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275 million Android phones imperiled by new code-execution exploit

Unpatched "Stagefright" vulnerability gives attackers a road map to hijack phones.<p>Almost 300 million phones running Google's Android operating system …

US Court Rules NSA Phone surveillance Program is illegal

US Court rules <i>NSA Phone surveillance Program is illegal</i><p>United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) Spying program that systematically collects data …

A cybersecurity firm is being accused of extorting clients

Flickr<p>A bombshell lawsuit is raising eyebrows in the cybersecurity industry.<p>A former cybersecurity forensic examiner named Richard Wallace is …

NIST official: Internet of Things is indefensible

Cybersecurity<p>According to NIST fellow Ron Ross, the interconnectivity of the Internet of Things makes cyber threats inevitable. (Image: Ron Ross / …

U.S. Seeks to Combat Cyber-Theft With Sanctions, Talks

The U.S. government dialed up its war of words with China over cyber-espionage this week, with a Pentagon report clearly placing blame on the Chinese …

Power companies present cybersecurity gaps

Terrorists could use hackers to take down power grids.<p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military's top cybercommander said some of the nation's utility companies have lagged in investing in network security, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the nation's critical infrastructure.<p>"The power industry …

Special Report: U.S. cyberwar strategy stokes fear of blowback

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even as the U.S. government confronts rival powers over widespread Internet espionage, it has become the biggest buyer in a burgeoning gray market where hackers and security firms sell tools for breaking into computers.<p>Security researcher Charlie Miller holds two automobile …