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New Privacy Vulnerability In IOT Devices: Traffic Rate Metadata 14 comments
Security Analyst Concludes Windows 10 Enterprise 'Tracks Too Much' 244 comments
Hackers Have Targeted Both the Trump Organization And Democrat Election Data 217 comments
10 Years Later: FileZilla Adds Support For Master Password That Encrypts Your Logins 78 comments
Two Different Studies Find Thousands of Bugs In Pacemakers, Insulin Pumps and Other Medical Devices 48 comments
Chipotle Says 'Most' of Its Restaurants Were Infected With Credit Card Stealing Malware 114 comments
Major US Tech Firms Press Congress For Internet Surveillance Reforms 38 comments
83 Percent Of Security Staff Waste Time Fixing Other IT Problems 205 comments
US Intelligence Community Has Lost Credibility Due To Leaks 338 comments
Manchester Attack Could Lead To Internet Crackdown 380 comments
Vermont DMV Caught Using Illegal Facial Recognition Program 109 comments
Robot Police Officer Goes On Duty In Dubai 49 comments
The Trump Administration Wants To Be Able To Track and Hack Your Drone 215 comments
Wikimedia Is Clear To Sue the NSA Over Its Use of Warrantless Surveillance Tools 60 comments
DEFCON Conference To Target Voting Machines 105 comments
Ask Slashdot: ISPs That Respect Your Online Privacy? 90 comments
Microsoft Announces 'Windows 10 China Government Edition', Lets Country Use Its Own Encryption 108 comments
Microsoft Says a Chinese 'Gaming Service' Company Is Hacking Xbox Accounts 31 comments
Hackers Hit Russian Bank Customers, Planned International Cyber Raids 19 comments
Privacy-Focused Debian-Based Tails 3.0 Reaches RC Status 32 comments
Julian Assange Still Faces Legal Jeopardy In Three Countries 234 comments
Netgear Adds Support For "Collecting Analytics Data" To Popular R7000 Router 110 comments
Delta Airlines Tests Facial Recognition To Speed Up Baggage Check-In 57 comments
BlackBerry Working With Automakers On Antivirus Tool For Your Car 45 comments
Almost All WannaCry Victims Were Running Windows 7 123 comments
Federal Agents Used a Stingray To Track an Immigrant's Phone 103 comments
A Bug in Twitter's Old Vine App May Have Exposed Your Email 6 comments
French Researchers Find Last-ditch Cure To Unlock WannaCry Files 36 comments
Hacker Steals 17 Million Zomato Users' Data, Briefly Puts It On Dark Web 32 comments
Font Sharing Site DaFont Has Been Hacked, Exposing Thousands of Accounts 17 comments
Windows XP PCs Infected By WannaCry Can Be Decrypted Without Paying Ransom 60 comments
'WannaCry Makes an Easy Case For Linux' 408 comments
EU Fines Facebook $122 Million Over Misleading Information On WhatsApp Deal 31 comments
Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago 327 comments
Chelsea Manning Set To Be Released From Prison, 28 Years Early 541 comments
European Privacy Regulators Take Coordinated Action Against Facebook 53 comments
Group Linked To NSA Spy Leaks Threatens Sale of New Tech Secrets 105 comments
Hackers Aligned With Vietnam Government Are Attacking Foreign Companies 19 comments
Breach at DocuSign Led To Targeted Email Malware Campaign 20 comments
WikiLeaks Dump Reveals CIA Malware That Can Sabotage User Software 116 comments
WannaCry Ransomware Shares Code With North Korean Malware, Says Researchers 106 comments
Disney Chief Bob Iger Says Hackers Claim To Have Stolen Upcoming Movie 121 comments
UK Tabloids Doxxed the 'Hero' Hacker Who Stopped a Global Cyberattack 164 comments
'Don't Tell People To Turn Off Windows Update, Just Don't' 507 comments
Gizmodo Went Phishing With the Trump Team -- Will They Catch a Charge? 122 comments
Slashdot Asks: In the Wake Of Ransomware Attacks, Should Tech Companies Change Policies To Support Older OSs Indefinitely? 360 comments
UK Group Fights Arrest Over Refusing To Surrender Passwords At The Border 284 comments
Microsoft Wants To Monitor Your Workplace With AI, Computer Vision and the Cloud 112 comments
British PM Candidate Promises Social Media Crackdown 218 comments
HP Issues Fix For Keylogger Found On Several Laptop Models 72 comments
