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The Most Common Mistakes These 27 Cyber Security Experts Wish You’d Avoid

In spite of all the media attention that cyber attacks have been getting lately, cyber security is still not as important of an issue for Internet …

Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high.<p>Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one …

Chinese police arrest 15,000 for cybercrimes

Police in China say they have arrested about 15,000 people for crimes that “jeopardised internet security”, as the government moves to tighten controls on the internet.<p>Police have investigated 7,400 cases of cybercrime, the ministry of public security said. It did not make clear over what period …

China

The parfait approach to cyber defense: It’s all about the layers

Adobe was back in Flash-induced damage control mode again last month — which is a role that has become all too familiar for the company since Steve Jobs crafted his 2010 manifesto identifying 6 reasons why Flash should disappear.<p>This latest round of anti-Flashism was driven, ironically, by a …

Cybersecurity

Your router: Gateway for hackers

It is generally accepted in IT that the weakest link in the security chain is the fallible and frequently careless human.<p>But a close second, many …

New EU cybersecurity rules to hit US internet firms

Cybersecurity

IoT Security: An Avalanche of Problems

<i>March 12, 2018</i><p>An effective E-911 implementation doesn't just happen; it takes a solid strategy. Tune in for tips from IT expert Irwin Lazar, of …

The GasPot experiment: Hackers target gas tanks - Help Net Security

Physically tampering with gasoline tanks is dangerous enough, given how volatile gas can be. Altering a fuel gauge can cause a tank to overflow, and …

Understanding ethical hacking in IT Security

<i>About a year ago, Dutch undercover investigative journalist Alberto Stegeman aired a program on the court security in Utrecht. He was able to use a</i> …

Hackers are installing malware on Macbooks — and there’s nothing you can do to stop them

Malwarebytes Apple security expert Thomas Reed reported uncovering the attacks in a threat advisory.<p>The vulnerability was uncovered by security researcher Stefan Esser at the end of July. It relates to the way Apple OS X version 10.10 logs software errors and can be used by hackers to forcibly …

Cybersecurity’s privacy problem

My law professor at Harvard once said the definition of a conservative is a liberal who has just been mugged. Cybersecurity was the furthest thing …

Privacy

Malware, Cybercrime and Changing Trends

We have been constantly presented with various news articles about hackers and cyber criminals constantly trying to make a fortune with bitcoin. …

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Hacking

Chinese Cyber Hackers: Map Of Cyber Attacks In U.S. Shocks Americans

Chinese cyber hackers have been stealing United States secrets at a much higher rate than previously thought, according to a map of incidents just …

Hacker Sends Toronto Woman Creepy Pictures of Herself Taken Through Her Own Webcam

And to make matters worse, the police reaction suggests they are not taking a disturbing invasion of privacy very seriously.<p>It was the end of a long day, and Chelsea Clark and her boyfriend had settled in for a Netflix marathon on his laptop. "We were for sure watching <i>Adventure Time</i>," says the …

Goodbye, Android

I was once a fanboy, but I can’t take it anymore.<p>Last week, I was hanging out with some hackers and security experts at a conference in Brooklyn when I took out my Sony phone.<p>"Oh! The journalist uses Android. That's secure!" said one guy next to me, in a highly sarcastic tone.<p>I dismissed his …

Why You Still Shouldn't Panic About Car Hacking

Security researchers have figured out how to wirelessly hack into a car and take over its controls from anywhere in the world. But you're probably still safe.<p>This week, <i>Wired</i> published a fantastic and unsettling report on the current state of automotive hacking. Senior Writer Andy Greenberg put …

Security

2 simple things you can do to fight hackers

The pro-cheating dating website Ashley Madison is just the latest company to suffer a huge security breach possibly exposing the personal details of millions of users worldwide.<p>As these types of incidents become more common, companies are increasingly investing in cyber security protections. But …

United Airlines awarded hackers millions of frequent flier miles for uncovering gaps in the company's cybersecurity

United confirmed with Reuters that it has paid out two awards worth 1 million miles each, worth dozens of free domestic flights on the airline. United did not confirm tweets from individuals who say they have been paid smaller awards as well.<p>The Chicago-based carrier has hoped to trailblaze in the …

How Much Damage Can the OPM Hackers Do With a Million Fingerprints?

The Office of Personnel Management announced last week that the personal data for 21.5 million people had been stolen. But for national security …

International hacker site Darkode taken offline by cross-borders task force

Notorious cybercrime forum Darkode, frequented by Lizard Squad and other hacking groups, has been taken offline in a coordinated international law enforcement clampdown across 20 countries.<p>The world's first hack: the telegraph and the invention of privacy<p>Read more<p>The site has been seized by …

Web Servers

How to Find the Wi-Fi Password of your Current Network

Your computer is connected to a Wi-Fi network but you do not remember the password that you had earlier used to connect to this particular WiFi …

Wi-Fi

Dick Clarke: Cyber Security Efforts Show 'Almost Criminal Negligence'

ABC News' Pierre Thomas reports on fallout from a cyber attack on the U.S. government that has impacted 22 million people.

Cybersecurity

Government Agencies Have Trouble Hiring Experts Who Can Fend Off Hackers

The government has known for years about a cyber security "skills gap" among its employees.<p>The resignation of the head of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in the wake of a staggering cyber attack by hackers thought to be operating in China leaves deep-seated cyber security problems at the …

Hackers Stole 21.5 Million Social Security Numbers

It is believed to be among the largest breaches in the history of the federal government.<p><i>Update: Katherine Archuleta, the director of the OPM, has resigned.</i><p>The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced today that 21.5 million people have been affected by a large-scale hack of its system. The …

BlackBerry’s Picture Password Automatically Protects You from New Hacking Tactic

To live in a world where hackers already have a million different ways to steal information off my phone is bad enough. (Let’s see, there’s malware, …

Computer Science

The insane ways your phone and computer can be hacked — even if they're not connected to the internet

But getting this data can be difficult. In fact, some of the most previous of digital information is safeguarded by machines that have no contact with the outside world.<p>So can this internet-less data be hacked? Well, yes.<p>With some help from the research of the security firm Kaspersky Lab, as well …

Meet the hackers who break into Microsoft and Apple to steal insider info

Almost 50 companies have been hacked by a shadowy group.<p>In February 2013, Twitter detected a hack attack in progress on its corporate network. "This …

Cybersecurity