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Trump Signs Into Law US Government Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software 72 comments
Searchable Database of 1.4 Billion Stolen Credentials Found On Dark Web 51 comments
How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web 114 comments
HP Laptops Found To Have Hidden Keylogger 112 comments
Microsoft's 'Malware Protection Engine' Had A Remote Code Execution Flaw 54 comments
Touting Government/Industry 'Partnership' on Security Practices, NIST Drafts Cybersecurity Framework Update 15 comments
Autocratic Governments Can Now 'Buy Their Own NSA' 109 comments
Reporter Regrets Letting Amazon's Delivery People Into His House 114 comments
People Who Can't Remember Their Bitcoin Passwords Are Really Freaking Out Now 202 comments
Zero-Day iOS HomeKit Vulnerability Allowed Remote Access To Smart Accessories Including Locks 39 comments
'Process Doppelganging' Attack Bypasses Most Security Products, Works On All Windows Versions 125 comments
Chrome 63 Offers Even More Protection From Malicious Sites, Using Even More Memory 63 comments
Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed Discuss Suing Manila Bank For Heist Damages 29 comments
Kaspersky To Close Washington Office But Expand Non-State Sales 65 comments
Uber Paid 20-year-old Florida Man To Keep Data Breach Secret 27 comments
Keylogger Found On Nearly 5,500 WordPress Sites 83 comments
Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even If Law Expires, Officials Say 68 comments
Apple Issues Security Updates for MacOS, iOS, TvOS, WatchOS, and Safari 30 comments
NiceHash Hacked, $62 Million of Bitcoin May Be Stolen 79 comments
Germany Preparing Law for Backdoors in Any Type of Modern Device 251 comments
A Popular Virtual Keyboard App Leaks 31 Million Users' Personal Data 65 comments
PayPal Says 1.6 Million Customer Details Stolen In Breach At Canadian Subsidiary 24 comments
Apple Snafu Means Updating To macOS 10.13.1 Could Reactivate Root Access Bug 74 comments
Dell Begins Offering Laptops With Intel's 'Management Engine' Disabled 140 comments
StartCom Will Stop Issuing Certificates, Revoking Them All in 2020 42 comments
PHP Now Supports Argon2 Next-Generation Password Hashing Algorithm 94 comments
Massive Financial Aid Data Breach Proves Stanford Lied For Years To MBAs 116 comments
Valuable Republican Donor Database Breached -- By Other Republicans 73 comments
Volunteers Around the World Build Surveillance-Free Cellular Network Called 'Sopranica' 77 comments
Blockchains Are Poised To End the Password Era 129 comments
Homeland Security Claims DJI Drones Are Spying For China 82 comments
US 'Orchestrated' Russian Spies Scandal, Says Kaspersky Founder 141 comments
Google Will Block Third-Party Software From Injecting Code Into Chrome 40 comments
The Underground Uber Networks Driven by Russian Hackers 49 comments
Democrat Senators Introduce National Data Breach Notification Law 162 comments
System76 Will Disable Intel Management Engine On Its Linux Laptops 148 comments
High Sierra Root Login Bug Was Mentioned on Apple's Support Forums Two Weeks Ago 85 comments
'Bomb on Board' Wi-Fi Network Causes Turkish Airlines Flight To Be Diverted 177 comments
Facebook's New Captcha Test: 'Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face' 302 comments
Sensitive Personal Information of 246,000 DHS Employees Found on Home Computer 59 comments
Apple To Review Software Practices After Patching Serious Mac Bug 192 comments
66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption 32 comments
Three Quarters of Android Apps Track Users With Third Party Tools, Says Study 46 comments
MacOS High Sierra Bug Allows Login As Root With No Password 237 comments
New NSA Leak Exposes Red Disk, the Army's Failed Intelligence System 67 comments
HP Quietly Installs System-Slowing Spyware On Its PCs, Users Say 127 comments
White House Weighs Personal Mobile Phone Ban For Staff 113 comments
Computer Science GCSE in Disarray After Tasks Leaked Online 53 comments
