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WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber-tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations

WikiLeaks’ latest disclosure of CIA cyber-tools reveals a technique used by the agency to hide its digital tracks, potentially blowing the cover on current and past hacking operations aimed at gathering intelligence on terrorists and other foreign targets.<p>The release Friday of the CIA’s “Marble …

Security

Ashton Carter talks Equation Group hack, encryption debate and military innovation at Disrupt SF

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter argued the case for splitting up the leadership of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command on stage at Disrupt SF, while stressing, “We haven’t made any decisions in that regard yet.” Carter also discussed the recent Equation Group hack, the …

National Security

Exploring the Cybercrime Underground: Part 1 – An Introduction

<i>This post is the first in a series by Unit 42 covering the cybercrime underground. Cybercrime persists as an epidemic that continues to worsen every</i> …

Cybersecurity

Yes, That Website You're Visiting Is Probably Tracking You

If you’re on one of the most popular sites on the web, you are almost certainly being tracked.<p>That’s according to a new study published by University …

Lessons from a digital mercenary: Beware the ‘October Surprise'

Cybersecurity expert Chris Rock researched ways to overthrow a government using only his computer for a talk at the DEF CON hacker conference in Las …

Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says

Contrary to what you've been told, frequent changes can be counterproductive.<p>Shortly after Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Cranor became …

On Point

Kensho’s Cybersecurity Index Taps a Rich Vein

Thousands of cybersecurity professionals and hackers recently descended on the Las Vegas Strip for the Black Hat USA and DEF CON conferences. …

Tech giants have found a way to fight extremism online. Is it working?

Internet companies have been criticized for not doing enough to block extremist rhetoric on their sites. And though several have stepped up efforts …

Why Intel Bought Artificial Intelligence Startup Nervana Systems

Intel is bolstering its artificial intelligence efforts by acquiring Nervana Systems, a two-year-old startup considered among the leaders in …

To get rural residents shopping online, a helping hand is needed

Photo credit: Eko Susanto.A new breed of startups are trying to crack rural ecommerce in Southeast Asia.From Cambodia to the Philippines, it’s a …

eCommerce

Pokemon Go Is a Hacker’s Dream

To play it, you have to give up your most private information. It’s only a matter of time, experts say, before that data is in hackers’ hands.<p>While …

Privacy

New security flaw in credit card chip system revealed

Computer researchers claim to have found yet another flaw in the upgrade to the chip-based credit cards in the United States.<p>The chip on these credit cards have been praised for making them nearly impossible to counterfeit. While the cards also contain a magnetic strip, that strip is supposed to …

Credit Cards

Experts Found a Unicorn in the Heart of Android

<b>UPDATE:</b>• Zimperium’s Mobile Threat Protection customers are safe from this threat, even without updating the device to the latest Android version. …

Information Security

Satana Ransomware – Devil in a Black Screen (of Death)

Satana is a newly discovered ransomware trojan that wages a two-pronged attack on victims – it encrypts the user’s files and also prevents their …

Cybersecurity

How Just Opening an MS Word Doc Can Hijack Every File On Your System

If you receive a mail masquerading as a company's invoice and containing a Microsoft Word file, think twice before clicking on it.<p>Doing so could …

Microsoft Word

Laptops recovered from ISIS jihadists are filled 'up to 80%' with PORN, reveals former US intelligence director

• <b>Michael Flynn says laptops seized from jihadis are filled with porn films</b>• <b><br>Says this is what is desensitising fanatics into carrying out brutal</b> …

Terrorism

Receiving IR signals with RTL-SDR dongles

RTL-SDR dongles like the NooElec NESDR Mini 2+ often come with an infrared remote control, intended to control TV player software when the device is …

Review: Airspy vs. SDRplay RSP vs. HackRF - Page 2 of 3 - rtl

Britain Has Voted to Leave the E.U. So Now What Happens?

A sense of denial permeated the corridors of power in Brussels in the weeks before the referendum on British membership of the European Union (EU). …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Technology Should Lift Humanity'

As per usual, Apple’s annual developer’s conference followed on the heels of Google’s, with the tech giants trumpeting their latest updates for both …

Google Ventures CEO Maris on A.I., Theranos, Biotech & VC

Bill Maris, Google Ventures chief executive officer, comments on artificial intelligence's impact on biotech, the prospects for Theranos and the …

Microsoft's Massive LinkedIn Deal Is a Sign of Something Dangerous

Foroohar is an assistant managing editor at TIME and the magazine’s economics columnist. She’s the author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance …

Can a Bunch of Doctors Keep an $8 Billion Secret? Not on Twitter

In New Orleans Monday, a major medical organization attempted a feat perhaps as hard as treating the disease doctors were there to discuss. They …

Intellectual Property

DNC Hacked by Russian Government Intruders Who Stole Opposition Research on Donald Trump

Russian government hackers have broken into the Democratic National Committee’s computer network, accessing opposition research on Republican …

McCann Worldgroup Thailand: LINE - "Closer" (90 seconds, EN subs)