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Ransomware Hits UK Website, Defaces Homepage 16 comments
UK GHCQ Is Allowed To Hack 70 comments
Hackers of Ukrainian Utilities Probably Hit Mining and Railroad Targets, Too 20 comments
Pirate Bay Browser Streaming Technology Is a Security and Privacy Nightmare 70 comments
Pwn2Own 2016 Won't Attack Firefox (Because It's Too Easy) 265 comments
ZDNet Writer Downplays Windows 10's Phoning-Home Habits 259 comments
Cisco ASA Firewall Has a Wormable Problem — And a Million Installs 78 comments
Researchers Discover a Cheap Method of Breaking Bitcoin Wallet Passwords 94 comments
Trane Takes 2 Years To Remove Hard-Coded Root Passwords From IoT Thermostat 75 comments
Most IT Pros Have Seen Embarrassing Information About Their Colleagues 143 comments
French Gov't Gives Facebook 3 Months To Stop Tracking Non-User Browsers 176 comments
Hearthstone Cheats and Tools Spiked With Malware 41 comments
President Obama Unveils $19 Billion Plan To Overhaul U.S. Cybersecurity 185 comments
Hackers Leak List of FBI Employees 128 comments
Java Installer Flaw Shows Why You Should Clear Your Downloads Folder 64 comments
Researcher Finds Tens of Software Products Vulnerable To Simple Bug 162 comments
Metel Hackers Roll Back ATM Transactions, Steal Millions 72 comments
Hackers Leak DHS Staff Directory, Claim FBI Is Next 81 comments
Malware Targets Skype Users, Records Conversations 49 comments
Neutrino Exploit Kit Has a New Way To Detect Security Researchers 41 comments
Even With Telemetry Disabled, Windows 10 Talks To Dozens of Microsoft Servers 580 comments
Avast SafeZone Browser Lets Attackers Access Your Filesystem 37 comments
MIT Reveals "Hack-Proof" RFID Chip 53 comments
Anti-Malware Maker Files Lawsuit Over Bad Review 163 comments
Google Targets Fake "Download" and "Play" Buttons 117 comments
Harnessing Artificial Intelligence To Build an Army of Virtual Analysts 41 comments
Push To Hack: Reverse Engineering an IP Camera 35 comments
Survey: Average Successful Hack Nets Less Than $15,000 84 comments
Winner of the 2015 Underhanded C Contest Announced 48 comments
Duplicate Login Details Enabled Hack of More Than 20 Million Chinese Consumers 14 comments
Chromodo Browser Disables Key Web Security 54 comments
Shopping Mall SMS Parking Notifications Could Be Used To Track Any Car 42 comments
Severe and Unpatched eBay Vulnerability Allows Attackers To Distribute Malware 30 comments
Socat Weak Crypto Draws Suspicions Of a Backdoor 50 comments
AnonSec Attempts To Crash $222m Drone, Releases Secret Flight Videos 133 comments
Cisco Patches Authentication, Denial-of-Service, NTP Flaws In Many Products 33 comments
Dutch Police Train Bald Eagles To Take Out Drones 137 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Reduce Information Leakage From My Personal Devices? 261 comments
What Happened To Norse Corp.? Threat Intelligence Vendor Disappears 59 comments
Running "rm -rf /" Is Now Bricking Linux Systems 699 comments
San Francisco Bay Area In Superbowl Surveillance Mode 95 comments
Microsoft Edge's Private Browsing Mode Isn't Actually Private 159 comments
LG G3 'Snap' Vulnerability Leaves Owners At Risk of Data Theft 39 comments
NSA Hacker Chief Explains How To Keep Him Out of Your System 70 comments
Linux Kernel 2.6.32 LTS Reaches End of Life In February 2016 116 comments
Sensitive Information Can Be Revealed From Tor Hidden Services On Apache 37 comments
iOS App Update Technique Puts Users At Risk 67 comments
The Dark Arts: Meet the LulzSec Hackers 63 comments
Google Will Soon Let You Know By Default When Websites Are Unencrypted 216 comments
Attackers Use Microsoft Office To Push BlackEnergy Malware 51 comments
