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Lavabit Is Relaunching 47 comments
Top Security Researchers Ask The Guardian To Retract Its WhatsApp Backdoor Report 65 comments
Viral Chinese Selfie App Meitu, Valued at Over $5 Billion, Phones Home With Personal Data 79 comments
Trump Trades in Android Phone For Secret Service-Approved Device 188 comments
ProtonMail Adds Tor Onion Site To Fight Risk Of State Censorship 26 comments
Krebs Pinpoints the Likely Author of the Mirai Botnet 96 comments
Julian Assange Will Not Hand Himself In Because Chelsea Manning's Release Won't Happen Immediately, Lawyer Says 540 comments
Malwarebytes Discovers 'First Mac Malware of 2017' 60 comments
Ukraine's Power Outage Was a Cyber Attack, Says Power Supplier 59 comments
Dutch Developer Added Backdoor To Websites He Built, Phished Over 20,000 Users 122 comments
Blockchain Technology Could Save Banks $12 Billion a Year 109 comments
President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence 792 comments
Microsoft: Windows 7 Does Not Meet the Demands of Modern Technology; Recommends Windows 10 500 comments
Google Reveals Its Servers All Contain Custom Security Silicon 118 comments
Microsoft's Security Bulletins Will End In February 39 comments
Hackers Corrupt Data For Cloud-Based Medical Marijuana System 144 comments
Student Hacker Faces 10 Years in Prison For Spyware That Hit 16,000 Computers 179 comments
Hamas 'Honey Trap' Dupes Israeli Soldiers 109 comments
Petition With Over 1 Million Signatures Urges President Obama To Pardon Snowden 273 comments
Faulty Phone Battery May Have Caused Fire That Brought Down EgyptAir Flight MS80 142 comments
Trump's Cyber Security Advisor Rudy Giuliani Runs Ancient, Utterly Hackable Website 280 comments
Security Experts Rebut The Guardian's Report That Claimed WhatsApp Has a Backdoor 113 comments
Fingerprinting Methods Identify Users Across Different Browsers On the Same PC 88 comments
Europe Calls For Mandatory 'Kill Switches' On Robots 173 comments
Obama Changed Rules Regarding Raw Intelligence, Allowing NSA To Share Raw Data With US's Other 16 Intelligence Agencies 205 comments
Hacker Steals 900 GB of Cellebrite Data 69 comments
Japan Researchers Warn of Fingerprint Theft From 'Peace' Sign 119 comments
Implantable Cardiac Devices Could Be Vulnerable To Hackers, FDA Warns 60 comments
Buggy Domain Validation Forces GoDaddy To Revoke SSL Certificates 33 comments
Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader Update Silently Installs Chrome Extension 144 comments
Microsoft Anti-Porn Workers Sue Over PTSD 305 comments
Windows 10 Will Soon Lock Your PC When You Step Away From It 172 comments
Why You Shouldn't Trust Geek Squad 389 comments
Microsoft To Enhance User Privacy Controls In Upcoming Windows 10 Update 183 comments
LinkedIn's and eBay's Founders Are Donating $20 Million To Protect Us From AI 74 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Thank Users For Reporting Security Issues? 128 comments
Browser Autofill Profiles Can Be Abused For Phishing Attacks 112 comments
US Government Offers $25,000 Prize For Inventing A Way To Secure IoT Devices 196 comments
Hackers Unlock NES Classic, Upload New Games Via USB Cable 86 comments
WikiLeaks Threatens To Publish Twitter Users' Personal Info 211 comments
US Releases Declassified Report On Russian Hacking, Concludes That Putin 'Developed a Clear Preference' For Trump 734 comments
Fake Malware-Filled Super Mario Run Apps Take Advantage of Android Absence 34 comments
Ultrasound Tracking Could Be Used To Deanonymize Tor Users 207 comments
FTC Takes D-Link To Court Citing Lax Product Security, Privacy Perils 72 comments
'Forza Horizon 3' Update Accidentally Published Unencrypted Build of the Game 70 comments
Over 1,800 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom By Mysterious Attacker 115 comments
New California Law Finally Makes Ransomware Illegal 128 comments
Android Was 2016's Most Vulnerable Product, Oracle the 147 comments