FBI Failed To Notify 70+ US Officials Targeted By Russian Hackers 94 comments
Should Brokers Use 'Voice Prints' For Stock Transactions? 64 comments
Bipartisan US Election Group Issues Security Tips 103 comments
Imgur Confirms Email Addresses, Passwords Stolen In 2014 Hack 38 comments
Data Breach Hits Australia's Department of Social Services Credit Card System 32 comments
There's Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia 20 comments
There's Some Intense Web Scans Going on for Bitcoin and Ethereum Wallets 34 comments
EU Lawmakers Back Exports Control on Spying Technology 35 comments
Uber Hackers May Have Been Russian 59 comments
Firefox Will Warn Users When Visiting Sites That Suffered a Data Breach 64 comments
Uber Is Under Investigation By Multiple States Over a 2016 Data Breach 25 comments
Television's Most Infamous Hack Is Still a Mystery 30 Years Later 116 comments
How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How To Protect Yourself From It) 46 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Are So Many Security Vulnerabilities Possible? 354 comments
Sacramento Regional Transit Systems Hit By Hacker 35 comments
FCC Will Also Order States To Scrap Plans For Their Own Net Neutrality Laws 280 comments
Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People's Data 32 comments
Iranian 'Game of Thrones' Hacker Demanded $6 Million Bitcoin Ransom From HBO, Feds Say 34 comments
Intel: We've Found Severe Bugs in Secretive Management Engine, Affecting Millions 207 comments
Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke 263 comments
Why Hackers Reuse Malware 27 comments
Security Problems Are Primarily Just Bugs, Linus Torvalds Says 272 comments
10-Year-Old Boy Cracks the Face ID On Both Parents' IPhone X 300 comments
'Lazy' Hackers Exploit Microsoft RDP To Install Ransomware 72 comments
DJI Threatens Researcher Who Reported Exposed Cert Key, Credentials, and Customer Data 81 comments
Massive US Military Social Media Spying Archive Left Wide Open In AWS S3 Buckets 85 comments
Windows 8 and Later Fail To Properly Apply ASLR 62 comments
Germany Bans Children's Smartwatches 44 comments
Report Claims That 18 Nation's Elections Were Impacted By Social Engineering Last Year 235 comments
Bluetooth Hack Affects 20 Million Amazon Echo, Google Home Devices 40 comments
Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera 106 comments
Internal Kaspersky Investigation Says NSA Worker's Computer Was Infested with Malware 141 comments
Consumers Are Holding Off On Buying Smart-Home Gadgets Due To Security, Privacy Fears 143 comments
Amazon Is Cutting Prices at Whole Foods Again 122 comments
Forbes '30 Under 30' Conference Website Exposed Attendees' Personal Information 12 comments
Boeing 757 Testing Shows Airplanes Vulnerable To Hacking, DHS Says 140 comments
Investigation Finds Security Flaws In 'Connected' Toys 32 comments
About 15 Percent of US Agencies Detected Kaspersky Software on Networks 81 comments
OnePlus Phones Come Preinstalled With a Factory App That Can Root Devices 73 comments
Huddle's 'Highly Secure' Work Tool Exposed KPMG And BBC Files 36 comments
US Airports Still Fail New Security Tests 182 comments
Equifax Tells Investors They Could Be Breached Again - And That They're Still Profitable 90 comments
Researchers Run Unsigned Code on Intel ME By Exploiting USB Ports 171 comments
The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Voting With Paper 219 comments
This Time, Facebook Is Sharing Its Employees' Data 45 comments
Following Equifax Breach, CEO Doesn't Know If Data Is Encrypted 104 comments
Man Who Sent GIF of Laughing Mouse To Employer After DDoS Attack Is Now Arrested 75 comments
How AV Can Open You To Attacks That Otherwise Wouldn't Be Possible 34 comments
DOJ: Strong Encryption That We Don't Have Access To Is 'Unreasonable' 510 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Should A Mac User Know Before Buying a Windows Laptop? 449 comments
WikiLeaks Starts Releasing Source Code For Alleged CIA Spying Tools 102 comments
Google Says Hackers Steal Almost 250,000 Logins Each Week 33 comments
