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Security Stories for 2012

EFnet Paralyzed By Vulnerability 156 comments
Free Software Foundation Campaigning To Stop UEFI SecureBoot 355 comments
New IE Vulnerability Used In Targeted Attacks; IE9, IE10 Users Safe 169 comments
Data Brokers, Gun Owners, and Consumer Privacy 95 comments
Michigan Makes It Illegal To Ask For Employees' Facebook Logins 132 comments
McAfee Labs Predicts Decline of Anonymous 111 comments
The Most Unique Viruses of 2012 94 comments
New Android Malware Uses Google Play Icon To Trick Users 223 comments
Nvidia Display Driver Service Attack Escalates Privileges On Windows Machines 129 comments
Popular Wordpress Plugin Leaves Sensitive Data In the Open 54 comments
How Do YOU Establish a Secure Computing Environment? 314 comments
Lax SSH Key Management A "Big Problem" 212 comments
Iran Claims New Cyberattacks On Industrial Sites 75 comments
You're Being DDOSed — What Do You Do? Name and Shame? 336 comments
BLAKE2 Claims Faster Hashing Than SHA-3, SHA-2 and MD5 134 comments
Google Chrome 25 Will Disable Silent Extension Installation 121 comments
NYPD To Identify 'Deranged' Gunmen Through Internet Chatter 292 comments
ElcomSoft Tool Cracks BitLocker, PGP, TrueCrypt In Real-Time 268 comments
Obama Releases National Strategy For Information Sharing 83 comments
New Malware Wiping Data On Computers In Iran 95 comments
Hacker Behind Leaked Nude Celebrity Photos Gets 10 Years 346 comments
TSA (Finally) Studying Health Effects of Body Scanners 225 comments
Gmail Drops Support for Connecting To Pop3 Servers With Self -Signed Certs 299 comments
EFF Spinoff Pools Donor Dollars To Prevent WikiLeaks-Style Payment Blockades 95 comments
Researchers Convert Phones Into Secret Listening Devices 59 comments
Huge Security Hole In Recent Samsung Devices 153 comments
Analysis of Dexter Malware Uncovers Mystery Man, and Links To Zeus 119 comments
Ask Slashdot: What To Tell Non-Tech Savvy Family About Malware? 340 comments
South Carolina Shows How Not To Do Security 123 comments
California Sues Delta Air Lines Over Mobile Privacy 100 comments
Denial-of-Service Attack Found In Btrfs File-System 210 comments
An Interactive Graph of the Certificate Authority Ecosystem 39 comments
New "Sanny" Cyber-Espionage Attack Targets Russia 8 comments
Japanese Police Offers First-Ever Reward For Wanted Hacker 63 comments
Islamic Hacker Group Resumes Attacks On Banks 306 comments
Interviews: Eugene Kaspersky Answers Your Questions 82 comments
IE Flaw Lets Sites Track Your Mouse Cursor, Even When You Aren't Browsing 149 comments
Zero Day Hole In Samsung Smart TVs Could Have TV Watching You 249 comments
Hacked Review System Leads To Fake Reviews and Retraction of Scientific Papers 67 comments
Malicious QR Codes Posted Where There's Lots of Foot Traffic 89 comments
GhostShell Hackers Release Data From Exploiting NASA, FBI, ESA 124 comments
Google App Verification Service Detects Only 15% of Infected Apps 99 comments
Researchers Find Crippling Flaws In Global GPS 179 comments
Former Anonymous Spokesperson Indicted 114 comments
Maker of Hackable Hotel Locks Finally Agrees To Pay For Bug Fix 66 comments
US Security Classifications Needs Re-Thinking, Says Board 76 comments
How the Eurograbber Attack Stole 36M Euros 57 comments
New 25-GPU Monster Devours Strong Passwords In Minutes 330 comments
The Trouble With Bringing Your Business Laptop To China 402 comments
Swiss Spy Agency: Counter-Terrorism Secrets Stolen 88 comments
The Rise of Feudal Computer Security 147 comments
The Countries Most Vulnerable To an Internet Shutdown 94 comments
Interviews: Ask What You Will of Eugene Kaspersky 115 comments
Researcher Discloses New Batch of MySQL Vulnerabilities 76 comments
FBI Dad's Misadventures With Spyware Exposed School Principal's Child Porn 346 comments
Microsoft Security Essentials Loses AV-Test Certificate 185 comments
Real-World Cyber City Used To Train Cyber Warriors 59 comments
Hackers Stole Information From IAEA Servers 55 comments
Hardcoded Administrator Account Opens Backdoor Access To Samsung Printers 103 comments
Dual Interface Mobile Devices To Address BYOD Issue 116 comments
Hotel Keycard Lock Hack Gets Real In Texas 132 comments
Researcher Finds Nearly Two Dozen SCADA Bugs In a Few Hours 104 comments