Sensitive Data Stored On Box.com Accounts Accessible Via Search Queries 29 comments
Koolova Ransomware Decrypts For Free If You Read Two Articles About Ransomware 80 comments
Norton Announces Core, a Smart Router To Protect Domestic IoT Devices 119 comments
Programmer Finds Way To Liberate Ransomware Affected Smart TV, Thanks To LG 161 comments
Changing Other People's Flight Bookings Is Too Easy 75 comments
Washington Post Retracts Story About Russian Hackers Penetrating US Electricity Grid 574 comments
How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers For Its Cyberwar 236 comments
Smart Electricity Meters Can Be Dangerously Insecure, Warns Expert 163 comments
FBI and Homeland Security Detail Russian Hacking Campaign In New Report 404 comments
Automatic Brakes Stopped Berlin Truck During Christmas Market Attack 164 comments
Florida Senator: No Permit Needed For Driverless Cars In Florida 131 comments
Czech Republic Sets Up Counter-Terrorism Unit To Counter Fake News Threat 119 comments
Nevada Website Bug Leaks Thousands of Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications 55 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is Computing As Cool and Fun As It Once Was? 449 comments
Destructive KillDisk Malware Turns Into Ransomware 56 comments
North Korea's Android Tablet Takes a Screenshot Every Time You Open an App 85 comments
Bigger Than Mirai: Leet Botnet Delivers 650 Gbps DDoS Attack 74 comments
Frequent Flyer Points Put at Risk By Website Flaws 19 comments
Android Ransomware Infects LG Smart TV, Company 'Refuses' To Help 295 comments
Amazon Patents System To Defend Drones Against Hackers, Jammers and Arrows 122 comments
Millions of Websites Vulnerable Due To Security Bug In Popular PHP Script 104 comments
Police Request Amazon Echo Recordings For Homicide Investigation 168 comments
China Renews Calls For Tighter Cyberspace Security 23 comments
Sony Music Apologises To Britney Spears, Fans After Fake RIP Tweet Sent 52 comments
U2F Security Keys May Be the World's Best Hope Against Account Takeovers 162 comments
Mozilla Will Support Firefox For XP and Vista Until At Least September 2017 73 comments
US Government Begins Asking Foreign Travelers About Social Media 121 comments
FBI Probes FDIC Hack Linked To China's Military: Reuters 22 comments
Russian Authorities Are Trying To Unlock iPhone 4S From Russian Ambassador's Killer 106 comments
Leaked Files Reveal Scope of Cellebrite's Smartphone-Cracking Technology 37 comments
Russians Used Malware On Android Devices To Track and Target Ukraine Artillery, Says Report 101 comments
Congressional Report Claims Snowden In 'Contact With Russian Intelligence' 185 comments
Apple Delays App Store Security Deadline For Developers 25 comments
Encrypted Messaging App Signal Uses Google To Bypass Censorship 87 comments
NIST Asks Public For Help With Quantum-Proof Cryptography 138 comments
Hotbed of Cybercrime Activity Tracked Down To ISP In Region Where Russia Is Invading Ukraine 70 comments
White Hat Security Group Hacks Marvel Twitter Accounts 27 comments
Barnes & Noble's Latest Tablet Is Running Spyware From Shanghai 63 comments
US Fails To Renegotiate Arms Control Rule For Hacking Tools 31 comments
Russian Hackers Stole $5 Million Per Day From Advertisers With Bots and Fake Websites 93 comments
Egypt Has Blocked Encrypted Messaging App Signal 44 comments
Aircraft Entertainment Systems Hacks Are Back 56 comments
Filmmaker Installed Security Software On a Decoy Phone To Spy On Smartphone Thieves 118 comments
South Carolina Bill Wants To Put Porn Blocks On New Computers 351 comments
Google Releases Tool To Find Common Crypto Bugs 22 comments
Nigerian Man Charged in Hacking of Los Angeles County Emails 44 comments
Ubuntu Survey Discovers 'Consumers Are Terrible' About Updating Their IoT Devices 181 comments
The FBI Is Arresting People Who Rent DDoS Botnets 212 comments
LinkedIn Warns 9.5 Million Lynda Users About Database Breach 35 comments
Does Code Reuse Endanger Secure Software Development? 148 comments