Microsoft To Integrate 3rd-party Security Info Into Its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service 26 comments
Federal Prosecutors Charge Man With Hiring Hackers To Sabotage Former Employer 18 comments
Linux Has a USB Driver Security Problem 156 comments
Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Apologizes For Data Breach, Blames Russians 212 comments
Flaw Crippling Millions of Crypto Keys Is Worse Than First Disclosed 76 comments
How Cloudflare Uses Lava Lamps To Encrypt the Internet 110 comments
MINIX: Intel's Hidden In-chip Operating System 271 comments
Microsoft Releases Standards For Highly Secure Windows 10 Devices 173 comments
Should Private Companies Be Allowed To Hit Back At Hackers? 141 comments
One in Four UK Workers Maliciously Leaks Business Data Via Email, Study Says 30 comments
Mozilla Might Distrust Dutch Government Certs Over 'False Keys' 112 comments
Experts Propose Standard For IoT Firmware Updates 61 comments
Equifax Investigation Clears Execs Who Dumped Stock Before Hack Announcement 155 comments
Chelsea Manning Archivist Excludes Hacktivist Jailed By Carmen Ortiz From Aaron Swartz Day 124 comments
TorMoil Vulnerability Leaks Real IP Address From Tor Browser Users; Security Update Released 21 comments
Malware Developer Who Used Spam Botnet To Pay For College Gets No Prison Time 57 comments
Eric Schmidt and Bob Work: Our AI 'Sputnik Moment' Is Now 174 comments
Hilton Paid a $700K Fine For 2015 Breach; Under GDPR, It Would Be $420 Million 110 comments
Google Explains Tuesday's Drive, Docs Bug That Marked Some Files As Violating Terms of Service 97 comments
Russia Hackers Had Targets Worldwide, Beyond US Election 254 comments
CIA Releases 321GB of Bin Laden's Digital Library 125 comments
LastPass Reveals the Threats Posed By Passwords in the Workplace 72 comments
Student Charged By FBI For Hacking His Grades More Than 90 times 142 comments
Estonia Is Enhancing the Security of Its Digital Identities 36 comments
Russia's Anti-VPN Law Goes Into Effect 185 comments
New VibWrite System Uses Finger Vibrations To Authenticate Users 44 comments
Calgary Police Cellphone Surveillance Device Must Remain Top Secret, Judge Rules 89 comments
A Surge of Sites and Apps Are Exhausting Your CPU To Mine Cryptocurrency 128 comments
BlackBerry CEO Promises To Try To Break Customers' Encryption If the US Government Asks Him To 107 comments
Bug in Google's Bug Tracker Lets Researcher Access List of Company's Vulnerabilities 37 comments
Researchers Devise 2FA System That Relies On Taking Photos of Ordinary Objects 138 comments
Heathrow Airport Security Files Found on USB Stick In The Street 116 comments
While Equifax Victims Sue, Congress Limits Financial Class Actions 190 comments
Purism Now Offers Laptops with Intel's 'Management Engine' Disabled 151 comments
Apple Fires Engineer After His Daughter's iPhone X Video Goes Viral 326 comments
Why Do Web Developers Keep Making The Same Mistakes? 335 comments
NotPetya Outbreak Left Merck Short of HPV Vaccine Gardasil 63 comments
Kaspersky CEO Says Hack Claims Cutting US Cyber Security Sales 69 comments
Facebook Exec: 'Just Not True' That We Listen To Your Phone's Mic 152 comments
Bug in Mobile App Lets Hackers Take Control of LG Smart Devices 37 comments
UK's NHS Could Have Avoided WannaCry Hack With 'Basic IT Security', Says Report 59 comments
Critical Flaws In Maritime Communications System Could Endanger Entire Ships 41 comments
This Machine Kills Captchas 101 comments
McAfee Says It No Longer Will Permit Government Source Code Reviews 79 comments
Equifax Was Warned 86 comments
With Camera Permission, iPhone Apps Can Surreptitiously Take Pictures and Videos 69 comments
Apple Reduced Face ID Accuracy To Ease Production, Bloomberg Reports 130 comments
Dell Lost Control of Key Customer Support Domain for a Month in 2017 73 comments
Kaspersky Admits To Reaping Hacking Tools From NSA Employee PC 139 comments
DUHK Crypto Attack Recovers Encryption Keys, Exposes VPN Connections 59 comments
Legal Hack Back Lets You Go After Attackers In Your Network 47 comments
