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Security Stories for 2014

US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers 223 comments
Google Researcher Publishes Unpatched Windows 8.1 Security Vulnerability 129 comments
FBI Monitoring Hacking Targets For Retaliation 96 comments
Security Research At the Hague, Netherlands: Mobile Network and Internet Threats 16 comments
Over 78% of All PHP Installs Are Insecure 112 comments
NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip' 234 comments
NVIDIA Breached 59 comments
The NSA Uses the Same Chat Protocol As Hackers 81 comments
Kim Dotcom's Mega Again Announces Encrypted Browser-Based Chat Service 40 comments
FBI Allegedly Investigating Lizard Squad Member Over Xbox Live, PSN Attacks 78 comments
2015 Could Be the Year of the Hospital Hack 130 comments
Norse Security IDs 6, Including Ex-Employee, As Sony Hack Perpetrators 158 comments
Twitter Bug Locks Out Many Users 69 comments
Chaos Computer Club Claims It Can Reproduce Fingerprints From People's Photos 80 comments
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Companies With Poor SSL Practices? 141 comments
Sony PlayStation Network Back Up Now, Supposedly 75 comments
Finn Linked To Lizard Squad Christmas Attack 51 comments
13,000 Passwords, Usernames Leaked For Major Commerce, Porn Sites 149 comments
Romanian Cybersecurity Law Will Allow Warrantless Access To Data 62 comments
Lizard Squad Targets Tor 83 comments
Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day 336 comments
Rackspace Restored After DDOS Takes Out DNS 49 comments
South Korea Says Nuclear Reactors Safe After Cyberattacks 54 comments
Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack 160 comments
North Korean Defector Spills Details On the Country's Elite Hacking Force 166 comments
Russian Hackers Stole Millions From Banks, ATMs 53 comments
Did North Korea Really Attack Sony? 282 comments
Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball 227 comments
Many DDR3 Modules Vulnerable To Bit Rot By a Simple Program 138 comments
Docker Image Insecurity 73 comments
Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector 163 comments
Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update 115 comments
JP Morgan Breach Tied To Two-Factor Authentication Slip 71 comments
North Korean Internet Is Down 360 comments
TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords 276 comments
South Korean Power Plants To Conduct Cyber-Attack Drills Following Hack 39 comments
Tor Warns of Possible Disruption of Network Through Server Seizures 19 comments
Major Security Vulnerabilities Uncovered At Frankfurt Airport 91 comments
US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks 153 comments
Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage' 212 comments
North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation 236 comments
Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony 177 comments
Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards 97 comments
Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't) 343 comments
Researchers Discover SS7 Flaw, Allowing Total Access To Any Cell Phone, Anywhere 89 comments
Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced 148 comments
Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking 118 comments
Hackers Compromise ICANN, Access Zone File Data System 110 comments
US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking 182 comments
RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft 110 comments
Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware 83 comments
Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites 396 comments
Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release 589 comments
Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone 82 comments
Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services 281 comments
BGP Hijacking Continues, Despite the Ability To Prevent It 57 comments
"Lax" Crossdomain Policy Puts Yahoo Mail At Risk 50 comments
Sony Reportedly Is Using Cyber-Attacks To Keep Leaked Files From Spreading 190 comments
Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary? 184 comments
New Destover Malware Signed By Stolen Sony Certificate 80 comments
Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987 172 comments
Stealthy Linux Trojan May Have Infected Victims For Years 129 comments
POODLE Flaw Returns, This Time Hitting TLS Protocol 54 comments
Bluetooth Gains Direct Internet Access, Security Enhancements 47 comments
FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days 83 comments
Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack 170 comments
Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape 180 comments
How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Twitterbot 54 comments
North Korea Denies Involvement In "Righteous" Sony Hack 85 comments
Neglecting the Lessons of Cypherpunk History 103 comments
Sony Employees Receive Email Threat From Hackers: 'Your Family Will Be In Danger' 184 comments
In North Korea, Hackers Are a Handpicked, Pampered Elite 102 comments
The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought 528 comments
Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords? 247 comments
UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea 216 comments
Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked 91 comments
Fraudulent Apps Found In Apple's Store 89 comments
Iranian Hackers Compromised Airlines, Critical Infrastructure Companies 61 comments
FBI: Wiper Malware Has Korean Language Packs, Hard Coded Targets 81 comments
Big Banks Will Vie For Your Attention With Cardless ATMs and VR 76 comments
Cyber Ring Stole Secrets For Gaming US Stock Market 37 comments
BlackBerry Clears Hurdle For Voice Crypto Acquisition 27 comments
Hackers Breach Payment Systems of Major Parking Garage Operator 38 comments
Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone 165 comments
Syrian Electronic Army Takes Credit For News Site Hacking 24 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System? 127 comments
Auto Industry Teams Up With Military To Stop Car Hacking 114 comments
The People Who Are Branding Vulnerabilities 64 comments
Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack 155 comments
Regin Malware In EU Attack Linked To US and British Intelligence Agencies 131 comments
DHS Set To Destroy "Einstein" Surveillance Records 71 comments
Book Review: Bulletproof SSL and TLS 92 comments
Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation 106 comments
Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-Profile Targets For Years 143 comments
Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In 41 comments
Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance 157 comments
Android Botnet Evolves, Could Pose Threat To Corporate Networks 54 comments
Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows 178 comments
State Department Joins NOAA, USPS In Club of Hacked Federal Agencies 54 comments
US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat 98 comments
Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission 148 comments
Popular Smartphones Hacked At Mobile Pwn2Own 2014 52 comments
Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week 127 comments
US Weather System and Satellite Network Hacked 76 comments
ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption 245 comments
US Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Breach 50 comments
First Victims of the Stuxnet Worm Revealed 39 comments
Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers 127 comments
US Postal Service Hacked, 500k+ Employees and Public Data Breached 46 comments
Book Review: Countdown To Zero Day 58 comments
Report: Federal Workers, Contractors Behind Half of Government Cyber Breaches 61 comments
Espionage Campaign Targets Corporate Executives Traveling Abroad 101 comments
Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA 231 comments
Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords 321 comments
Informational Wi-Fi Traffic As a Covert Communication Channel For Malware 16 comments
British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists 184 comments
Home Depot Says Hackers Grabbed 53 Million Email Addresses 99 comments
WireLurker Mac OS X Malware Found, Shut Down 59 comments
The Fight Over the EFF's Secure Messaging Scoreboard 63 comments
NSA Director Says Agency Shares Most, But Not All, Bugs It Finds 170 comments
EFF Begins a Campaign For Secure and Usable Cryptography 96 comments
Google Releases Open Source Nogotofail Network Traffic Security Testing Tool 36 comments
American Express Seeks To Swap Card Numbers For Secure Tokens 130 comments
Ask Slashdot: Single Sign-On To Link Google Apps and Active Directory? 168 comments
Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card 126 comments
Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys 150 comments
The 7th Underhanded C Contest Is Online 41 comments
Chinese Hackers Mess With Texas By Attacking Fracking Firms 104 comments
Video Raises Doubts About Attkisson's Claims of Malicious Hacking 105 comments
OpenBSD 5.6 Released 125 comments
Smart Meters and New IoT Devices Cause Serious Concern 168 comments
Breaching Air-Gap Security With Radio 80 comments
Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40 70 comments
Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools 87 comments
Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw 76 comments
Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group 63 comments
Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached 265 comments
Hackers Breach White House Network 98 comments
Dangerous Vulnerability Fixed In Wget 58 comments
Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security 142 comments
Car Thieves and Insurers Vote On Keyless Car Security 221 comments
Book Review: Measuring and Managing Information Risk: a FAIR Approach 46 comments
OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes 126 comments
Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough 223 comments
Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads 126 comments
Cisco Fixes Three-Year-Old Telnet Flaw In Security Appliances 60 comments
Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life 165 comments
Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks 114 comments
DHS Investigates 24 Potentially Lethal IoT Medical Devices 79 comments
Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options 121 comments
Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files 113 comments
Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit 124 comments
China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts 109 comments
FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption 284 comments
FBI Warns Industry of Chinese Cyber Campaign 106 comments
Adobe: Click-to-Play Would Have Avoided Flood of Java Zero-days 111 comments
Drupal Fixes Highly Critical SQL Injection Flaw 54 comments
Google Finds Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Web Encryption 68 comments
Analysis of Linux Backdoor Used In Freenode Hack 37 comments
Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism 265 comments
Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services 29 comments
Windows Flaw Allowed Hackers To Spy On NATO, Ukraine, Others 97 comments
VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better 220 comments
Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct 549 comments
The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers 622 comments
Pro-Democracy Websites In Hong Kong Targeted With and Serving Malware 44 comments
How Poor Punctuation Can Break Windows 94 comments
Kmart Says Its Payment System Was Hacked 101 comments