Google.com.pk and 284 Other .PK Domains Hacked 35 comments
Cyber Corps Program Trains Spies For the Digital Age, In Oklahoma 118 comments
"Anonymous" File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal By German Court 285 comments
Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge 388 comments
After Weeks of Trying, UK Cryptographers Fail To Crack WWII Code 263 comments
A Wi-Fi Wardriving Motorbike — With Plans Available 36 comments
Pakistan To Cut Phone Services To Prevent Muharram Attacks 119 comments
U.S. Denies Using Flame Malware To Spy On French President 52 comments
HTTP Strict Transport Security Becomes Internet Standard 98 comments
Researcher Claims To Have Chrome Zero-Day, Google Says "Prove It" 106 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should Hosting Companies Have Change Freezes? 138 comments
High-Voltage Fences For Zapping Would-Be Copper Thieves 363 comments
The Linux Foundation's UEFI Secure Boot Pre-Bootloader Delayed 179 comments
Hosting Provider Automatically Fixes Vulnerabilities In Customers' Websites 73 comments
Israeli Infrastructure Proves Too Strong For Anonymous 569 comments
Jail Looms For Man Who Revealed AT&T Leaked iPad User E-Mails 124 comments
New Linux Rootkit Emerges 172 comments
Facebook Switching To HTTPS By Default 92 comments
Unresolved Issues Swirl Around Securing Mobile Payments 44 comments
Two FreeBSD Project Servers Hacked 46 comments
John McAfee Launches Blog, Offers $25K Reward For "Real Killers" 377 comments
New Malware Variant Uses Google Docs As a Proxy To Phone Home 85 comments
Anonymous Attacks Israeli Websites In Response To IDF Operation In Gaza 560 comments
FreeBSD Project Discloses Security Breach Via Stolen SSH Key 86 comments
Will It Take a 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' To Break Congressional Deadlock? 104 comments
High Security Animal Disease Lab Faces Uncertain Future 105 comments
House Subcommittee Holds Hearing On TSA's "Scanner Shuffle" 134 comments
NASA To Encrypt All of Its Laptops 226 comments
Hacker Grabs 150k Adobe User Accounts Via SQL Injection 64 comments
Battery-Powered Transmitter Could Crash A City's 4G Network 121 comments
Skype Disables Password Resets After Huge Security Hole Discovered 65 comments
Cyberespionage For Everyone 44 comments
Australia's Biggest Telco Sold Routers With Hardcoded Passwords 154 comments
John McAfee Accused of Murder, Wanted By Belize Police 353 comments
How Red Teams Hack Your Site To Save It 58 comments
Meet the Lawyer Suing Anyone Who Uses SSL 347 comments
Homeland Security Mining Social Media For Signs of Bio Attacks 96 comments
Support Forums Reveal SCADA Infections 66 comments
Nike+ FuelBand: Possibly a Big Security Hole For Your Life 162 comments
Critical Vulnerabilities In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, CryEngine 3 77 comments
Blizzard Sued Over Battle.net Authentication 217 comments
Stuxnet Infected (But Didn't Affect) Chevron Network In 2010 82 comments
Windows 8 Defeats 85% of Malware Detected In the Past 6 Months 299 comments
Australian Telcos Declare SMS Unsafe For Bank Transactions 42 comments
$50,000 Zero-Day Exploit Evades Adobe's Sandbox, Say Russian Analysts 56 comments
Bradley Manning Offers Partial Guilty Plea To Military Court 380 comments
The Web Won't Be Safe Or Secure Until We Break It 180 comments
Google Security Engineer Issues Sophos Warning 89 comments
Voting Machine Problem Reports Already Rolling In 386 comments
Gate One 1.1 Released: Run Vim In Your Browser 150 comments
Attack Steals Crypto Key From Co-Located Virtual Machines 73 comments
Should Hacked Companies Disclose Their Losses? 68 comments
PayPal, Symantec Hacked In Anonymous November 5 Hacking Spree 101 comments
New Jersey Residents Displaced By Storm Can Vote By Email 189 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With a DDoS Attack? 303 comments
Microsoft Escapes Kaspersky's Top 10 Vulnerabilities List 112 comments
Building the Ultimate Safe House 289 comments
PayPal Security Holes Expose Customer Card Data, Personal Details 87 comments
More Than 25% of Android Apps Know Too Much About You 277 comments
IEEE Standards For Voting Machines 221 comments
Department of Homeland Security Wants Nerds For a New "Cyber Reserve'" 204 comments