TV News 'Hack' Sees Bitcoins Swiped 33 comments
New Cyber Attacks Hit Airport, Metro in Ukraine 50 comments
Microsoft To Drop Lawsuit After US Government Revises Data Request Rules 28 comments
Tech Firms Seek Washington's Prized Asset: Top-Secret Clearances 147 comments
FBI Couldn't Access Nearly 7,000 Devices Because of Encryption 299 comments
Windows 10's 'Controlled Folder Access' Anti-Ransomware Feature Is Now Live 157 comments
Kaspersky Lab To Open Software To Review, Says Nothing To Hide 152 comments
Security Upgraded For NetBSD-amd64 with Kernel ASLR Support 49 comments
With Rising Database Breaches, Two-Factor Authentication Also At Risk 84 comments
A 14-Year-Old Asks: When Should I Get a VPN? 203 comments
Microsoft Chastises Google Over Chrome Security 111 comments
US Government Warns Of 'Ongoing' Hacks Targeting Nuclear and Power Industries 101 comments
2 Million IoT Devices Enslaved By Fast-Growing BotNet 69 comments
Google Offers $1,000 Bounties For Hacking Dropbox, Tinder, Snapchat, and Others 39 comments
Why Are We Still Using Passwords? 209 comments
Body Camera Study Shows No Effect On Police Use of Force Or Citizen Complaints 155 comments
Google Says 64 Percent of Chrome Traffic On Android Now Protected With HTTPS, 75 Percent On Mac, 66 Percent On Windows 90 comments
Student Expelled After Using Hardware Keylogger to Hack School, Change Grades 136 comments
MasterCard Has Finally Realized That Signatures Are Obsolete and Stupid 344 comments
Facebook Security Chief Says Its Corporate Network Is Run 'Like a College Campus' 85 comments
Apple Watch's LTE Suspended In China Possibly Due To Government Security Concerns 18 comments
Canada's 'Super Secret Spy Agency' Is Releasing a Malware-Fighting Tool To the Public 66 comments
Targeted Fuzzing Is Improving Linux Security, Linus Torvalds Says 62 comments
Dodging Russian Spies, Customers Are Ripping Out Kaspersky 366 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Ways To Get Companies To Actually Focus On Security? 158 comments
The Internet Is Ripe With In-Browser Miners and It's Getting Worse Each Day 362 comments
'Significant' Number of Equifax Victims Already Had Info Stolen, Says IRS 105 comments
Netflix, Amazon, Movie Studios Sue Over TickBox Streaming Device 135 comments
Companies Overlook Risks in Open Source Software, Survey Finds 132 comments
'Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet' 197 comments
Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack in 2013 48 comments
Every Patch For 'KRACK' Wi-Fi Vulnerability Available Right Now 140 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Hard Truths IT Must Learn To Accept? 421 comments
Kaspersky Lab Finds Flash Vulnerability Through Microsoft Word 50 comments
Google Chrome for Windows Gets Basic Antivirus Features 55 comments
Millions of High-Security Crypto Keys Crippled by Newly Discovered Flaw 55 comments
Microsoft Has Already Fixed the Wi-Fi Attack Vulnerability; Android Will Be Patched Within Weeks 136 comments
WPA2 Security Flaw Puts Almost Every Wi-Fi Device at Risk of Hijack, Eavesdropping 262 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should Users Uninstall Kaspersky's Antivirus Software? 313 comments
Pentagon Turns To High-Speed Traders To Fortify Markets Against Cyberattack 78 comments
Pizza Hut Leaks Credit Card Info On 60,000 Customers 76 comments
Unpatched Exploit Lets You Clone Key Fobs and Open Subaru Cars 60 comments
Not Just Equifax. Rival Site Transunion Served Malware Too -- and 1,000 More Sites 68 comments
Ransomware Sales On the Dark Web Spike 2,502% In 2017 23 comments
IRS Suspends $7 Million Contract With Equifax After Malware Discovered 50 comments
SWIFT Says Hackers Still Targeting Bank Messaging System 16 comments
Researcher Turns HDD Into Rudimentary Microphone 65 comments
DJI Unveils Technology To Identify and Track Airborne Drones 61 comments
Hyatt Hotels Discovers Card Data Breach At 41 Properties Across 11 Countries 20 comments
US Weapons Data Stolen During Raid of Australian Defense Contractor's Computers 78 comments