Oracle To Drop Java Browser Plugin In JDK 9 165 comments
Android Ransomware Threatens To Share Your Browsing History With Your Friends 160 comments
Israel's Electric Grid Targeted By Malware, Energy Minister Says 37 comments
Six Missing HDDs Contain Health Information of Nearly a Million Patients 87 comments
Malware Operator Barters With Security Researcher To Remove Open Source Ransomware Code 34 comments
Exposed HP LaserJet Printers Offer Anonymous FTP To the Public 74 comments
Stingray Case Lawyers: "Everyone Knows Cell Phones Generate Location Data" 171 comments
Apple Court Testimony Reveals Why It Refuses To Unlock iPhones For Police 231 comments
FortiGuard SSH Backdoor Found In More Fortinet Security Appliances 41 comments
Amazon's Customer Service Backdoor 131 comments
Is Blockchain the Most Important IT Invention of Our Age? 190 comments
Ransomware Hits Three Indian Banks, Causes Millions In Damages 76 comments
Sys-Admin Dispenses Passwords With a Banana 89 comments
Open-Source Ransomware Abused For the Second Time In Real-Life Infections 100 comments
IoT Security Is So Bad, There's a Search Engine For Sleeping Kids 127 comments
Hot Potato Exploit Gives Attackers the Upper Hand On Multiple Windows Versions 127 comments
The Trouble With Intel's Management Engine 106 comments
NSA Chief: Arguing Against Encryption Is a Waste of Time 184 comments
At How Much Risk Is the US's Critical Infrastructure? 162 comments
Metasploit Creator HD Moore To Launch Venture Fund 18 comments
Google Fixes Zero-Day Kernel Flaw, Says Effect on Android Not Really That Bad 132 comments
Fake Facebook Emails Deliver Malware Masquerading As Audio Message 47 comments
Backdoor Account Found On Devices Used By White House, US Military 166 comments
Ashley Madison Blackmail Letter Revealed 228 comments
Big Brother Is Coming To UK Universities 75 comments
The Most Popular Bad Passwords of 2015 165 comments
High-Tech Attack Alert For 2016 Super Bowl 60 comments
The Story Behind National Reconnaissance Office's Octopus Logo 133 comments
Do the Risks of BYOD Outweigh the Benefits? (Video) 82 comments
Google Exec Says Isis Must Be Locked Out of the Open Web 208 comments
Serious Flaw Patched In Intel Driver Update Utility 34 comments
New Linux Trojan Can Spy on Users by Taking Screenshots and Recording Audio 130 comments
Advantech Industrial Serial-To-Internet Gateways Left Wide Open 35 comments
Yahoo Fixes Bug That Could Compromise Email Accounts When Opening an Email 37 comments
Serious Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched 85 comments
SCADA "Selfies" a Big Give Away To Hackers 54 comments
LastPass Vulnerable To Extremely Simple Phishing Attack 146 comments
Casino Sues Security Firm For Failing To Contain Malware Infection 50 comments
Cheap Web Cams Can Open Permanent, Difficult-To-Spot Backdoors Into Networks 77 comments
Apple's Gatekeeper Still Broken 80 comments
Governments Don't Do Enough to Protect Nuclear Facilities From Cyberattacks 85 comments
"DDoS-For-Bitcoin" Blackmailers Arrested 27 comments
Android Banking Malware SlemBunk Part of Well-Organized Campaign 35 comments
Ann Caracristi, Who Cracked Codes, and the Glass Ceiling At NSA, Dies At 94 96 comments
New Remote Access Trojan Used In Cyberespionage Operations 18 comments
Why Sharing Ransomware Code For Educational Purposes Is Asking For Trouble 67 comments
Teen Hacks US Intelligence Chief's Personal Accounts 132 comments
SSH Backdoor Found In Fortinet Firewalls 71 comments
Trend Micro Flaw Could Have Allowed Attacker To Steal All Passwords 62 comments
US Military Will Soon Begin Testing NSA's New, Post-Snowden Security Measures 72 comments
Smartwatches Can Be Used To Spy On Your Card's PIN Code 50 comments
