seeking customer emails stored abroad in a case that could have far-reaching legal implications.  More

Talking cars: the next hacking target

Here's why Internet talking cars -- the federal government overhaul hailed as "the greatest safety program" -- will actually allow hackers access to your steering, acceleration and brakes too.  More

Second Chinese military unit linked to cyber espionage

Security researchers have accused a second Chinese military unit of carrying out cyber espionage attacks against foreign corporations.  More

Heartbleed Part 2: The handshake bug

There's yet another problem with OpenSSL, the safety feature guarding our private Web communication. It's targets the handshake between your computer and a website.  More

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Government spies can't really bring your phone back to life without ever touching it. But they can make your phone play dead.  More

Get ready for car software updates

When our cars become smartphones on wheels, expect software updates. And with that, a car that improves over time.  More

Google testing super-secure email

End-to-End encryption will soon be available Google Chrome, and it's the best encryption available.  More

Apple's HomeKit isn't hack-proof

HomeKit might actually usher in the future connected home. It's more convenient. And in some ways, it's safer too.  More

U.S. takes out computer malware that stole millions

Authorities say they have disrupted two sophisticated types of computer malware used to steal millions of dollars from people all over the world.  More

Your car is a giant computer - and it can be hacked

It was once the stuff of sci-fi. But in a few years, cars will be susceptible to hacking by someone on the other side of the world.  More

Half of American adults hacked this year

2014 is quickly becoming the year of the hack. Get used to it. Massive data breaches are becoming a monthly occurrence.  More

How celebrity hacker 'Sabu' helped feds thwart 300 cyber-attacks

The celebrity hacker "Sabu" helped the FBI imprison his friends and stop more than 300 cyber-attacks in the three years since he betrayed several major hacking groups.  More

NBC to air Edward Snowden interview

Brian Williams' one-hour interview will air at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28.  More

Why hasn't eBay emailed about the attack?

It's been more than 24 hours since eBay announced it was hacked. Why hasn't it emailed customers to let them know?  More

'I made Obama's BlackBerry'

Dickie George, a former NSA technical director, says he developed Obama's BlackBerry and the 'red phone.'  More

Hackers can 'un-brick' stolen iPhones

Hackers have found an unconventional -- and questionable -- way to unbrick locked Apple devices.  More

Major eBay hack; all passwords to be reset

Hackers now have eBay users' names, passwords, emails, physical addresses and more.  More

China's long history of spying on business

China denies U.S. claims that it steals secrets from American companies but experts say espionage has long been part of the country's economic strategy.  More

What were China's hacker spies after?

Chinese hackers were after nuclear power plant blueprints, business plans and trade secrets.  More

Inside FBI's massive cybercrime bust

From a command center in lower Manhattan, the FBI helps execute a global sweep of cyber perps who used the notorious Blackshades software to steal passwords and spy on innocents.  More

What you really agree to when you click 'accept'

Most websites and apps have a "privacy policy." But it's not. They just describe how companies collect and sell your data. And most don't even do that job well.  More

How the rich protect their online identity

For some wealthy people, protecting themselves online means shelling out as much as $300,000 for high-end reputation defenders.  More

JetBlue's weird password rule: No Q or Z

The quirky reason behind JetBlue's puzzling password rule.  More

WSJ Twitter account hacked

The Wall Street Journal was just hijacked and used to poke fun at an American security expert.  More

Snapchat settles FTC charges for lying about privacy

Snapchat wasn't as secure as it promised, and it lied to customers about collecting information. Now it's settling charges with the FTC.  More

IPhone bug leaves emails vulnerable

Your iPhone and iPad aren't encrypting email attachments, according to a German researcher.  More

Target breach: How things stand

Target's CEO resigns months after the company experienced a massive data breach that exposed millions of customers to hackers.  More

IE bug used to attack defense & banks

Hackers are using the flaw in the Internet Explorer browser to attack the United States' critical infrastructure.  More

Internet Explorer bug fixed, even for XP

Microsoft has patched the Internet Explorer bug, and it's not leaving Windows XP hanging out to dry.  More

Chip-based credit cards coming to Target

A big U.S. retailer is finally moving into safer chip-and-PIN credit cards.  More

Where you're safe from Heartbleed

It looks like you can connect to Wi-Fi at most coffee shops, hotels and airports without worrying about hackers using Heartbleed to spy on you.  More

AOL hack causes zombie spam

A massive hack swipes AOL account data -- and brings long-discarded email accounts back from the dead to spam you.  More

Internet Explorer has a nasty bug

A new bug in Internet Explorer allows hackers to commandeer your computer.  More

Don't assume you're safe from Heartbleed

The tech world is still reeling from the Heartbleed Internet bug. It'll be with us for a while. Assume your online interactions aren't protected.  More
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