Down the Rabbit Hole With a BLU Phone Infection 43 comments
Equifax Website Hacked Again, this Time To Redirect To Fake Flash Update 150 comments
Equifax Breach Included 10 Million US Driving Licenses 66 comments
Moscow Has Turned Kaspersky Antivirus Software Into a Global Spy Tool, Using It To Scan Computers For Secret US Data 267 comments
Justice Department To Be More Aggressive In Seeking Encrypted Data From Tech Companies 206 comments
OxygenOS Telemetry Lets OnePlus Tie Phones To Individual Users 164 comments
Symantec CEO: Source Code Reviews Pose Unacceptable Risk 172 comments
Equifax Increases Number of Britons Affected By Data Breach To 700,000 58 comments
Security, Privacy Focused Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Successfully Crowdfunded 82 comments
Amazon Is Reportedly Building a Doorbell That Lets Drivers Into Your House 203 comments
T-Mobile Website Allowed Hackers to Access Your Account Data With Just Your Phone Number 62 comments
Security Researcher Finds a Fundamental Flaw in iOS 162 comments
Equifax Made Salary, Work History Available To Anyone With Your SSN and DOB 169 comments
Office Depot, Best Buy Pull Kaspersky Products From Shelves 155 comments
The Case Against Biometric IDs 146 comments
HP Enterprise Let Russia Scrutinize The Pentagon's Cyberdefense Software 121 comments
Java Coders Are Getting Bad Security Advice From Stack Overflow 236 comments
White House Chief of Staff's Phone Was Reportedly Hacked Months Ago 138 comments
Disqus Confirms Over 17.5 Million Email Addresses Were Stolen In 2012 Hack of Its Comments Tool 81 comments
Kaspersky Lab Denies Involvement in Russian Hack of NSA Contractor 76 comments
Uber's iOS App Had Secret Permissions That Allowed It to Copy Your Phone Screen, Researchers Say 91 comments
Hundreds of Printers Expose Backend Panels and Password Reset Functions Online 61 comments
Apple Addresses a Bug That Caused Disk Utility in macOS High Sierra To Expose Passwords of Encrypted APFS Volumes 85 comments
Russian Hackers Exploited Kaspersky Antivirus To Steal NSA Data on US Cyber Defense: WSJ 223 comments
Ask Slashdot: Share Your Security Review Tales 198 comments
Spies Hack. But the Best Spies Hack Other Spies. 26 comments
IRS Awards $7 Million Fraud Prevention Contract To Equifax 115 comments
US Studying Ways To End Use of Social Security Numbers For ID 311 comments
Former Equifax CEO Blames Breach On One Individual Who Failed To Deploy Patch 255 comments
Yahoo Triples Estimate of Breached Accounts To 3 Billion 41 comments
North Korea Gets Second Route To Internet Via Russia Link 73 comments
Equifax Says 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Affected By Hack 78 comments
How Cisco Fixed An Undocumented SSH Support Tunnel In Umbrella 24 comments
Google Plans Upgrade of Two-Factor Authentication For Politicians and CEOs 92 comments
ICANN Delays KSK Rollover Because of Lazy ISPs, Technical Faults 42 comments
Equifax CEO: All Companies Get Breached 176 comments
New 'Illusion Gap' Attack Bypasses Windows Defender Scans 74 comments
Squabble With Contractor Delayed Equifax's Response To Data Breach 127 comments
Equifax Board Forms Panel To Review Executives' Stock Sales After Data Breach 57 comments
Apple Reports 400 Percent Rise In National Security Requests 44 comments
What Isn't Telegram Saying About Its Connections To the Kremlin? 115 comments
Critical EFI Code in Millions of Macs Isn't Getting Apple's Updates 91 comments
Chaos and Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges 64 comments
Apple Recommends Children Under 13, Twins and Siblings Do Not Use Face ID On iPhone X 120 comments
Moscow Deploys Facial Recognition to Spy on Citizens in Streets 68 comments
Companies Are Once Again Storing Data On Tape, Just in Case 199 comments
Internet Explorer Bug Leaks Whatever You Type In the Address Bar 99 comments
The World's First Blockchain Smartphone Is In Development 95 comments
Equifax CEO Steps Down Amid Hacking Scandal 74 comments
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