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The US Army wants you to look at code it uses to spot cyberattacks

Believe it or not, the US government doesn't <i>always</i> keep its cyberwarfare code a secret. The Army Research Lab has quietly posted the source code for Dshell, a tool it uses to both spot and understand cyberattacks against the Department of Defense. The hope is that this open-door policy will not …

Cyber-attacks

Nine Ways To Jump-Start Your Life

We need another article on SMART goals like we need practice sitting in traffic. After spending thirteen years in military special operations, I think a completely different perspective might shine some new light in an otherwise unlit room of the goal-setting arena. Here are nine ways to kick life …

The darknet just got its first black market search engine

The network of sites known as the darknet, only accessible through the anonymizing Tor browser, resembles the early internet in many ways — including being difficult to navigate. Most users get around by clicking from link to link, accessing pages like "The Hidden Wiki" that list popular site …

UK Spies Considered Using Kinect, Microsoft 'Concerned'

The Guardian reported this morning on details of Optic Nerve, a secret British spying program in which the government reportedly targeted as many as 1.8 million Yahoo users, collecting millions of webcam images–-including a number with nudity.<p>It turns out that the GCHQ—the British surveillance …

Cyvera says it can stop Windows XP attacks in their tracks

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Cyvera<p>Cyvera is one of several computer security companies coming out of Israel. But unlike many security vendors — …

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes, steals user data

The Syrian Electronic Army has attacked Forbes, stealing user data and posting fake stories to its Web site.<p>The hacking group announced the exploit on Friday, showing several screenshots of the Wordpress-based backend of the Forbes.com Web site. The organization said in a tweet that more than 1 …

Hacking

I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism …

Multiple consumer routers contain a backdoor

As hopefully many of my readers have already heard/read multiple consumer routers contain a backdoor, which allows the attacker to get the …

Root a Mac in 10 seconds or less

Often times, physical access to a machine means game over. While people like to think that OSX is immune to most security threats, even Apple …

Julian Assange goes too far on Barack Obama's prosecutions against whistleblowers

WikiLeaks founder and Australian Senate candidate Julian Assange has accused the Obama administration of waging a war on whistleblowers.<p>Mr Assange …

California Cracks Down on Hacker Boot Camps

Hacker boot camps have sprung up across the world in recent years, offering crash courses in the art and science of computer programming. These …

Hackers use a trick to deliver Zeus banking malware

Hackers found a new way to slip past security software and deliver Zeus, a long-known malicious software program that steals online banking details.<p>Security company Malcovery Security, based in Georgia, alerted security analysts after finding that none of 50 security programs on Google’s online …

Yey Another Sochi Disaster: Hackers Are Attacking Everyone The Second They Step Off The Plane

Imagine this. You’ve gotten off a plane. You’re aching, you’re at work, you’ve got a job to do. So you go to boot up your computer, and immediately, you find you’re being hacked. Welcome to the 2014 Winter Olympics!<p>Yes, as if all the real-life and political disasters weren’t enough, the 2014 Winter …

Breasts lead to arrest of Anonymous hacker

Pride in one's lover's bodily parts can lead to a fall in one's own bodily security.<p>That seems to be the lesson from the tale of an alleged hacker, Higinio O.Ochoa, a 30-year-old Linux administrator from Galveston, Texas, who was arrested by the FBI and charged with unauthorized access to a …

Security

While the identities of Lulzsec and Anonymous hackers baffled the world's security forces, journalist Parmy Olson managed to gain extraordinary access to the groups, leading to this fascinating account<p>It is perhaps a little hard to remember now, but in 2010, there seemed to be a new global …