Questions Linger As Juniper Removes Suspicious Dual_EC Algorithm 78 comments
Intel Skylake Bug Causes PCs To Freeze During Complex Workloads 122 comments
Ukraine Power Station Outage -- Enabled By Malware, But Not Caused By Malware 35 comments
New WiFi HaLow Protocol May Bring Old Security Issues With It 65 comments
GM's New Bug Bounty Program Lacks One Thing: A Bounty 47 comments
Antivirus Software Could Make Your Company More Vulnerable 74 comments
Uncooperative Russian ISP Prevents Cisco From Shutting Down Cybercriminal Gang 122 comments
New Dell Tech Support Scams Have Customers Worried Company Was Hacked 76 comments
Attackers Abuse Legitimate EU Cookie Law Notices In Clickjacking Campaign 84 comments
Deprecation of MD5 and SHA1 -- Just in Time? 87 comments
Judge Tosses Class Action Over Michaels Data Breach Citing Lack of Damages 138 comments
Drupal Update Process Flawed By Multiple Bugs 55 comments
Android-Based Smart TVs Aren't That Smart When You Install Malware On Them 89 comments
Time Warner Cable Warns 320,000 Customers of Possible Compromise 35 comments
Malvertising Campaign Used a Free Certificate From Let's Encrypt 123 comments
Always-Listening IoT Devices Raise Security Policy Questions For the Workplace 152 comments
New HTTPS Bicycle Attack Reveals Details About Passwords From Encrypted Traffic 78 comments
Google Fixes Rooting Vulnerabilities In Android 126 comments
Linode Resets Passwords After Credentials Leak 55 comments
Exploit Vendor Zerodium Puts $100,000 Bounty On Flash's New Security Feature 57 comments
Ukraine Power Outage May Be the First One Caused By Hackers 62 comments
Comcast's Xfinity Home Security Flaw Leaves Doors Open 119 comments
NSA Targeted 'The Two Leading' Encryption Chips 113 comments
Cyberespionage Group Adds Disk Wiper and SSH Backdoor To Its Arsenal 50 comments
Dutch Government Backs Strong Encryption, Condemns Backdoors 128 comments
18 Million Targeted Voter Records Exposed By Database Error 75 comments
Ask Slashdot: Jamming UK Metadata Collection? 192 comments
When Hacking Vigilantism Infringes On Free Speech 229 comments
First Node.js-Powered Ransomware Discovered 69 comments
BBC Taken Offline By 'Anti-IS' Group 150 comments
Linode Under DDoS Since Christmas 149 comments
Windows, OS X, and iOS Top 2015's List of Software With the Most Vulnerabilities 111 comments
1st Circuit Injunction Re: TSA's New Mandatory AIT Search Rule Fully Briefed 122 comments
The Paradox of Grey Hat Hackers 95 comments
AVG Forces Chrome Extension On Users, Extension Is Woefully Insecure 170 comments
European Payment Card Protocols Wide Open To Fraud 38 comments
Microsoft Has Your Encryption Key If You Use Windows 10 314 comments
ProxyBack Malware Turns Infected Computers into Internet Proxies 71 comments
Database of 191 Million US Voters Exposed On Internet 77 comments
Ashley Madison Says It Added 4 Million Members Since the Hack 125 comments
Steam: No "Unauthorized Actions" On Exposed Accounts 33 comments
Pwnd Aethra Routers Used To Brute-Force WordPress Sites 27 comments
Steam Bug Shows You Other Users' Account Details 92 comments
Somebody Tried To Convince a Raspberry Pi Exec To Install Malware On Its Devices 119 comments
Australian Government Tells Citizens To Turn Off Two-factor Authentication 146 comments
Motion Filed In 1st Circuit To Enjoin TSA's New Mandatory "AIT" Screening 129 comments
Hyatt Hotels Payment-Processing Systems Hit By Malware 32 comments
Wyndham Settlement: No Fine, But More Power To the FTC 17 comments
Investigation Into Security Director Who Hacked the Lottery Expands 167 comments
The Juniper VPN Backdoor: Buggy Code With a Dose of Shady NSA Crypto 61 comments
