It has been over a year since The Guardian reported the first story on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs based on the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, yet the national conversation remains largely mired in a simplistic debate over the tradeoffs between national security and individual privacy. It is time to start weighing the overall costs and benefits more broadly.
If you’re making a phone call with your iPhone, you used to have two options: Accept the notion...
In an interview with former National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander, Foreign...
Officials with the Tor privacy service have uncovered an attack that may have revealed identifying information or other clues of people operating or accessing anonymous websites and other services over a five-month span beginning in February.
Cyber criminals have been launching DDoS attacks from Amazon cloud-based bots after gaining access via a known vulnerability in open source search engine Elasticsearch, according to researchers.
High-level Chinese hackers recently tried to break into a key Canadian computer system, forcing Ottawa to isolate it from the main government network, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Federal Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and information security executives face a number of challenges in today's dynamic, fast-paced environment. These challenges include advanced persistent threats, system vulnerabilities, and regulatory compliance, to name a few.
To string along suspected sex offenders, Bryan Montgomery carries out intimate conversations with them — sometimes lasting a year — while posing as a juvenile on social media. The job brings psychological stress, which Montgomery acknowledges.
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) has offered a 3.9 million ruble (approximately $111,000) contract for technology that can identify the users of Tor, the encrypted anonymizing network used by Internet users seeking to hide their activities from monitoring by law enforcement, government censors, and others.
SiQuest Corporation has added a feature to its Internet Examiner Toolkit (IXTK). With the current release of Version 4.0.1407.2503, IXTK now forensically recovers evidence of “watched YouTube videos” from the Unallocated Space and browser cache repositories of computer hard drives, and the YouTube website directly.
The prospect that classified capabilities could be revealed in a criminal case has meant that the most sophisticated surveillance technologies are not always available to law enforcement because they are classified, current and former.
Have the UK police successfully broken anonymity on the internet? They certainly seemed to imply as much when the National Crime Agency proudly announced recently that it had made 660 arrests after an operation to identify people viewing indecent images of children online. The announcement raises questions about just how anonymous it is possible to be online.
Hackers only need to find one weak point to steal valuable information. On the flip side, you need to account for every possible vulnerability across your entire infrastructure. Doesn't seem fair, but it's the world we live in.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) has become the most patched software product, receiving more security patches in the first six months of this year than Adobe or Oracle software, a report by Bromium Labs has found.
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing power from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing power out there for the taking?
Security experts are warning that tens of thousands of WordPress sites have been compromised thanks to a known vulnerability in the MailPoet plug-in, leading to mass defacements, spam and outages.
Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Last year two Darpa-funded security researchers spent months cracking into a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius, terrifying each other with tricks. At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas next month, they’ll unveil a prototype intrusion-detection system for automobiles.