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How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages—and even record your calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.<p>The night it …

Security

Can Hackers Be Stopped? The State of Defense in the Private Sector

U.S. Hacking Hackers Cyber Crime<p>One week before the recent massive hack attack shut off access to Twitter, PayPal, Airbnb and dozens of other major …

How security flaws work: SQL injection

This easily avoidable mistake continues to put our finances at risk.<p>Thirty-one-year-old Laurie Love is currently staring down the possibility of 99 …

Databases

Merchants and financial institutions deal with escalating cyber attacks

Unsurprisingly, the Q3 2016 ThreatMetrix report shows a sharp increase in the number and complexity of cyber attacks. During what is traditionally a …

A botnet launching a “test” cyberattack knocked out an entire country’s internet

After one botnet wreaked havoc in the US two weeks ago, another cut off internet access for an entire country.<p>Over the week of Oct. 31, a botnet called Botnet 14 pushed the country of Liberia offline by repeatedly attacking IP addresses owned by the two companies that co-own Liberia’s only fiber …

Liberia

Russian hacking group allegedly used Windows vulnerability for cyberattack.

On Tuesday, Microsoft alleged that a hacking group previously linked to the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee has exploited a security …

FireEye revenue beats on strong demand for cloud services | Reuters

(Reuters) - Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc (FEYE.O) reported a higher-than- expected 12.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its cloud-based products.<p>The FireEye logo is seen outside the company's offices in Milpitas, California, December 29, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach<p>…

Enterprise Tech

8 Hot Skills Sought By IT Security Departments

No company wants to leak customer data, have intellectual property stolen, or experience business services taken offline. Those that recognize these …