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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Passwords Transmitted As Cleartext? 39 comments
Windows 10 Shares Your Wi-Fi Password With Contacts 406 comments
Amazon's New SSL/TLS Implementation In 6,000 Lines of Code 106 comments
Stanford Starts the 'Secure Internet of Things Project' 76 comments
White House Lures Mudge From Google To Launch Cyber UL 23 comments
Interviews: Brian Krebs Answers Your Questions 32 comments
RFC 7568 Deprecates SSLv3 As Insecure 53 comments
UK Researchers Find IPv6-Related Data Leaks In 11 of 14 VPN Providers 65 comments
How IKEA Patched Shellshock 151 comments
Malwarebytes Offers Pirates Its Premium Antimalware Product For Free 111 comments
Avira Wins Case Upholding Its Right To Block Adware 63 comments
Ask Slashdot: Are Post-Install Windows Slowdowns Inevitable? 512 comments
Samsung To Stop Blocking Automatic Windows Updates 23 comments
Cisco Security Appliances Found To Have Default SSH Keys 112 comments
My United Airlines Website Hack Gets Snubbed 187 comments
Put Your Enterprise Financial Data In the Cloud? Sure, Why Not 89 comments
Security Researcher Drops 15 Vulnerabilities for Windows and Adobe Reader 117 comments
Samsung Cripples Windows Update To Prevent Incompatible Drivers 289 comments
Car Hacking is 'Distressingly Easy' 165 comments
HP Researchers Disclose Details of Internet Explorer Zero Day 49 comments
US Securities and Exchange Commission Hunting Insider Trading Hackers 20 comments
Emergency Adobe Flash Patch Fixes Zero-Day Under Attack 71 comments
Hackers Exploit MacKeeper Flaw To Spread OS X Malware 63 comments
New Snowden Leaks Show NSA Attacked Anti-Virus Software 98 comments
The US Navy's Warfare Systems Command Just Paid Millions To Stay On Windows XP 192 comments
Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged In Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda 83 comments
Swedish Investigators Attempt Assange Interview; Wikileaks Makes Major Release 153 comments
Cyberattack Grounds Planes In Poland 40 comments
Samsung Fixes Cellphone Keyboard Vulnerability 41 comments
Secunia Drops Public Listing of Vulnerabilities 19 comments
Schneier: China and Russia Almost Definitely Have the Snowden Docs 157 comments
Encryption Would Not Have Protected Secret Federal Data, Says DHS 142 comments
Canadian Government Servers Compromised By Anonymous 79 comments
E-Detective Spy Tool Used By Police and Governments Has Major Security Holes 64 comments
The Internet of Things Is the Password Killer We've Been Waiting For 124 comments
Is Surespot the Latest Crypto War Victim? 26 comments
"Let's Encrypt" Project To Issue First Free Digital Certificates Next Month 97 comments
Interviews: Ask Brian Krebs About Security and Cybercrime 53 comments
Researchers Find Major Keychain Vulnerability in iOS and OS X 78 comments
Samsung Cellphone Keyboard Software Vulnerable To Attack 104 comments
US Lawmakers Demand Federal Encryption Requirements After OPM Hack 91 comments
Baseball Team Hacks Another Team's Networks, FBI Investigates 105 comments
Google Expands Security Rewards To Bugs In Android Devices 20 comments
Report: Aging Java Components To Blame For Massively Buggy Open-Source Software 130 comments
The Words That Indicate Malicious Domain URLs 84 comments
Malware Attacks Give Criminals 1,425% Return On Investment 124 comments
Hacks To Be Truly Paranoid About 106 comments
US Navy Solicits Zero Days 59 comments
LastPass Reporting a Security Breach, Including Authentication Hashes and Salts 206 comments
Rethinking Security: Securing Activities Instead of Computers 55 comments