Massive Mirai Botnet Hides Its Control Servers On Tor 149 comments
McAfee Takes Six Months To Patch Remote Code Exploit In Linux VirusScan Enterprise 45 comments
President Obama Threatens Retaliatory Actions Against Russia Over Hacks 531 comments
Netgear Releases 'Beta' Patches For Additional Routers Found With Root Vulnerability 26 comments
Election Assistance Commission Hacked Using SQL Injection 103 comments
Yahoo's Billion-User Database Reportedly Sold On the Dark Web for Just $300,000 - NYT 71 comments
Evernote Reverses Course On Opt-out Privacy Policy That Would've Exposed Users' Content To Employees 52 comments
Zero-Days Hitting Fedora and Ubuntu Open Desktops To a World of Hurt 164 comments
A $300 Device Can Steal Mac FileVault2 Passwords 88 comments
White House Supports Claim Putin Directed US Election Hack 715 comments
Verizon Explores Lower Price or Even Exit From Yahoo Deal 52 comments
Newly Uncovered Site Suggests NSA Exploits For Direct Sale 33 comments
Malvertising Campaign Infects Your Router Instead of Your Browser 137 comments
Most Businesses Pay Ransomware Demands, IBM Finds 69 comments
Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Information From Over 1 Billion Accounts 71 comments
Flash Will Soon Be 'Click-To-Run' in Microsoft Edge 72 comments
Ashley Madison To Pay $1.6M Settlement Related To Data Breach 45 comments
150 Filmmakers and Photojournalists Call On Nikon, Sony, and Canon To Build in Encryption 229 comments
Snowden: 'The Central Problem of the Future' Is Control of User Data 157 comments
Google Publishes Eight National Security Letters 63 comments
A Typo Led To Podesta's Email Hack, Says Report 274 comments
Florida Court Says Suspected Voyeur Must Reveal His iPhone Passcode To Police 184 comments
Android Things Is Google's New OS For Smart Devices 30 comments
Malware Found In the Firmware of 26 Low-Cost Android Models 60 comments
SWIFT Confirms New Cyber Thefts, Hacking Tactics 11 comments
PwC Sends Legal Threats To Researchers Who Found Critical Security Flaw 188 comments
Quest Diagnostics Says Personal Health Information of 34,000 Customers Hacked 69 comments
First Version of Sandboxed Tor Browser Available 28 comments
Uber Employees Used the Platform To Stalk Celebrities and Their Exes, Says Former Employee 99 comments
Some Bangladesh Bank Officials Involved In Heist, Says Investigator 26 comments
New Ransomware Offers The Decryption Keys If You Infect Your Friends 236 comments
Vulnerability Prompts Warning: Stop Using Netgear WiFi Routers 147 comments
NSA's Best Are 'Leaving In Big Numbers,' Insiders Say 412 comments
A 'Turkish Hacker' Is Giving Out Prizes For DDoS Attacks 33 comments
The DEA Has Been Secretly Paying Transport Employees To Search Travelers' Bags 165 comments
5-Year-Old Critical Linux Vulnerability Patched 68 comments
US Think Tank Wants To Regulate The Design of IoT Devices For Security Purposes 87 comments
Google Starts Using HTML5 By Default Instead of Flash For Some Chrome Users 40 comments
Researchers Point Out 'Theoretical' Security Flaws In AMD's Upcoming Zen CPU 57 comments
DHS Tried To Breach Our Firewall, Says Georgia's Secretary of State 146 comments
White House Voices Concerns About China Cyber Law 48 comments
Zeus Variant 'Floki Bot' Targets PoS Data 25 comments
Transportation Department Proposes Allowing In-Flight Phone Calls 103 comments
Watchdog Group Claims Smart Toys Are Spying On Kids 70 comments
PowerShell Security Threats Greater Than Ever, Researchers Warn 129 comments
Yahoo Fixes Flaw Allowing an Attacker To Read Any User's Emails 30 comments
Adobe Flash Responsible For Six of the Top 10 Bugs Used By Exploit Kits In 2016 72 comments
NSA, GCHQ Have Been Intercepting In-Flight Mobile Calls For Years 99 comments
Nintendo Offers Up To $20,000 To Hack the 3DS 45 comments
Backdoor Accounts Found in 80 Sony IP Security Camera Models 55 comments
New Stegano Exploit Kit Hides Malvertising Code In Banner Pixels 207 comments
