Malicious hackers have stolen some two million passwords from major online services through browser-based malware called “Pony”.
With the prospect of government taking a peek into online data and communications, cloud service providers are kicking up security a notch to ensure privacy for clients. Will this be enough to prevent Big Brother from watching?
In a leaked document, the NSA was found to have been using porn and other potentially-incriminating material in a plan to discredit its targets, who are potential “radicalizers” in the US and abroad.
Sources that have spoken to the New York Times say electronic eavesdropping may have occurred on pipes that carry data between company servers.
Social network usage has exploded in the recent years. While the younger demographic is thought to be less careful with sharing information to the public, a recent survey suggests otherwise.
Intelligence communities around the world are wary of social media because of the potential for leaking information. In the U.S., however, a social network has been built especially for government agencies that need access to real-time analysis and information.
Google’s chairman doesn’t specify why his company’s platform is more secure, but points to its “real world” rigorous security testing.
Social media use is on the rise, and authorities are becoming better at keeping track of conversations to fight crime. But are bots the best tools for keeping track of threats to safety and security, or do they invade user privacy?
Plugging your smartphone into random USB ports to get a charge is a great way to pick up a nasty piece of malware, or get data siphoned from the device. One US security company is offering a solution to those looking for a quick plug.
Security researcher Arul Kumar was paid $12,500 by Facebook, after discovering and reporting a bug that would allow any user to delete the photos of other Facebook users, simply by changing parameters in a URL.
Following Symantec’s warning of a security vulnerability that may affect hundreds of thousands of Android applications, Google itself confirmed the vulnerability on Wednesday, advising developers to update their applications with more secure techniques.
Security researcher Nitesh Dhanjani managed to gain access to a Phillips Hue LED lighting system through a Java exploit, which then enabled him to remotely do as he pleased with the bulbs. In a video demonstration, he blacked out in the entire system with an uploaded script.
A security vulnerability has been located in Windows Phone, in the PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 wireless authentication scheme. This vulnerability allows attackers to gain access to users encrypted domain credentials, which could potentially give them access to sensitive corporate networks.
Researchers at the University of Texas managed to steer a 213-foot yacht off course, by deceiving the vessel with false GPS signals, raising concern over the security of GPS.
In what the U.S Department of Justice is calling the “largest known data breach conspiracy” of all time, five European hackers gained access to and stole sensitive information from computer systems belonging to multiple high profile organizations, including NASDAQ, J.C Penny, 7-Eleven and many others.
A security consultancy has discovered a massive hole in Android that bypasses the OS’ code signing safeguards.
Symantec has caught Facebook reaching for the cookie jar when it’s not allowed to. In a recent report, the security company claims that Facebook’s Android app is snatching people’s phone number without user permission, and worst of all the user doesn’t even have to log in for this to happen.
Symantec Corporation recently wrote that they have successfully been able to track down the source of many South Korean hacking incidents. The evidence uncovered revealed that a hacker group called the “DarkSeoul” gang was behind the massive cyber-attacks going back at least four years.
The social networking giant, Facebook discovered a critical vulnerability in their software that compromised the email addresses and phone numbers of almost 6 million users.