Trump Signs Executive Order On Cybersecurity 173 comments
NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project To Entire Internet 75 comments
Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops, Says Report 116 comments
New IoT Malware Targets 100,000 IP Cameras Via Known Flaw 60 comments
Call Center Operator and His Cousin Steal $645,000 From UK Water Supplier 97 comments
FCC Should Prove DDoS Attacks Stopped Net Neutrality Comments 104 comments
ISPs Could Take Down Large Parts of Bitcoin Ecosystem If They Wanted To 72 comments
Google Researchers Find Wormable 'Crazy Bad' Windows Exploit 74 comments
Inside Germany's Plan To Kill Online Registrations 140 comments
Intel's Remote Hijacking Flaw Was 'Worse Than Anyone Thought' 200 comments
A New Use For Browser Fingerprints: Defeating Spoofing 64 comments
The FBI Defends Deploying Malware From A Tor Child Porn Site 244 comments
HandBrake Urges Mac Users To Verify Recent Download, Says Mirror Server Was Compromised 22 comments
US To Seek Social Media Details From Certain Visa Applicants 76 comments
More Than Half of People Believe Using Spyware To Snoop On Family Members Is Legal, Study Finds 159 comments
Microsoft Tests a Secured Edge Browser For Business 66 comments
Leaked Document Reveals UK Plans For Wider Internet Surveillance 92 comments
A New Instance of Android Malware is Discovered Every 10 Seconds, Say Researchers 106 comments
Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Uber 87 comments
Google Was Warned About This Week's Mass Phishing Email Attack Six Years Ago 45 comments
Billboards Target Lawmakers Who Voted To Let ISPs Sell User Information 91 comments
User Expresses Privacy Concerns After Software Update Replaces Default Phone App 95 comments
How Good is Antivirus Software at Protecting Itself? 73 comments
Over 200 Android Apps Are Currently Using Ultrasonic Beacons To Track Users 192 comments
Court Rules In 'Sextortion' Case That Phone PINs Are Not Protected By Fifth Amendment 410 comments
Gmail, Google Docs Users Hit By Massive Email Phishing Scam 60 comments
NSA Collected Americans' Phone Records Despite Law Change, Says Report 122 comments
Intel Patches Remote Execution Hole That's Been Hidden In Its Chips Since 2008 164 comments
Taser Will Use Police Body Camera Videos 'To Anticipate Criminal Activity' 76 comments
Facebook Lets Advertisers Target Insecure Teens, Says Report 118 comments
Massive Tinder Photo Scrape Has Users Upset 80 comments
How To Delete Your Data From Google's 'My Activity' 44 comments
Debian Developer Imprisoned In Russia Over Alleged Role In Riots 93 comments
Encrypted WhatsApp Message Recovered From Westminster Terrorist's Phone 143 comments
Stray WiFi Signals Could Let Spies See Inside Closed Rooms 41 comments
Open Ports Create Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones 122 comments
WikiLeaks Reveals the 'Snowden Stopper': CIA Tool To Track Whistleblowers 89 comments
A Database of Thousands of Credit Cards Was Left Exposed on the Open Internet 37 comments
NSA Halts Collection of Americans' Emails About Foreign Targets 48 comments
The Internet-of-Things is Maturing 33 comments
Lawsuit: Fox News Group Hacked, Surveilled, and Stalked Ex-Host Andrea Tantaros 100 comments
Chrome Will Start Marking HTTP Sites In Incognito Mode As Non-Secure In October 67 comments
'World's Most Secure' Email Service Is Easily Hackable 77 comments
Hackers Exploited Word Flaw For Months While Microsoft Investigated 46 comments
British Cops Will Scan Every Fan's Face At the Champions League Final 89 comments
Amazon Wants To Put a Camera and Microphone in Your Bedroom 207 comments
Uber Gets Sued Over Alleged 'Hell' Program To Track Lyft Drivers 37 comments
NSA's DoublePulsar Kernel Exploit a 'Bloodbath' 187 comments
CIA, FBI Launch Manhunt For WikiLeaks Source 199 comments
EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying On Students 84 comments
Developer of BrickerBot Malware Claims He Destroyed Over Two Million Devices 88 comments
DOJ: Russian 'Superhacker' Gets 27 Years In Prison 50 comments
