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Maritime Cybersecurity Firm: 37% of Microsoft Servers On Ships Are Vulnerable 31 comments
Hacking the US Prescription System 77 comments
CareerBuilder Cyberattack Delivers Malware Straight To Employers 47 comments
Researcher Bypasses Google Password Alert For Second Time 34 comments
Unnoticed For Years, Malware Turned Linux Servers Into Spamming Machines 179 comments
Chinese Security Vendor Qihoo 360 Caught Cheating In Anti-virus Tests 62 comments
Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web 317 comments
Once a Forgotten Child, OpenSSL's Future Now Looks Bright 76 comments
FBI Slammed On Capitol Hill For "Stupid" Ideas About Encryption 172 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 71 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 63 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
Flash-Based Vulnerability Lingers On Many Websites, Three Years Later 42 comments
Chinese CA Issues Certificates To Impersonate Google 139 comments
Hack Air-Gapped Computers Using Heat 123 comments
Possible Security Breach 49 comments
Nobody Is Sure What Should Count As a Cyber Incident 49 comments
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Introduces the Doomsday Dashboard 92 comments
Leaked Snowden Docs Show Canada's "False Flag" Operations 202 comments
Cisco SPA300/500 IP Phones Vulnerable To Remote Eavesdropping 45 comments
UK Government Admits Intelligence Services Allowed To Break Into Any System 107 comments
LightEater Malware Attack Places Millions of Unpatched BIOSes At Risk 83 comments
MRIs Show Our Brains Shutting Down When We See Security Prompts 79 comments
South Korea Begins To Deprecate ActiveX 95 comments
GoDaddy Accounts Vulnerable To Social Engineering (and Photoshop) 70 comments
How 'The Cloud' Eats Away at Your Online Privacy (Video) 86 comments
Every Browser Hacked At Pwn2own 2015, HP Pays Out $557,500 In Awards 237 comments
At Least 700,000 Routers Given To Customers By ISPs Are Vulnerable To Hacking 96 comments
Target To Pay $10 Million In Proposed Settlement For 2013 Data Breach 54 comments
NZ Customs Wants Power To Require Passwords 200 comments
Microsoft Says Free Windows 10 Upgrades For Pirates Will Be Unsupported 193 comments
OpenSSL Security Update Less Critical Than Expected, Still Recommended 64 comments
Persistent BIOS Rootkit Implant To Debut At CanSecWest 120 comments
Microsoft Blacklists Fake Finnish Certificate 29 comments
Personal Healthcare Info of Over 11M Premera Customers Compromised 69 comments
Windows 10's Biometric Security Layer Introduced 138 comments
White House Proposal Urges All Federal Websites To Adopt HTTPS 155 comments
Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times 132 comments
Ex-NSA Researcher Claims That DLL-Style Attacks Work Just Fine On OS X 93 comments
Fraud Rampant In Apple Pay 269 comments
Judicial Committee Approves FBI Plan To Expand Hacking Powers 79 comments
You Don't Need to Start as a Teen to be an Ethical Hacker (Video) 56 comments
Yahoo Debuts End-To-End Encryption Email Plugin, Password-Free Logins 213 comments
MIT Launches Three-pronged Effort To Thwart Cyber Attacks 43 comments
Google Error Leaks Website Owners' Personal Information 42 comments
Panda Antivirus Flags Itself As Malware 99 comments
Obama Administration Wants More Legal Power To Disrupt Botnets 67 comments
New Crypto-Ransomware Encrypts Video Game Files 73 comments
Ask Slashdot - Breaking Into Penetration Testing At 30 205 comments
Flaw In Dropbox SDK For Android Lets Attackers Steal Data Sent To Users' Account 23 comments
New Evidence Strengthens NSA Ties To Equation Group Malware 129 comments
Why Israel Could Be the Next Cybersecurity World Power 163 comments
Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server 609 comments
Lawsuit Claims Major Automakers Have Failed To Guard Against Hackers 107 comments
Incomplete Microsoft Patch Left Machines Exposed To Stuxnet LNK Vulnerability 33 comments
CIA Tried To Crack Security of Apple Devices 119 comments
Exploiting the DRAM Rowhammer Bug To Gain Kernel Privileges 180 comments
Kali Linux On a Raspberry Pi (A/B+/2) With LUKS Disk Encryption 37 comments
Listen To a Microsoft Support Scam As It Happened 229 comments
NSA Director Argues For "Red Button" Autonomy Against Unattributed Cyber-Attacks 107 comments
Lenovo Still Shipping Laptops With Superfish 127 comments
uTorrent Quietly Installs Cryptocurrency Miner 275 comments
Anthem Blocking Federal Auditor From Doing Vulnerability Scans 116 comments
Firefox 37 To Check Security Certificates Via Blocklist 29 comments
New Zealand Spied On Nearly Two Dozen Pacific Countries 129 comments
US Air Traffic Control System Is Riddled With Vulnerabilities 60 comments
Schneier: Either Everyone Is Cyber-secure Or No One Is 130 comments
FREAK Attack Threatens SSL Clients 89 comments
Flaw In GoPro Update Mechanism Reveals Users' Wi-Fi Passwords 35 comments
Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions 564 comments
Jolla Partners With SSH To Create Sailfish Secure 30 comments
Pharming Attack Targets Home Router DNS Settings 39 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Does One Verify Hard Drive Firmware? 324 comments
Uber Discloses Database Breach, Targets GitHub With Subpoena 47 comments
Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs 107 comments
Simple IT Security Tactics for Small Businesses (Video) 32 comments
Lenovo Saying Goodbye To Bloatware 210 comments
Fighting Scams Targeting the Elderly With Old-School Tech 98 comments
OPSEC For Activists, Because Encryption Is No Guarantee 89 comments
Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them 114 comments
Lizard Squad Claims Attack On Lenovo Days After Superfish 36 comments
3 Million Strong RAMNIT Botnet Taken Down 23 comments
US Govt and Private Sector Developing "Precrime" System Against Cyber-Attacks 55 comments
It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy 270 comments
Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course 309 comments
Advertising Tool PrivDog Compromises HTTPS Security 95 comments
NSA, GHCQ Implicated In SIM Encryption Hack 155 comments
Ars: SSL-Busting Code That Threatened Lenovo Users Found In a Dozen More Apps 113 comments
Linux Foundation: Bugs Can Be Made Shallow With Proper Funding 95 comments
Homeland Security Urges Lenovo Customers To Remove Superfish 134 comments
US State Department Can't Get Rid of Email Hackers 86 comments
Also Hackable: Drive-Through Car Washes 103 comments
TrueCrypt Audit Back On Track After Silence and Uncertainty 112 comments
Lenovo To Wipe Superfish Off PCs 266 comments
Superfish Security Certificate Password Cracked, Creating New Attack Vector 144 comments
New Android Trojan Fakes Device Shut Down, Spies On Users 118 comments
Duplicate SSH Keys Put Tens of Thousands of Home Routers At Risk 114 comments
Lenovo Allegedly Installing "Superfish" Proxy Adware On New Computers 248 comments
Jamie Oliver's Website Serving Malware 125 comments
Credit Card Fraud Could Peak In 2015 As the US Moves To EMV 449 comments
FreeBSD-Current Random Number Generator Broken 105 comments
Government, Military and Private Sector Fighting Over Next-Gen Cyber-Warriors 68 comments
'Babar' Malware Attributed To France 65 comments
MN Legislature Introduces Amendment To Protect Electronic Communications 46 comments
Flaw In Netgear Wi-Fi Routers Exposes Admin Password, WLAN Details 57 comments
How "Omnipotent" Hackers Tied To NSA Hid For 14 Years and Were Found At Last 115 comments
Bank Hackers Steal Millions Via Malware 131 comments
New Encryption Method Fights Reverse Engineering 215 comments
Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone 232 comments
Netatmo Weather Station Sends WPA Passwords In the Clear 37 comments
US Gas Pump Hacked With 'Anonymous' Tagline 101 comments
Microsoft Fixes Critical Remotely Exploitable Windows Root-Level Design Bug 136 comments
Facebook Launches ThreatExchange To Let Companies Share Threat Info 30 comments
EU Parliament Blocks Outlook Apps For Members Over Privacy Concerns 24 comments
Airport Using Google Glass For Security and Passenger Information 36 comments
New Multi-Purpose Backdoor Targets Linux Servers 98 comments
Report: Automakers Fail To Fully Protect Against Hacking 100 comments
Utah Cyberattacks, Up To 300 Million Per Day, May Be Aimed At NSA Facility 58 comments
How To Hack a BMW: Details On the Security Flaw That Affected 2.2 Million Cars 83 comments
Employees In Swedish Office Complex Volunteer For RFID Implants For Access 168 comments
Uber Will Add Panic Button and Location/Journey Sharing In India 91 comments
With Insider Help, ID Theft Ring Stole $700,000 In Apple Gift Cards 57 comments
GPG Programmer Werner Koch Is Running Out of Money 222 comments
Why Gmail Has Better Security Than Your Bank 271 comments
US Health Insurer Anthem Suffers Massive Data Breach 223 comments
Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser? 223 comments
If a Financial Institution Mishandles My Data, What Recourse Do I Have? 224 comments
BMW Patches Security Flaw Affecting Over 2 Million Vehicles 44 comments
Syrian Social Hack Co-Opts Fighter's Computers 71 comments
New Google Security Reward Program Announcement 32 comments
OpenSSH Will Feature Key Discovery and Rotation For Easier Switching To Ed25519 88 comments
Tech Companies Worried Over China's New Rules For Selling To Banks 127 comments
D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking 64 comments
Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers Bridge the Airgap 86 comments
Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States 378 comments
Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites 203 comments
Book Review: Designing and Building a Security Operations Center 29 comments
Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure 375 comments
Security-Focused BlackPhone Was Vulnerable To Simple Text Message Bug 46 comments
Lizard Squad Hits Malaysia Airlines Website 41 comments
White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap 236 comments
Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law 313 comments
Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3 579 comments
Ed Felten: California Must Lead On Cybersecurity 80 comments
Made-In-Nigeria Smart Cards To Extend Financial Services To the Poor 40 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid? 467 comments
'Never Miss Another Delivery' - if You Have a TrackPIN (Video) 85 comments
U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks 100 comments
Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile 83 comments
Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products 114 comments
Adobe Patches One Flash Zero Day, Another Still Unfixed 49 comments
Oracle Releases Massive Security Update 79 comments Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites 204 comments
Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants 148 comments
Silverlight Exploits Up, Java Exploits Down, Says Cisco 55 comments
Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force" 693 comments
The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password" 197 comments
Researchers Use Siri To Steal Data From iPhones 55 comments
Microsoft Outlook Users In China Hit With MITM Attack 35 comments
Spanish Judge Cites Use of Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator 174 comments
19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks 206 comments
Google Releases More Windows Bugs 263 comments
US/UK Will Stage 'Cyber-Attack War Games' As Pressure Against Encryption Mounts 77 comments
Simple Rogue WiFi Hotspot Captures High Profile Data 67 comments
Adobe Patches Nine Vulnerabilities In Flash 95 comments
NSA Official: Supporting Backdoored Random Number Generator Was "Regrettable" 106 comments
Cyber Attacks Demonstrated On Autonomous Ground Vehicles 52 comments
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