Security Firm VUPEN Claims To Have Hacked Windows 8 and IE10 118 comments
Internal Bug: Code Flaw May Lead to Wrong Dose From Infusion Pump 86 comments
Judge To Newspaper - Reveal Name of Commenter 307 comments
Dutch DigiNotar Servers Were Fully Hacked 83 comments
More Drones Set To Use US Air Space 223 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is TSA's PreCheck System Easy To Game? 157 comments
Irked By Cyberspying, Georgia Outs Russia-based Hacker 95 comments
Want a Security Pro? Get Politically Incorrect and Learn Geek Culture 314 comments
FBI Says They're Now Working 24/7 To Investigate Hackers and Network Attacks 74 comments
Showdown Set On Bid To Give UN Control of Internet 316 comments
US and Canada Launch Joint Cybersecurity Plan 42 comments
Cash-Strapped States Burdened By Expensive Data Security Breaches 58 comments
Industrial Control Software Easily Hackable 194 comments
Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Finding a Security Breach On Shared Hosting? 168 comments
China Telco Replaces Cisco Devices Over Security Concerns 180 comments
SSL Holes Found In Critical Non-Browser Software 84 comments
Experts Warn About Security Flaws In Airline Boarding Passes 199 comments
Huawei Offers 'Complete and Unrestricted' Source Code Access 255 comments
Would You Put a Tracking Device On Your Child? 610 comments
How a Google Headhunter's E-Mail Revealed Massive Misuse of DKIM 115 comments
Criminals Crack and Steal Customer Data From Barnes & Noble Keypads 83 comments
CyanogenMod Android ROMs Accidentally Logged Screen Unlock Patterns 69 comments
PS3 Encryption Keys Leaked 284 comments
Researcher Develops Patch For Java Zero Day In 30 Minutes 57 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Can I Protect My Android Devices From Hackers? 295 comments
DARPA Funds a $300 Software-Defined Radio For Hackers 94 comments
Aussie Researchers Crack Transport Crypto, Get Free Rides 88 comments
Smartphone Mugging More Popular Than Ever 285 comments
Zimmermann's Silent Circle Now Live 127 comments
Trade Show Video Features Iranian Tech, Talk of Stuxnet Retaliation 131 comments
Poor SSL Implementations Leave Many Android Apps Vulnerable 141 comments
Real-Time Cyber-Attack Map 36 comments
Kaspersky's Exploit-Proof OS Leaves Security Experts Skeptical 196 comments
TSA Moving X-ray Body Scanners To Smaller Airports 168 comments
NASA Exploring $1.5 Million Unmanned Aircraft Competition 38 comments
Explosive Detecting Devices Face Off With Bomb Dogs 115 comments
Malware Is 'Rampant' On Medical Devices In Hospitals 234 comments
Steam Protocol Opens PCs to Remote Code Execution 128 comments
Researcher Reverse-Engineers Pacemaker Transmitter To Deliver Deadly Shocks 216 comments
Hackers' 'Zero-Day' Exploits Stay Secret For Ten Months On Average 74 comments
UK Police Fined For Using Unencrypted Memory Sticks 100 comments
Kaspersky To Build Secure OS For SCADA Systems 165 comments
FBI Issues Android Virus Warning 129 comments
CIA: Flying Skyhook Wasn't Just For James Bond, It Actually Rescued Agents 123 comments
Precision Espionage MiniFlame Malware Tied To Flame 34 comments
US Suspects Iran Was Behind a Wave of Cyberattacks 292 comments
How Facebook Can Out Your Most Personal Secrets 467 comments
Google May Soon Scan Your Android Apps For Malware 124 comments
U.S. Defense Secretary Warns of a Possible 'Cyber-Pearl Harbor' 190 comments
Remote Admin Tools May Not Be Clever Enough For Their Own Good 21 comments
Mozilla Details How Old Plugins Will Be Blocked In Firefox 17 152 comments
Lone Packet Crashes Telco Networks 57 comments
Linux Foundation Offers Solution for UEFI Secure Boot 308 comments
Canadian Spying Case Proves Floppy Drive Isn't Dead Yet 148 comments
Facebook Confirms Data Breach 155 comments
Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability 165 comments
In Under 10 Hours, Google Patches Chrome To Plug Hole Found At Its Pwnium Event 113 comments
US Supreme Court Says Wiretapping Immunity Will Stand 203 comments
RSA Boss Angers Privacy Advocates 55 comments
Mysterious Algorithm Was 4% of Trading Activity Last Week 617 comments
Insurance For Cybercriminals, or Giant Sting? 72 comments
Ask Slashdot: Video Monitors For Areas That Are Off the Grid? 340 comments
Flaws Allow Every 3G Device To Be Tracked 81 comments