A Tale of Election Intrigue Wins Bruce Schneier's 8th Movie-Plot Contest 57 comments
M0n0wall Fork SmallWall Has First Official Release 34 comments
Kaspersky Explains Why They Won't Say Who Hacked Them 124 comments
SF86 Data Captured In OPM Hack 173 comments
Samsung, LG Smartwatches Give Up Personal Data To Researchers 46 comments
New OpenSSL Security Advisory Announced 95 comments
Ask Toolbar Now Considered Malware By Microsoft 212 comments
Whitehouse Mandates HTTPS For Government Sites and Services 111 comments
Kaspersky Lab Reveals Cyberattack On Its Corporate Network 73 comments
German Parliament May Need To Replace All Hardware and Software To Stop Malware 189 comments
Why Our Brains Can't Process the Gravest Threats To Humanity 637 comments
US Tech Giants Ask Obama Not To Compromise Encryption 108 comments
49 Suspected Members of Cybercriminal Group Arrested In Europe 23 comments
Internet Explorer 11 Gains HTTP Strict Transport Security In Windows 7 and 8.1 56 comments
Wassenaar Treaty Will Hamper Bug Bounties 35 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should We Expect Attacks When Windows 2003 Support Ends? 117 comments
Developer Draws Legal Threat For Exposing Indian Telco's Net Neutrality Violation 134 comments
US Army Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army 116 comments
TSA Fails To Find Links To Terrorism of Airport Workers 166 comments
Report: Evidence of Healthcare Breaches Lurks On Infected Medical Devices 42 comments
China Denies Responsibility For US Government Data Breach 144 comments
2014 Underhanded C Contest Winners Announced 27 comments
Ask Slashdot: Options After Google Chrome Discontinues NPAPI Support? 208 comments
Opening Fixed-Code Garage Doors With a Toy In 10 Seconds 105 comments
SourceForge Responds To nmap Maintainer's Claims 172 comments
Microsoft Lets EU Governments Inspect Source Code For Security Issues 143 comments
Intel Security Scares Ransomware Script Kiddie Out of Business 117 comments
US Office of Personnel Management Hacked Again 73 comments
Users With Weak SSH Keys Had Access To GitHub Repositories For Popular Projects 25 comments
Typing 'http://:' Into a Skype Message Trashes the Installation Beyond Repair 225 comments
nmap Maintainer Warns He Doesn't Control nmap SourceForge Mirror 145 comments
100kb of Unusual Code Protecting Nuclear, ATC and United Nations Systems 145 comments
New SOHO Router Security Audit Uncovers Over 60 Flaws In 22 Models 66 comments
Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH 285 comments
Professional Russian Trolling Exposed 276 comments
US Airport Screeners Missed 95% of Weapons, Explosives In Undercover Tests 357 comments
Facebook Now Supports PGP To Send You Encrypted Emails 138 comments
Cybersecurity and the Tylenol Murders 74 comments
Ransomware Creator Apologizes For "Sleeper" Attack, Releases Decryption Keys 45 comments
Malware Attribution: Should We Identify the Crooks Who Deploy It? 87 comments
Macs Vulnerable To Userland Injected EFI Rootkits 82 comments
China Unveils World's First Facial Recognition ATM 129 comments
The Underground Hacking Economy 29 comments
Why Detecting Drones Is a Tough Gig 227 comments
Android M Arrives In Q3: Native Fingerprint Support, Android Pay, 'Doze' Mode 83 comments
A Text Message Can Crash An iPhone and Force It To Reboot 248 comments
Insurer Won't Pay Out For Security Breach Because of Lax Security 119 comments
IRS: Personal Info of 100,000 Taxpayers Accessed Illegally 85 comments
Linux/Moose Worm Targets Routers, Modems, and Embedded Systems 110 comments
Exploit Kit Delivers Pharming Attacks Against SOHO Routers 31 comments
