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How Cisco is trying to keep NSA spies out of its gear

Cisco is working to build the confidence of prospective customers in its products, two years after disclosures of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency seeded doubt, particularly in China.<p>It is increasingly putting more stringent security requirements on its suppliers and has launched a beta …

Here's a Spy Firm's Price List for Secret Hacker Techniques

The trade in the secret hacker techniques known as “zero day exploits” has long taken place in the dark, hidden from the companies whose software …

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software

Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It's not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a brief window of opportunity to harm your computer every time they tweak their code. If a PC hasn't …

There's no room in authentication for amateurs

000Webhost hack shows sloppy practices by identity providers rob end-users of any defenses<p>It's bad enough when you look at the list of Top 10 …

Here's What Public Safety Agencies Think About Automated License Plate Recognition

Law enforcement agencies around the country have been all too eager to adopt mass surveillance technologies, but sometimes they have put little …

Password Strength

((The comic illustrates the relative strength of passwords assuming basic knowledge of the system used to generate them. A set of boxes is used to …

Geek Humor

Create Complex Passwords You'll Always Remember With Poetry

Coming up with a super secure password that’s easy to remember can be difficult sometimes. With a little poetry, however, you can create a very …

Switching direction: Inside the next reinvention of Cisco

The networking giant is reshaping its business in the face of new competitors. Can it reinvent itself again to stay relevant in a cloud computing …

If you forget your Windows admin password, try this

<i>Kkumjae Lee forgot his logon password. Here’s how to regain access.</i>Yes, you can log into Windows even if you forgot your password—even if there is no other administrative account on the PC. From a security point of view, this is actually scary news. But there are legitimate reasons to use the …

Windows 10

Leaked D-Link code-signing key could make malware look legit

When your company is known for making wireless routers, network switches and home security cameras, leaking your code-signing private keys <i>yourself</i> is the last thing you want to do. Back in February, that's exactly what D-Link did, accidentally leaving a valid key visible in its open-source …

WikiLeaks republishes hacked Sony data in searchable database

WikiLeaks has republished the data stolen in last year's crippling hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, making all the documents and emails available in a "fully searchable" format.<p>Although hackers had released the data in raw, bulk form last fall, WikiLeaks -- best known for the release of …

Ashley Madison passwords like “thisiswrong” tap cheaters’ guilt and denial

On Friday, members of the CynoSure Prime password-cracking collective published the top 100 mostly commonly used Ashley Madison passwords recovered …

Homeland Security websites vulnerable to cyber attack: audit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. department charged with protecting government computers needs to secure its own information systems better, according to an audit released on Tuesday that showed lapses in internal systems used by the Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.<p>A U.S. …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft signs deal to let NATO check its products for backdoors

NATO has joined a Microsoft program that offers vulnerability information and access to source code.<p>Microsoft has signed a security agreement with …

These companies lost your data in 2015's biggest hacks, breaches | ZDNet

The chances are your data was leaked this year<p>In 2014 alone, more than one billion personal records were illegally accessed -- including health, …

Lizard Squad cyber-attackers disrupt National Crime Agency website

Cyber-attackers launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) violation on law enforcement agency in apparent revenge for previous arrests<p>Cyber-attackers have taken down the website of the National Crime Agency (NCA) in apparent revenge for arrests made last week.<p>The NCA website was temporarily down …