Google Preparing 'Invisible ReCAPTCHA' System For No User Interaction 57 comments
Dailymotion Hack Exposes Millions of Accounts 23 comments
Does Windows 10's Data Collection Trade Privacy For Microsoft's Security? 181 comments
70 Laptops Got Left Behind At An Airport Security Checkpoint In One Month 170 comments
Crooks Need Just Six Seconds To Guess A Credit Card Number 110 comments
iOS's 'Activation Lock' For Stolen iPads And iPhones Can Be Easily Bypassed 54 comments
The 'USB Killer' Has Been Mass Produced -- Available Online For About $50 243 comments
Hackers Steal $31 Million at Russia's Central Bank 78 comments
Russia Says Foreign Spies Plan Cyber Attack On Banking System 88 comments
UK Homes Lose Internet Access After Cyber-Attack 33 comments
Multiple Vulnerabilities In AirDroid Opens At Least 10 Million Android Users To MITM Attacks, Hijackings 30 comments
International Authorities Take Down Massive 'Avalanche' Botnet, Sinkhole Over 800,000 Domains 53 comments
'Fatal' Flaws Found in Medical Implant Software 38 comments
Destructive Hacks Strike Saudi Arabia, Posing Challenge to Trump 184 comments
Firefox Zero-Day Can Be Used To Unmask Tor Browser Users 55 comments
SourceForge Introduces HTTPS Support For Project Websites 44 comments
More Than 1 Million Android Devices Rooted By Gooligan Malware 42 comments
Muni System Hacker Hit Others By Scanning For Year-Old Java Vulnerability 30 comments
Holding Shift + F10 During Windows 10 Updates Opens Root CLI, Bypasses BitLocker 138 comments
'DroneGun' Can Take Down Aircraft From Over 1.2 Miles Away 147 comments
Microsoft Update Servers Left All Azure RHEL Instances Hackable 35 comments
You Can Now Rent A Mirai Botnet Of 400,000 Bots 62 comments
Ransomware Compromises San Francisco's Mass Transit System 141 comments
Delete Yourself From Many Internet Sites By Pressing This Button 46 comments
Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Had 'Forbidden' Internet Connection At the Pentagon, Says Report 314 comments
Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread 'Fake News' During Election, Experts Say 272 comments
Locky Ransomware Uses Decoy Image Files To Ambush Facebook, LinkedIn Accounts 36 comments
Edward Snowden Loses Norway Safe Passage Case 73 comments
Android Malware Used To Hack and Steal Tesla Car 118 comments
Personal Data For More Than 130,000 Sailors Hacked: U.S. Navy 57 comments
Security Researchers Can Turn Headphones Into Microphones 122 comments
Nearly 40% of Americans Would Give Up Sex For Better Online Security, Survey Finds 230 comments
Clinton Urged To Challenge Election Results Due To Possible Hacking [Update] 1321 comments
Telegram Launches Telegraph, An Anonymous Blogging Platform 30 comments
Snowden Can Be Asked To Testify In Person In Germany NSA Probe 72 comments
WordPress Auto-Update Server Had Flaw Allowing Persistent Backdoors In Websites 33 comments
Tor-Enabled Smartphone Is Antidote To Google 'Hostility' Over Android, Says Developer 39 comments
Surveillance Firm 'Geofeedia' Cuts Half of Staff After Losing Access To Twitter, Facebook 31 comments
Hacker Explains How He Hacked Into Tel Aviv's Public Wi-Fi Network In Three Days 45 comments
ATM Hacks in 'More Than a Dozen' European Countries in 2016 22 comments
'ClickClickClick' Site Reveals How Much Browsers Know About Your Online Behavior 74 comments
Symantec To Acquire LifeLock for $2.3B 41 comments
Android User Locked Out Of Google Accounts After Moving To A New City 236 comments
Ask Slashdot: Could A 'Smart Firewall' Protect IoT Devices? 230 comments
Spammers Compromised Popular Twitter Accounts Including Viacom And Microsoft Xbox 23 comments
Second Chinese Firm In a Week Found Hiding a Backdoor In Android Firmware 108 comments
IRS Demands Identities of All US Coinbase Traders Over Three Year Period 124 comments
Internet of Things Set To Change the Face of Dementia Care 58 comments
Antivirus Firm Kaspersky Launches Its Own Hackproof OS, Based On Microkernel 108 comments
Windows 10 Informs Chrome and Firefox Users That Edge is 'Safer' 123 comments