Microsoft Improves Gmail Experience For Windows 10 Insiders, But There Are Privacy Concerns 70 comments
LinkedIn Apologizes For Trying To Connect Everyone In Real Life 71 comments
Google Home Now Recognizes Specific Users' Voices, Gains Support For Multiple Accounts 48 comments
Mastercard is Building Fingerprint Scanners Directly Into Its Cards 85 comments
China To Question Apple About Live-Streaming Apps On App Store That Violate Internet Regulations 31 comments
Microsoft's Skype Is Most Used Messaging Service For Cyber Criminals, Study Finds 57 comments
Bose Headphones Secretly Collected User Data, Lawsuit Reveals 231 comments
Trump Administration Kills Open.Gov, Will Not Release White House Visitor Logs 268 comments
Microsoft Says Previous Windows Patches Fixed Newly Leaked NSA Exploits 48 comments
Chrome 59 To Address Punycode Phishing Attack 69 comments
GOP Congressman Defending Privacy Vote: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet' 307 comments
Burger King Won't Take a Hint; Alters TV Ad To Evade Google's Block 606 comments
NSA-Leaking Shadow Brokers Just Dumped Its Most Damaging Release Yet 111 comments
Virgin Media Starts Turning Customer Routers Into Public Wi-Fi Hotspots 149 comments
Microsoft Says US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Requests More Than Doubled 42 comments
Roku-Enabled TVs Will Soon 'Listen' To Programs You're Watching To Suggest Streaming Content 52 comments
West Point Researchers Demonstrate Passive Netflix Traffic Analysis Attack 64 comments
VPN Providers Report Huge Increase In Downloads, Usage Since Privacy Rules Were Repealed 67 comments
Employees in the Dark About Data Retention Policy 40 comments
Scientists Prove Your Phone's PIN Can Be Stolen Using Its Gyroscope Data 61 comments
Thousands of Fake Google Maps Listings Redirect Users To Fraudulent Sites 36 comments
Amazon's Third-Party Sellers Hit By Hackers 37 comments
Spyware Firms in Breach of Global Sanctions 29 comments
A Huge Trove of Patient Data Leaks, Thanks To Telemarketers' Bad Security 44 comments
Server Snafu Exposes Ask.com User Search Queries Via Internal Status Page 10 comments
Hacker Group Leaks 'NSA's Top Secret Arsenal of Digital Weapons' 69 comments
Ransomware Asks For High Score Instead of Money 36 comments
WikiLeaks Reveals Grasshopper, the CIA's Windows Hacking Tool 87 comments
The Trump Administration No Longer Wants Twitter To Reveal the Owner of an Anti-Trump Account 92 comments
Facebook To Use Photo-Matching To Block Repeat 'Revenge Porn' 70 comments
New Destructive Malware Intentionally Bricks IoT Devices 163 comments
Facebook Messenger Now Analyzes Your Chats To Give You Recommendations 70 comments
Android Devices Can Be Fatally Hacked By Malicious Wi-Fi Networks 154 comments
Canada's RCMP National Police Force Reveals Use of Secretive Cellphone Surveillance Technology 38 comments
Taser Offers Free Body Cameras To All US Police 82 comments
Phony VPN Services Are Cashing In On America's War On Privacy 69 comments
FCC's Ajit Pai Says Broadband Market Too Competitive For Strict Privacy Rules 154 comments
Microsoft Finally Reveals What Data Windows 10 Really Collects 286 comments
'Arctic World Archive' Will Keep the World's Data Safe In an Arctic Mineshaft 71 comments
Gigabyte Firmware Bugs Allow the Installation of BIOS/UEFI Ransomware 49 comments
Security Researcher Says Samsung's Tizen OS Is The Worst Code He's Ever Seen 109 comments
'Extreme Vetting' Would Require Visitors To US To Share Contacts, Passwords 505 comments
Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK and US Net Plans 48 comments
Bill Would Stop Warrantless Border Device Searches of US Citizens 128 comments
Companies Start Implanting Microchips Into Workers' Bodies 178 comments
AIG Is Now Selling Cyber Insurance, But Only To High Net Worth Individuals 42 comments
Drone Complaints Soar in the UK 42 comments
Tor Browser Will Feature More Rust Code 149 comments
How To Protect Your Privacy Online 130 comments
USB Canary Sends An SMS When Someone Tinkers With Your USB Ports 40 comments
