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NSA preps quantum-resistant algorithms to head off crypto-apocalypse

Quantum computing threatens crypto as we know it. The NSA is taking notice.<p>The National Security Agency is advising US agencies and businesses to …

A public marketplace for hackers—what could possibly go wrong?

Nearly a year in, Hacker's List maintains good intentions. Its users on the other hand...<p>Last November, Charles Tendell quietly launched a website …

Advanced spyware for Android now available to script kiddies everywhere

Hacking Team code is the most professionally developed Android malware ever exposed.<p>One of the more recent discoveries resulting from the breach two …

What amateurs can learn from security pros about staying safe online

Research uncovers stark differences in security practices of experts, non-experts.<p>With the non-stop stream of zero-day exploits, website breaches, …

UK man accused of hacking spree on US government is arrested (again)

US prosecutors want Lauri Love extradited to the US to face charges.<p>A UK man accused of breaking into computer systems operated by the US government …

Hacking Team built drone-based Wi-Fi hacking hardware

Boeing subsidiary asked about putting "tactical network injector" aboard its UAS.<p>Leaked e-mails from the Italy-based computer and network …

Firm stops selling exploits after delivering Flash 0-day to Hacking Team

Incident proves buyers' can't be vetted for human rights and ethics, CEO says.<p>Security firm Netragard has suspended its exploit acquisition program …

US, UK Intel agencies worked to subvert antivirus tools to aid hacking [Updated]

GCHQ sought ways to bypass Kaspersky while NSA stole malware samples.<p>Documents from the National Security Agency and the United Kingdom's Government …

St. Louis Cardinals probed by FBI for hacking Astros, stealing baseball info

Cardinals allegedly exploited weak passwords to obtain rival's secret documents.<p>The St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise is being investigated by …

Report: Hack of government employee records discovered by product demo

Security tools vendor found breach, active over a year, at OPM during sales pitch.<p>As officials of the Obama administration announced that millions of …

Federal agency hit by Chinese hackers, around 4 million employees affected

Office of Personnel Management sustains its second hack in less than a year.<p>The Office of Personnel Management, the government agency that manages …

Proposed rule change to expand feds’ legal hacking powers moves forward

Change would allow one judge to authorize "remote access" basically anywhere.<p>A controversial proposed judicial rule change allowing judges to issue …

Report: US tried Stuxnet variant on N. Korean nuke program, failed

North Korean isolation pays off.<p>It looks like North Korea's "hermit nation" status has paid off in at least one way: the US was unable to infect the …

Researchers uncover “self-sustaining” botnets of poorly secured routers

Home and small office devices are free for the taking, ensuring follow-on hacks.<p>Large numbers of home and small-office routers are under the control …

Move over, Raspberry Pi. This startup is building a $9 computer

CHIP has on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. (Did we mention it's $9?)<p>OAKLAND, Calif.—Tucked away in a small office on a side street in the historic …

GPU-based rootkit and keylogger offer superior stealth and computing power

Proof-of-concept malware may pave the way for future in-the-wild attacks.<p>Developers have published two pieces of malware that take the highly unusual …

Researchers craft network attack to “hack” surgical robot (sort of)

University of Washington study tests the remote security risks of telemedicine.<p>As part of a series of experiments, a group of researchers at the …

Super secretive malware wipes hard drive to prevent analysis

Rombertik will go to great lengths to keep its private parts private.<p>Researchers have uncovered new malware that takes extraordinary measures to …

Microsoft bangs the cybersecurity drum with Advanced Threat Analytics

Redmond also introduces new ways to stop data leaks.<p>Microsoft announced a raft of security and data protection software on the first day of its …

Russian hackers read unclassified Obama emails – report

• Breach of White House systems was acknowledged earlier this month<br>• New York Times says hack ‘far more worrisome’ than had been thought<p>Unclassified emails to and from President Barack Obama were read last year by Russian hackers, the New York Times reported on Saturday.<p>The White House confirmed the …

Pentagon's new cyber strategy cites U.S. ability to retaliate

REDWOOD CITY, California (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is due to unveil an updated cyber strategy on Thursday that will stress the military’s ability to retaliate with cyber weapons, a capability he hopes will help deter attacks.<p>U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter answers reporters' …

House passes second 'threat-sharing' cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to pass a bill that extends liability protection for companies that share information about cyber attacks, if they give the data to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.<p>A magnifying glass is held in front …

Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks

Just when you thought it was safe to use AFNetworking apps, a new threat emerges.<p>At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a …

Potent, in-the-wild exploits imperil customers of 100,000 e-commerce sites

Actively exploited bug in Magento could compromise customer data on a massive scale.<p>Criminals are exploiting an extremely critical vulnerability …

Wi-Fi software security bug could leave Android, Windows, Linux open to attack

Crafted P2P SSID names could potentially be used to crash or execute code on targets.<p>In an e-mail today to the Open Source Software Security …

In-flight Wi-Fi is “direct link” to hackers

Report: Planes could be targeted by a malicious hacker on the ground.<p>Airplanes with in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to hacks by passengers and could …

DEA, US Army bought $1.2M worth of hacking tools in recent years

Remote access malware either already has or will soon turn up in local cops' kits.<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States …

Researchers try to hack the economics of zero-day bugs

HackerOne, Harvard, MIT team seeks best way to "drain the stockpile" of vulnerabilities.<p>If you're looking to reduce the pool of possible zero-day …

Lawyer representing whistle blowers finds malware on drive supplied by cops

Says police department brass tried to infect him, seeks criminal sanctions.<p>An Arkansas lawyer representing current and former police officers in a …

Elite cyber crime group strikes back after attack by rival APT gang

Coming to the Interwebz near you: Spy vs Spy APT wars.<p>One day last year, an obscure cyber espionage group sent a spear phishing e-mail. It carried …