Kevin Fogarty | March 14, 2014
Apple replaced the random number generator that caused problems in iOS6 with one in iOS7 that’s even more predictable.
New NSA director Michael Rogers rejected suggestions by the Senate that his agency should cut back surveillance or submit to more oversight.
Kevin Fogarty | March 13, 2014
Russia’s defense ministry announced it is deploying armed, semi-autonomous robots to bolster missile-base defense.
Target IT spotted BlackPOS malware while it was still being installed, but bosses ignored warnings, according to an investigation by Bloomberg.
Kevin Fogarty | March 12, 2014
Hackers exploiting the pingback feature in WordPress got 162,000 WP servers to DDOS another one.
Fourteen Internet protocols could be used for large-scale DDOS attacks; six could be used as amplifiers pushing attacks orders of magnitude beyond the norm.
Kevin Fogarty | March 11, 2014
Arguing in social networks works until consensus develops; afterward, dissenters splinter off rather than change their own opinions.
Pew/Elon University survey of tech gurus predicts Internet will enable enormous changes… while fading into the background as a utility.
Kevin Fogarty | March 10, 2014
Sony/Panasonic Archival Disc is for datacenter archival use, despite dropping popularity in IT and a capacity drought in home markets.
Good security should be the default for technology, Snowden said. But technologists are the key to fixing federal security policies.
Kevin Fogarty | March 7, 2014
Researchers dissecting rootkit find 100+ modules, shocking stealth, attacks on EU government and armies.
Kevin Fogarty | March 6, 2014
New anti-Putin hacktivist group cracks Russian arms-export firm, posts (infected) 500MB of documents and passports.
A host of patent applications shows Apple’s effort to make iDevices into better media-control hubs and emergency robo-beacons.
Kevin Fogarty | March 5, 2014
Both sides use the Internet well, but can’t attack “real things” from cyberspace.
CIO Beth Jacobs, credited with updating Target’s Web, mobile and POS, took the fall for Target’s massive data breach.
Kevin Fogarty | March 4, 2014
Uroburos, a 3-year-old (and adaptable) spy tool, may already have been upgraded.
Department of Justice accuses Sprint of overcharging Feds by 58 percent for court-ordered wiretaps.
Kevin Fogarty | March 3, 2014
Hackers are using the poor security on home routers to launch large-scale attacks on consumers, according to security firm Team Cymru.
Competitor sues to keep leading coffee-pod maker Keurig from adding tech that will block unlicensed coffee pods from its machines.
Kevin Fogarty | February 28, 2014
The Secret Service is investigating warnings that Sears was attacked using techniques similar to those that brought down Target.
Google opened its maps engine to outside organizations wanting to use “dry” data to illustrate compelling pictures of the present or past.
Kevin Fogarty | February 27, 2014
According to Pew’s survey, 42 percent of Americans had never heard of the Internet in 1995. Now 87 percent use it frequently.
Identity theft continues to top consumer complaints, but the fraud that accompanies it is happening in many more ways than in the past.
Kevin Fogarty | February 26, 2014
A secure Android phone codenamed “Black,” aimed at defense and intelligence workers, will destroy its data if necessary.
A pair of new tools from university researchers are designed to fill in searches or code that humans fail to finish on their own.
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