Attackers Use Email Spam To Infect Point-of-Sale Terminals 85 comments
Sniffing and Tracking Wearable Tech and Smartphones 56 comments
Researchers Devise Voting System That Seems Secure, But Is Hard To Use 103 comments
Hacker Warns Starbucks of Security Flaw, Gets Accused of Fraud 107 comments
Adult Dating Site Hack Reveals Users' Sexual Preference, Extramarital Affairs 173 comments
NSA Planned To Hijack Google App Store To Hack Smartphones 94 comments
Netgear and ZyXEL Confirm NetUSB Flaw, Are Working On Fixes 34 comments
What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"? 385 comments
Security Researchers Wary of Wassenaar Rules 34 comments
Stanford Researcher Finds Little To Love In Would-Be Hacker Marketplace 75 comments
CareFirst Admits More Than a Million Customer Accounts Were Exposed In Security Breach 82 comments
US Proposes Tighter Export Rules For Computer Security Tools 126 comments
Telstra Says Newly Acquired Pacnet Hacked, Customer Data Exposed 15 comments
FBI: Social Media, Virtual Currency Fraud Becoming a Huge Problem 39 comments
Simple Flaw Exposed Data On Millions of Charter Internet Customers 29 comments
How 1990s Encryption Backdoors Put Today's Internet In Jeopardy 42 comments
Eugene Kaspersky: "Our Business Is Saving the World From Computer Villains" 288 comments
Critical Vulnerability In NetUSB Driver Exposes Millions of Routers To Hacking 70 comments
'Logjam' Vulnerability Threatens Encrypted Connections 71 comments
Symantec Data Protection 1 comments
Survey: 2/3 of Public Sector Workers Wouldn't Report a Security Breach 150 comments
Yubikey Neo Teardown and Durability Review 88 comments
Trojanized, Info-Stealing PuTTY Version Lurking Online 216 comments
Chris Roberts Is the Least Important Part of the Airplane Hacking Story 200 comments
FBI Alleges Security Researcher Tampered With a Plane's Flight Control Systems 190 comments
Penn State Yanks Engineering Network From Internet After China-Based Attack 101 comments
Mobile Spy Software Maker MSpy Hacked, Customer Data Leaked 79 comments
United Airlines Invites Hackers To Find Security Vulnerabilities 54 comments
Online Voting Should Be Verifiable -- But It's a Hard Problem 258 comments
Hackers Using Starbucks Gift Cards To Access Credit Cards 124 comments
US Passport Agency Contractor Stole Applicants' Data To Steal Their Identities 45 comments
Ask Slashdot: Security Certification For an Old Grad? 125 comments
'Venom' Security Vulnerability Threatens Most Datacenters 95 comments
Photo Printing Website Artisan State Allows Access To All User-Uploaded Photos 94 comments
Beware the Ticking Internet of Things Security Time Bomb 131 comments
Anonymous Accused of Running a Botnet Using Thousands of Hacked Home Routers 52 comments
Microsoft Is Confident In Security of Edge Browser 133 comments
The Best Way To Protect Real Passwords: Create Fake Ones 152 comments
GPU Malware Can Also Affect Windows PCs, Possibly Macs 49 comments
The Best-Paying IT Security Jobs of 2015 85 comments
'Breaking Bad' Crypto Ransomware Targets Australian Users 38 comments
Poor, Homegrown Encryption Threatens Open Smart Grid Protocol 111 comments
Proof-of-Concept Linux Rootkit Leverages GPUs For Stealth 67 comments
Cybersecurity Company Extorted Its Clients, Says Whistleblower 65 comments
Top Cyber Attack Vectors For Critical SAP Systems 65 comments
James Comey: the Man Who Wants To Outlaw Encryption 241 comments
Superfish Injects Ads In 1 In 25 Google Page Views 91 comments
LinkedIn Used To Create Database of 27,000 US Intelligence Personnel 82 comments
Self-Destructing Virus Kills Off PCs 107 comments
Researcher: Drug Infusion Pump Is the "Least Secure IP Device" He's Ever Seen 83 comments