Verizon, AT&T, Comcast Say They Will Not Sell Customer Browsing Histories 125 comments
CIA Tricked Antivirus Programs, Claims WikiLeaks 94 comments
Millions of Websites Affected By Unpatched Flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 Web Server 91 comments
Minnesota Senate Votes To Bar Selling ISP Data 112 comments
Will VPNs Protect Your Privacy? It's Complicated 141 comments
Verizon To Force 'AppFlash' Spyware On Android Phones 120 comments
Activist Starts a Campaign To Buy and Publish Browsing Histories of Politicians Who Passed Anti-Privacy Law 325 comments
DJI Proposes New Electronic 'License Plate' For Drones 107 comments
Hong Kong Government Loses Laptops Containing Personal Data of 3.7 Million Voters 19 comments
US Congress Votes To Shred ISP Privacy Rules 547 comments
Facial Recognition Database Used By FBI Is Out of Control, House Committee Hears 90 comments
Microsoft Yanks Docs.com Search After Complaints of Exposed Sensitive Files 55 comments
Comcast Launches New 24/7 Workplace Surveillance Service 152 comments
'Why The US Senate's Vote To Throw Out ISP Privacy Laws Isn't All Bad' 110 comments
Microsoft Delivers Secure China-Only Cut of Windows 10 98 comments
Some Of Hacker Group's Claims Of Having Access To 250M iCloud Accounts Aren't False 45 comments
US Ordered 'Mandatory Social Media Check' For Visa Applicants Who Visited ISIS Territory 197 comments
Feds: We're Pulling Data From 100 Phones Seized During Trump Inauguration 233 comments
WikiLeaks' New Dump Shows How The CIA Allegedly Hacked Macs and iPhones Almost a Decade Ago 113 comments
LastPass Bugs Allow Malicious Websites To Steal Passwords 126 comments
Hackers Claim Access To 300 Million iCloud Accounts, Demand $75,000 From Apple To Delete the Cache of Data 122 comments
Microsoft's Edge Was Most Hacked Browser At Pwn2Own 2017, While Chrome Remained Unhackable 147 comments
Burglars Can Easily Make Google Nest Security Cameras Stop Recording 71 comments
Twitter Suspended Hundreds of Thousands of Accounts Amid 'Violent Extremism' 202 comments
New Technology Combines Lip Motion and Passwords For User Authentication 54 comments
IBM Unveils Blockchain As a Service Based On Open Source Hyperledger Fabric Technology 42 comments
Royal Jordanian Airlines Bans Use of Electronics After US Voices Security 'Concerns' 109 comments
Hundreds of Cisco Switches Vulnerable To Flaw Found in WikiLeaks Files 76 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Implement Site-Wide File Encryption? 151 comments
Windows 10 UAC Bypass Uses Backup and Restore Utility 58 comments
Judge Grants Search Warrant For Everyone Who Searched a Crime Victim's Name On Google 101 comments
Google's Allo App Can Reveal To Your Friends What You've Searched 61 comments
Judge Rejects Google Deal Over Email Scanning 48 comments
Buying a Samsung TV Online Could Jeopardize Your Data 30 comments
NSA, DOE Say China's Supercomputing Advances Put US At Risk 130 comments
Inside a Phishing Gang That Targets Victims of iPhone Theft 15 comments
Millions of Records Leaked From Huge US Corporate Database 66 comments
Many Smartphone Owners Don't Take Steps To Secure Their Devices 143 comments
Hacking Victim Can't Sue Foreign Government For Hacking Him On US Soil, Says Court 102 comments
Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked Use 113 comments
It's Possible To Hack a Smartphone With Sound Waves, Researchers Show 41 comments
Germany Plans To Fine Social Media Sites Over Hate Speech 305 comments
Facebook Admits Flaw in Image Moderation After BBC Report 57 comments
FBI Says It Can't Release iPhone Hacking Tool Because It Might Still Be Useful 70 comments
Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft Are Helping Google Fight an Order To Hand Over Foreign Emails 67 comments
Nintendo Switch Ships With Unpatched 6-Month-Old WebKit Vulnerabilities 89 comments
Facebook and Instagram Ban Developers From Using Data For Surveillance 63 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Solve the Instant Messaging Problem? 456 comments