Snapchat Says Users Were Victimized By Their Use of Third-Party Apps 90 comments
Interviews: Ask Reuben Paul What Hackers Can Learn From an 8-Year-Old 44 comments
Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training 102 comments
National Security Letter Issuance Likely Headed To Supreme Court 112 comments
A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien 193 comments
The Malware of the Future May Come Bearing Real Gifts 103 comments
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs? 204 comments
Chrome 38 Released: New APIs and 159 Security Fixes 55 comments
Department of Defense May Give Private Cloud Vendors Access To Top Secret Data 60 comments
Infected ATMs Give Away Millions of Dollars Without Credit Cards 83 comments
Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption 146 comments
Hackers Compromised Yahoo Servers Using Shellshock Bug 69 comments
Professor Kevin Fu Answers Your Questions About Medical Device Security 21 comments
Bugzilla Bug Exposes Zero-Day Bugs 34 comments
DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation 124 comments
Smart Gun Inspires Smart Mouse Authentification System 60 comments
JP Morgan Chase Breach: Shades of a Cyber Cold War? 96 comments
JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households 76 comments
FDA Issues Guidance On Cybersecurity of Medical Devices 26 comments
Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos 225 comments
Hacking USB Firmware 97 comments
Building a Honeypot To Observe Shellshock Attacks In the Real World 41 comments
Xen Cloud Fix Shows the Right Way To Patch Open-Source Flaws 81 comments
New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet 172 comments
Leaked Docs Reveal List of 30 Countries Hacked On Orders of FBI Informant Sabu 78 comments
Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics 575 comments
iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors 72 comments
Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger 72 comments
China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons 92 comments
Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X 174 comments
FBI Plans To Open Up Malware Analysis Tool To Outside Researchers 31 comments
CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers 195 comments
Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation 217 comments
Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found 329 comments
At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert 242 comments
NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images 192 comments
Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug 208 comments
Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market 185 comments
NSF Awards $10 Million To Protect America's Processors 48 comments
First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks 236 comments
Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild 318 comments
Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen 94 comments
Where Whistleblowers End Up Working 224 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure? 191 comments
Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March 93 comments
US Asks Universities To Flag Risky Pathogen Experiments 39 comments
Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash 399 comments
Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes 103 comments
Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Scanner: Still Hackable 70 comments
To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes 410 comments
jQuery.com Compromised To Serve Malware 103 comments
Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You 98 comments
Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach 221 comments
Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout 392 comments
Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed 113 comments
Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group 99 comments
Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware 226 comments
Dropbox and Google Want To Make Open Source Security Tools Easy To Use 24 comments
TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name 270 comments
Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards 80 comments
Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks 61 comments
eBay Redirect Attack Puts Buyers' Credentials At Risk 37 comments
NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations 103 comments
Why Is It Taking So Long To Secure Internet Routing? 85 comments
Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game 92 comments
New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails 200 comments
Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts 53 comments
High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint 600 comments
Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities? 238 comments
Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers 210 comments
Mining iPhones and iCloud For Data With Forensic Tools 85 comments
5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise 203 comments
Research Finds No Large-Scale Exploits of Heartbleed Before Disclosure 20 comments
Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised 65 comments
Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems 111 comments
Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1 108 comments
Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots 230 comments
Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers 142 comments
Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted 67 comments
Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov 150 comments
Privacy Vulnerabilities In Coursera, Including Exposed Student Email Addresses 31 comments
Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us? 448 comments
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