FBI Releases Its Files On DEF CON: Not Amused By Spot-the-Fed 102 comments
MacKeeper May Have To Pay Millions In Class-Action Suit 41 comments
Cyberlock Lawyers Threaten Security Researcher Over Vulnerability Disclosure 87 comments
Microsoft: No More 'Patch Tuesday' For Windows 10 Home Users 141 comments
USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device 288 comments
Maritime Cybersecurity Firm: 37% of Microsoft Servers On Ships Are Vulnerable 51 comments
Hacking the US Prescription System 78 comments
CareerBuilder Cyberattack Delivers Malware Straight To Employers 48 comments
Researcher Bypasses Google Password Alert For Second Time 35 comments
Unnoticed For Years, Malware Turned Linux Servers Into Spamming Machines 180 comments
Chinese Security Vendor Qihoo 360 Caught Cheating In Anti-virus Tests 63 comments
Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web 324 comments
Once a Forgotten Child, OpenSSL's Future Now Looks Bright 76 comments
FBI Slammed On Capitol Hill For "Stupid" Ideas About Encryption 174 comments
Windows XP Support Deal Not Renewed By UK Government, Leaves PCs Open To Attack 137 comments
Google Announces "Password Alert" To Protect Against Phishing Attacks 76 comments
RealTek SDK Introduces Vulnerability In Some Routers 35 comments
Why Crypto Backdoors Wouldn't Work 105 comments
Researchers Mount Cyberattacks Against Surgery Robot 55 comments
New Zero Day Disclosed In WordPress Core Engine 89 comments
The Sun Newspaper Launches Anonymous Tor-Based WikiLeaks-Style SecureDrop 64 comments
Officials Say Russian Hackers Read Obama's Unclassified Emails 109 comments
Turning a Smartphone Display Into a Biometric Scanner 16 comments
Microsoft Opens Vulnerability Bounty Program For Spartan Browser 53 comments
Buggy Win 95 Code Almost Wrecked Stuxnet Campaign 93 comments
Allegation: Philly Cops Leaned Suspect Over Balcony To Obtain Password 225 comments
Pentagon Discloses Network Breach By Russian Hackers 64 comments
Good: Companies Care About Data Privacy Bad: No Idea How To Protect It 77 comments
Groupon Refuses To Pay Security Expert Who Found Serious XSS Site Bugs 148 comments
Researcher Discloses Methods For Bypassing All OS X Security Protections 130 comments
POS Vendor Uses Same Short, Numeric Password Non-Stop Since 1990 128 comments
Security Companies Accused of Exaggerating Iran's Cyberthreats Against the US 37 comments
House Bill Slashes Research Critical To Cybersecurity 198 comments
Swallowing Your Password 118 comments
New Javascript Attack Lets Websites Spy On the CPU's Cache 134 comments
Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10 190 comments
UK Police Chief: Some Tech Companies Are 'Friendly To Terrorists' 230 comments
Networking Library Bug Breaks HTTPS In ~1,500 iOS Apps 73 comments
Wi-Fi Attack Breaks iPhones By Locking Them Into an Endless Loop 1 comments
Tor Is Building the Next Generation Dark Net With Funding From DARPA 67 comments
How Security Companies Peddle Snake Oil 67 comments
New Dark Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits 30 comments
D-Link Apologizes For Router Security 107 comments
Chrome 43 Should Help Batten Down HTTPS Sites 70 comments
US Military To Recruit Civilian Cybersecurity Experts 67 comments
Exploit For Crashing Minecraft Servers Made Public 118 comments
FBI Accuses Researcher of Hacking Plane, Seizes Equipment 270 comments
Calling Out a GAO Report That Says In-Flight Wi-Fi Lets Hackers Access Avionics 113 comments
The Voting Machine Anyone Can Hack 105 comments
Gyro-Copter Lands On West Lawn of US Capitol, Pilot Arrested 327 comments