The Trials and Tribulations of America's Chief Internet Defender 22 comments
TSA Body Scanner Opt-out No Longer Guaranteed 278 comments
Google Tests Signing Into Accounts Using Your Phone, No Password Required 108 comments
Cisco Systems Will Be Auditing Their Code For Backdoors 128 comments
Oracle Settles FTC Charges Regarding Deceptive Java Security Updates 33 comments
Google Joins Mozilla, Microsoft In Pushing For Early SHA-1 Crypto Cutoff 115 comments
JavaScript User Prohibitions Are Like Content DRM, But Even Less Effective 188 comments
Drug Case In Ireland Has Fingerprints of Carnegie Mellon's Attack On Tor 72 comments
Deadline for Better Encryption on Payment Systems Pushed Back Two Years 91 comments
Hackers Have Infiltrated the US Power Grid's Control Networks 129 comments
Juniper's Backdoor Password Disclosed, Likely Added In Late 2013 107 comments
Database Leak Exposes 3.3 Million Hello Kitty Fans 92 comments
Israeli Firm Creates a Device That Can Hack Any Nearby Phone 143 comments
New Outlook Bug Doesn't Require Users To Interact With Emails To Be Compromised 102 comments
Phantom Squad Hacking Group Claims Credit For Three-Hour Xbox Live Outage 49 comments
Microsoft Extends SmartScreen To Foil Malvertising and Exploit Kits 48 comments
Strict New Security Measures Put In Place For CES 2016 Attendees 91 comments
'Unauthorized Code' In Juniper Firewalls Could Decrypt VPN Traffic 112 comments
EFF Launches Panopticlick 2.0 63 comments
LifeLock Agrees To Pay $100 Million Fine In Settlement With FTC 50 comments
Catalogue of Government Gear For Cellphone Spying 69 comments
Facebook, Researcher Spar Over Instagram Flaw Disclosure 31 comments
Canonical Patches the Raspberry Pi 2 Kernel of Ubuntu 15.10 16 comments
Ask Slashdot: Keeping My Data Mine? (2015 Edition) 132 comments
Over 650 TB of Data Up For Grabs From Publicly Exposed MongoDB Database 96 comments
PRESTON: The UK's "Big Brother" Comprehensive National Database System 57 comments
LizardSquad Copycats Planning DDoS Attacks On Xbox & PSN For Christmas 103 comments
CISA Surveillance Bill Hidden Inside Last Night's Budget Bill 166 comments
0-Day GRUB2 Authentication Bypass Hits Linux 144 comments
Following Data Leak, HIV Dating App's Developers Threaten Infection 105 comments
MacKeeper Discloses 13 Million Mac Users' Details With Poor Hash Protection 72 comments
21-Year-Old British Man Arrested In Connection With VTech Hack 53 comments
Carly Fiorina Says Government Needs a Way To "Work Around" Encryption 345 comments
Attackers Can Hijack Joomla Sites Via User-Agent Strings 66 comments
European Space Agency Records Leaked For Amusement, Attackers Say 74 comments
Twitter Users Warned About Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks 43 comments
Ask Slashdot: Security Monitoring Company That Accepts VPN Video Feeds? 136 comments
FBI: Just Don't Call Them Backdoors 347 comments
Google Bans Symantec Root Certificates 84 comments
Anonymous Goes After Donald Trump 365 comments
Steam Escrow System Drives Impatient Users To Fake Trading Sites Serving Malware 88 comments
Deputy Secretary of DHS On Agency's Role In Cybersecurity 19 comments
Quantum Computer Security? NASA Doesn't Want To Talk About It 86 comments
1 in 3 Patients Will Have Their Healthcare Records Compromised 68 comments
Dell, Toshiba and Lenovo Utilities Expose PCs To More Attacks 89 comments
Top Democratic Senator Will Seek Legislation To "Pierce" Through Encryption 556 comments
Microsoft Kills Many Critical Flaws, Some 0-Days, Un-Trusts One Wildcard Cert 103 comments
XSS Can Take Down Your IoT Wind Turbine 68 comments
Cybercriminals Learning To Filter Out Undercover Cops 63 comments
First Ever EU Rules On Cybersecurity 21 comments