Data Breach at Three Mobile, Customer Details of Millions Exposed 14 comments
Mozilla Launches Firefox Focus, a Stripped-Down Private Browser For iOS 35 comments
iPhones Secretly Send Call History To Apple, Security Firm Says 124 comments
Google Security Engineer Urges Hackers To Focus Less on Anti-Virus and Intrusion Products 54 comments
A $5 Tool Called PoisonTap Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute 172 comments
Office Depot Allegedly Diagnosing Computers With Nonexistent Viruses To Meet Sales Goals 161 comments
Schneier: We Need a New Agency For IoT Security 165 comments
Cryptsetup Vulnerability Grants Root Shell Access On Some Linux Systems 89 comments
Experts Say Internet 'Mega' Attacks Are on the Rise 44 comments
Secret Backdoor in Some US Phones Sent Data To China 111 comments
US Internet Firms Ask Trump To Support Encryption, Ease Regulations 173 comments
Shazam Keeps Your Mac's Microphone Always On, Even When You Turn It Off 126 comments
Bangladesh Hopes To Recover $30 Million More From Cyber Heist 16 comments
Microsoft Says Windows 10 Version 1607 is The Most Secure Windows Ever 194 comments
Hack Exposes 412 Million Accounts on AdultFriendFinder Sites 78 comments
Smartphone WiFi Signals Can Leak Your Keystrokes, Passwords, and PINs 46 comments
1 Billion Mobile Apps Exposed To Account Hijacking Through OAuth 2.0 Flaw 77 comments
OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set Version 3.0 Released 17 comments
'Lurking Malice' Study Finds Malware Hiding In The Cloud 45 comments
FBI Operated 23 Tor-Hidden Child Porn Sites, Deployed Malware From Them 176 comments
Researchers Set To Work On Malware-Detecting CPUs 40 comments
Russian Banks Floored by Withering DDoS Attacks 103 comments
Russian Hackers Launch Targeted Cyberattacks Hours After Trump's Win 160 comments
Some Within Yahoo Knew of Massive Breach in 2014 30 comments
iOS WebView Bug Can Force iPhones To Make Calls While UI Freezes 22 comments
Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While Wearing Gloves 74 comments
Google Safe Browsing Adds 'Repeat Offender' Category 18 comments
Android's Latest Update Doesn't Patch Major Security Flaw 'Dirty COW' 23 comments
Researchers Hack Philips Hue Smart Bulbs Using a Drone 50 comments
Web of Trust, Downloaded 140M Times, Pulled From Extension Stores After Revelations That It Sells Users' Data 115 comments
DDoS Attack Halts Heating in Finland Amidst Winter 138 comments
Unsealed Court Docs Show FBI Used Malware Like 'A Grenade' 59 comments
Fake Shopping Apps Are Invading the iPhone 41 comments
British Retail Tesco Bank: 20,000 Customers Lose Money 65 comments
China Adopts Controversial Cybersecurity Law; Experts Say It Will Hurt Businesses 61 comments
Security Firm Shows How To Hack a US Voting Machine 209 comments
Microsoft Promises To Defend World Chess Champion From Russian Hackers 131 comments
User Forks FileZilla FTP Client After Getting Hacked 166 comments
Researchers Create An Undetectable Rootkit That Targets Industrial Equipment 59 comments
Secret Service, DHS Scramble To Secure America's Election 360 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way to Browse the Web Anonymously? 177 comments
A Powerful New Android Spyware Targets Business Executives 18 comments
More Than 50 Percent of All Pages In Chrome Are Loaded Over HTTPS Now 136 comments
Microsoft Extends EMET End of Life Date 32 comments
Mirai Botnet Attackers Are Trying To Knock Liberia Offline 73 comments
UK Government Wants Prisons Geoblocked By Drone Manufacturers 143 comments
FBI Launches Internal Investigation Into Its Own Twitter Account 140 comments
Computer Virus Attack Forces Hospitals To Cancel Operations, Shut Down Systems 127 comments
On Wall Street, a High-Ranking Few Still Avoid Email 168 comments
Another Internet Outage Takes Down Services in US and UK 34 comments
Tim Berners-Lee Warns of Danger of Chaos in Unprotected Public Data 20 comments
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