Why "Designed For Security" Is a Dubious Designation 58 comments
GAO Warns FAA of Hacking Threat To Airliners 78 comments
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found In Windows HTTP Stack 119 comments
Cracking Passwords With Statistics 136 comments
Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket 342 comments
Windows Remains Vulnerable To Serious 18-Year-Old SMB Security Flaw 171 comments
Chinese Hacker Group Targets Air-Gapped Networks 71 comments
The NSA Wants Tech Companies To Give It "Front Door" Access To Encrypted Data 212 comments
French Intelligence Bill: 5 Web Hosting Providers Threaten To Leave the Country 105 comments
NIST Solicits Comments On Electronic Authentication Guideline 7 comments
LG Split Screen Software Compromises System Security 187 comments
U.S. Gov't Grapples With Clash Between Privacy, Security 134 comments
'Let's Encrypt' Project Strives To Make Encryption Simple 116 comments
Google Is Too Slow At Clearing Junkware From the Chrome Extension Store 45 comments
French TV Network TV5Monde Targeted In 'Pro-ISIS' Cyberattack 71 comments
Apple Leaves Chinese CNNIC Root In OS X and iOS Trusted Stores 100 comments
US Started Keeping Secret Records of International Telephone Calls In 1992 81 comments
Greenwald Criticizes Universities' Funding-Driven Collaboration With NSA 49 comments
Anonabox Recalls Hundreds of Insecure 'Privacy' Routers 50 comments
Heartbleed One Year Later: Has Anything Changed? 53 comments
Why CSI: Cyber Matters 141 comments
TrueCrypt Alternatives Step Up Post-Cryptanalysis 83 comments
Research Finds Shoddy Security On Connected Home Gateways 88 comments
Mozilla Rolls Back Firefox 37's Opportunistic Encryption Over Security Issue 42 comments
The Problem With Using End-to-End Web Crypto as a Cure-All 89 comments
Google: Less Than One Percent of Android Devices Are Affected By Harmful Apps 91 comments
TrueCrypt Audit: No NSA Backdoors 142 comments
DHS: Drug Infusion Pumps Vulnerable To Trivial Hacks 37 comments
Laptop Destroyed Over Snowden Leaks Is Now an Art Exhibit 52 comments
How to Prepare for an IT Security Disaster (Video) 23 comments
EFF: Wider Use of HTTPS Could Have Prevented Attack Against GitHub 48 comments
MP3 Backend of Firefox and Thunderbird Found Vulnerable 60 comments
Obama Authorizes Penalties For Foreign Cyber Attackers 144 comments
Angry Boss Phishing Emails Prompt Fraudulent Wire Transfers 36 comments
Firefox 37 Released 156 comments
EFF Questions US Government's Software Flaw Disclosure Policy 18 comments
Ask Slashdot: Who's Going To Win the Malware Arms Race? 155 comments
China's Foreign Ministry: China Did Not Attack Github, We Are the Major Victims 137 comments
Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You 349 comments
How Malvertising Abuses Real-Time Bidding On Ad Networks 113 comments
Secret Service Plans New Fence, Full Scale White House Replica, But No Moat 175 comments
NSA: We Mulled Ending Phone Program Before Edward Snowden Leaks 140 comments
Startups Increasingly Targeted With Hacks 49 comments
UK Licensing Site Requires MSIE Emulation, But Won't Work With MSIE 158 comments
Github Under JS-Based "Greatfire" DDoS Attack, Allegedly From Chinese Government 116 comments
Big Vulnerability In Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests At Risk 40 comments
'Bar Mitzvah Attack' Plagues SSL/TLS Encryption 23 comments
RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes" 326 comments
NJ School District Hit With Ransomware-For-Bitcoins Scheme 167 comments
Many Password Strength Meters Are Downright Weak, Researchers Say 159 comments
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