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Tor Messenger makes chatting off the record easier

Tor has finally released a beta version of the cross-platform chat program it's been working on for quite a while. The client works with several chat services/protocols such as Jabber, IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Twitter and Yahoo, but its main draw is definitely the privacy features Tor is …

Hacking Team offers encryption breaking tools to law enforcement

Mere months after having more than 400 GB of confidential information stolen from its servers, spyware vendor Hacking Team has announced that it has resumed operations with a suite of digital tools to help law enforcement agencies get around pesky device encryption technology. In an email pitch …

UK war on encryption will struggle without the US onside

Encryption,Surveillance,Theresa May,Internet safety,Internet,Twitter,Technology,Politics,Facebook,World news,UK news,MI6,Google,Apple,MI5,UK security and counter-terrorism,US news<p>UK eavesdropping plans must deal with US internet firms’ security, users’ encryption and a White House retreat on legal …

Five Things You Didn't Know Could Get Hacked

Security researchers hack a car and apply the brakes via text

Vulnerability revealed in diagnostic dongles used for vehicle tracking and insurance that lets them take control using just an SMS<p>Researchers have hacked a car, remotely activated its windscreen wipers, applied its brakes and even disabled them, all via simple text messages.<p>A group of researchers …

University of California

Report: Chinese hackers breached top U.S. officials' private emails

Chinese hackers have been reading "many" private emails of top U.S. officials since at least 2010, according to a new report.<p>The breach, initially …

Hacking For Cause: Today’s Growing Cyber Security Trend

Dan Lohrmann Contributor<p>Dan Lohrmann is chief strategist and chief security officer of Security Mentor.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The dramatic rise in hacktivism<p>What do the following data-breach headlines from the past year have in common? The Sony Pictures hack: Everything we know so far; …

Cybersecurity

GPS satellite networks are easy targets for hackers

A pivotal network of GPS satellites doesn't properly guard its communication, making devices back on Earth susceptible to hacking, according to new research.<p>Lots of companies -- everything ranging from overseas shipping containers to oil drilling rigs -- use location data beamed from GPS trackers …

Cybersecurity

Hackers Are Increasingly Posting Tutorials To YouTube — And Making Money From Google Ads

A new report shows how hackers not only spread easy tutorials on how to hack web cams on YouTube, but also make money off Google Ads running alongside them. Google gets a share of the profits too.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers are uploading videos to YouTube showing people how to break into computers …

Group Accusing YouTube of Helping Hackers Has Ties to Film Lobby

The Digital Citizens Alliance has ties to the film industry and to an effort to lobby for investigations of Google by U.S. states.<p>The group behind a study blaming Google’s YouTube for helping Peeping Tom hackers failed to mention its connections to the film industry lobby, one of Google’s biggest …

Encryption a growing threat to security

<b>(CNN) —</b> Back in the 1970s and '80s, Americans asked private companies to divest from business dealings with the apartheid government of South Africa. In more recent years, federal and state law enforcement officials have asked -- and required -- Internet service providers to crack down on the …

Privacy

Hackers Slam Blue Coat Claiming It 'Pressured Security Researcher Into Cancelling Talk On Its Tech'

The final Syscan Conference in Singapore kicked off today with a message for a particular security company. According to reports from conference attendees, Thomas Lim, founder of the event where professional hackers give talks on their latest research, encouraged attendees to send Tweets containing …

Hackers steal $1bn in series of online bank thefts says report

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1bn from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday.<p>The hackers have been active since at least the end of 2013 and infiltrated more than 100 banks in 30 …