Post Mortem of GunnAllen IT Meltdown 192 comments
US Congress Rules Huawei a 'Security Threat' 186 comments
Wanted: Hackers For Large-Scale Attacks On American Banks 77 comments
Over 60% of Android Malware Hides In Fake Versions of Popular Apps 111 comments
Boston Airport Replacing X-ray Body Scanners 119 comments
Hitachi Develops Boarding Gate With Built-In Explosives Detector 118 comments
Europe Joins Forces In Massive Simulated Cyber Attack 36 comments
IETF Starts Work On Next-Generation HTTP Standards 82 comments
Bruce Perens: The Day I Blundered Into the Nuclear Facility 181 comments
Sandia Lab Fires Up 300,000 Virtual Android Devices To Test Out Security 39 comments
Graphics Cards: the Future of Online Authentication? 178 comments
White House Confirms Chinese Cyberattack 212 comments
PlaceRaider Builds a Model of Your World With Smartphone Photos 120 comments
Lingering Questions On the Extent of the Adobe Hack 97 comments
Privacy Watchdogs Want Facebook, Datalogix Deal Probed 8 comments
US Department of Homeland Security Looking For a Few Good Drones 92 comments
Adobe Revoking Code Signing Certificate Used To Sign Malware 39 comments
Smart-Grid Control Software Maker Hacked 96 comments
Bitcoin Exchange BitFloor Says It Will Replace Stolen Coins 117 comments
Can Foursquare Data Predict Where You Live? 55 comments
WhatsApp Threatens Developers of PC Gateway With Legal Action 27 comments
Appeals Court Caves To TSA Over Nude Body Scanners 169 comments
Cybersecurity Laws Would Do More Harm Than Good 77 comments
Malicious PhpMyAdmin Served From SourceForge Mirror 86 comments
FTC And PC Rental Companies Settle In Spying On Users Case 80 comments
New Java Vulnerability Found Affecting Java 5, 6, and 7 SE 121 comments
Samsung Smartphones Vulnerable To Remote Wipe Hack 151 comments
Data Breach Reveals 100k IEEE.org Members' Plaintext Passwords 160 comments
Ask Slashdot: Actual Best-in-Show For Free Anti Virus? 515 comments
Did Microsoft Know About the IE Zero-Day Flaw In Advance? 123 comments
W3C Group Proposed To Safeguard User Agent State Privacy 76 comments
Hotmail No Longer Accepts Long Passwords, Shortens Them For You 497 comments
Iran Behind Cyber Attacks On U.S. Banks 306 comments
Meet Two Security Researchers Apple Hates (Video) 146 comments
Another EUSecWest NFC Trick: Ride the Subway For Free 135 comments
6 Million Virgin Mobile Users Vulnerable To Brute-Force Attacks 80 comments
The Man Who Hacked the Bank of France 184 comments
Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware 245 comments
Android Hacked Via NFC On the Samsung Galaxy S 3 198 comments
Mikko Hypponen's Malware Odyssey 51 comments
Apple's Secret Plan To Join iPhones With Airport Security 232 comments
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Rooted 62 comments
TSA Spending $245 Million On "Second Generation" Body Scanners 335 comments
Inside Look At Eastern European Vs. East Asian Hackers 63 comments
Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack 252 comments
Wireless Analysis With Monitor Mode On Android 49 comments
Microsoft Issues Workaround For IE 0-Day 101 comments
New IE Zero-Day Being Exploited In the Wild 134 comments
Spoken Commands Crash Bank Phone Lines 178 comments
Radioactive Tool Goes Missing In Texas 163 comments
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Detained In Sweden 95 comments
Report Hints At Privacy Problem of Drones That Can Recognize Faces 107 comments
Cameras To Watch Cameras In Maryland 297 comments
Why WikiLeaks' Spinoff OpenLeaks Failed 79 comments
BMW Cars Vulnerable To Blank Key Attack 291 comments
QR Codes As Anti-Forgery On Currency Could Infect Banks 289 comments
Chip and Pin "Weakness" Exposed By Cambridge Researchers 133 comments
Intel Demos McAfee Social Protection 183 comments
Malware Used in Aramco Attack Likely Work of Amateurs 18 comments
GAO Slams DHS Over BioWatch Biological Defense System 88 comments
Go Daddy: Network Issues, Not Hacks Or DDoS, Caused Downtime 143 comments
MediaFire Restores Virus Researcher's Account But Not Individual Files 72 comments
Aramco Says Networks Back Online, No Results From Investigation Yet 21 comments
GoDaddy Goes Down, Anonymous Claims Responsibility 483 comments
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