The Most Striking Thing About the WikiLeaks CIA Data Dump Is How Little Most People Cared 308 comments
What The CIA WikiLeaks Dump Tells Us: Encryption Works 202 comments
Tim Berners-Lee Warns About the Web's Three Biggest Threats 91 comments
Notepad++ Update Fixes 'CIA Hacking' Issue 82 comments
How The FBI Used Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance 164 comments
New 'USG' Firewalls Protect USB Drives From Malicious Attacks 67 comments
Malware Found Preinstalled On 38 Android Phones Used By 2 Companies 54 comments
New Bill Would Allow Employers To Demand Genetic Testing From Workers 397 comments
MAC Address Randomization Flaws Leave Android and iOS Phones Open To Tracking 56 comments
Message For AMD: Open PSP Will Improve Security, Hinder Intel 52 comments
Google's reCAPTCHA Turns 'Invisible,' Will Separate Bots From People Without Challenges 160 comments
Nearly 200,000 Wi-Fi Cameras Are Open To Hacking 46 comments
How Wiretaps Actually Work 519 comments
China Expresses Concern at Revelations in Wikileaks Dump of Hacked CIA Data 122 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should You Use Password Managers? 415 comments
GOP Senators' New Bill Would Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data 300 comments
Apple Says It's Already Fixed Many WikiLeaks Security Issues 109 comments
Federal Criminal Probe Being Opened Into WikiLeaks' Publication of CIA Documents 236 comments
Hey CIA, You Held On To Security Flaw Information -- But Now It's Out. That's Not How It Should Work 246 comments
WikiLeaks CIA Files: The 6 Biggest Spying Secrets Revealed By the Release of 'Vault 7' 457 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Best Protect Client Files From Wireless Hacking? 140 comments
WikiLeaks Reveals CIA's Secret Hacking Tools and Spy Operations 447 comments
Mozilla Firefox 52 Released As ESR Branch, Will Receive Security Updates Until 2018 91 comments
Huge Database Leak Reveals 1.37 Billion Email Addresses and Exposes Illegal Spam Operation 141 comments
Exploit that Caused iPhones To Repeatedly Dial 911 Reveals Grave Cybersecurity Threat, Say Experts 71 comments
FBI Dismisses Child Porn Case Rather Than Reveal Their Tor Browser Exploit 244 comments
Local Police Departments Are Building Their Own DNA Databases 50 comments
Bill Would Legalize Active Defense Against Hacks 96 comments
Mike Pence Used His AOL Email For Indiana State Business -- and It Got Hacked 445 comments
AI Scientists Gather to Plot Doomsday Scenarios 126 comments
Can Technology Prevent Cops From Forgetting To Turn On Their Body Cameras? 167 comments
Marissa Mayer Is Giving Yahoo Employees Her Annual Bonus To Make Up For Massive Hacks 108 comments
Yahoo Says Forged Cookie Attack Accessed About 32 Million Accounts 30 comments
Software Engineer Detained At JFK, Given Test To Prove He's An Engineer 553 comments
White House Supports Renewal of Spy Law Without Reforms 61 comments
Severe SQL Injection Flaw Discovered In WordPress Plugin With Over 1 Million Installs 61 comments
CloudPets IoT Toys Leaked and Ransomed, Exposing Kids' Voice Messages 64 comments
Questioning The Privacy Policies Of Data-Collecting Cars 85 comments
Ask Slashdot: Would You Use A Cellphone With A Kill Code? 301 comments
Are Your Slack Conversations Really Private and Secure? 68 comments
World's Largest Spam Botnet Adds DDoS Feature 26 comments
FCC To Halt Rule That Protects Your Private Data From Security Breaches 119 comments
Security Lapse Exposed New York Airport's Critical Servers For a Year 45 comments
Cloudflare Leaks Sensitive User Data Across the Web 87 comments
Judge Rules Against Forced Fingerprinting 126 comments
Cellebrite Can Now Unlock Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus 104 comments
Amazon Argues That Alexa Is Protected By the First Amendment in a Murder Trial 117 comments
Google Has Demonstrated a Successful Practical Attack Against SHA-1 143 comments
'Social Media Needs A Travel Mode' 144 comments
Software Vendor Who Hid 'Supply Chain' Breach Outed 52 comments
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