Donald Trump: America Should Consider "Closing the Internet Up In Some Way" 735 comments
Hillary Clinton Urges Silicon Valley To 'Disrupt' ISIS 452 comments
Hackers Get Lazy, Build Trojan On Top of Android Rooting Utility 53 comments
No More Security Fixes For Older OpenSSL Branches 60 comments
Microsoft, Law Enforcement Disrupt Dorkbot Botnet 31 comments
Millions of Smart TVs, Phones and Routers At Risk From Old Vulnerability 65 comments
The Top Programming Languages That Spawn the Most Security Bugs 241 comments
Keep Two Bank Accounts To Beat Cyber Attacks, Says Bank of England Adviser 172 comments
IT Worker Fired After Massive Georgia Data Breach Speaks Out 113 comments
Let's Encrypt Is Now In Public Beta 135 comments
After Demanding $3 Million Ransom, Hacker Dumps Massive Customer Financial Data 124 comments
Scammy Tech Support Sites Now Serving Up Ransomware 43 comments
Zero-Day Bugs In Numerous Modems/Routers Could Compromise Millions of Users 81 comments
China Blamed For Attack On Australian Bureau of Meteorology 44 comments
Canonical Patches Two Kernel Vulnerabilities In Ubuntu 14.04 33 comments
Greek Banks Under Cyberattack, Face Ransom Demands 42 comments
Skip the Picks; Expert Uses Hammer To Open a Master Lock 222 comments
DHS Offering Free Vulnerability Scans, Penetration Tests 79 comments
After Twenty Years of Flash, Adobe Kills the Name 125 comments
Italy Invests 150 Million Euros In Surveillance, With Emphasis On PS4 Chats 62 comments
Sued For Using HTTPS: Companies In Crypto Patent Fight 130 comments
VTech Hack Gets Worse: Chat Logs, Kids' Photos Taken In Breach 69 comments
Book Review: Security Operations Center 14 comments
IoT Home Alarm System Can Be Easily Hacked and Spoofed 123 comments
Pwned Barbies Spying On Children? Toytalk CEO Downplays Hacking Reports 90 comments
Privacy Vulnerability Exposes VPN Users' Real IP Addresses 94 comments
LinkedIn's Own CSS Abused For Clickjacking Attacks 12 comments
VTech Hack Exposes Data On 4.8 Million Adults, 200,000 Kids 65 comments
Lenovo Patches Serious Vulnerabilities In PC System Update Tool 38 comments
Greenwald: Why the CIA Is Smearing Edward Snowden After Paris Attacks 298 comments
900 Embedded Devices Share Hard-Coded Certs, SSH Host Keys 48 comments
Critical Zen Cart Vulnerability Could Spell Black Friday Disaster For Shoppers 59 comments
This Gizmo Knows Your Amex Card Number Before You've Received It 68 comments
Even the Dumbest Ransomware Is Almost Unremovable On Smart TVs 151 comments
Second Root Cert-Private Key Pair Found On Dell Computer 65 comments
Pearson Credential Manager System Used By Cisco, IBM, F5 Has Been Breached 25 comments
Dell Accused of Installing 'Superfish-Like' Rogue Certificates On Laptops 92 comments
What the Sony Hack Looked Like To Employees 51 comments
New IBM Tech Lets Apps Authenticate You Without Personal Data 27 comments
Ransomware Expected To Hit 'Lifesaving' Medical Devices In 2016 108 comments
How Anonymous' War With Isis Is Actually Harming Counter-Terrorism 393 comments
CIOs Spend a Third of Their Time On Security 110 comments
The History of SQL Injection, the Hack That Will Never Go Away 193 comments
Whistleblowers: How NSA Created the 'Largest Failure' In Its History 119 comments
TrueCrypt Safer Than Previously Thought 42 comments
Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi Discloses Customer Names and Addresses 49 comments
600,000 Arris Cable Modems Have 'Backdoors In Backdoors,' Researcher Claims 76 comments
Meet Mårten Mickos, Serial Open Source CEO (Video) 23 comments
Investigation Reveals How Easy It Is To Hijack a Science Journal Website 18 comments
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