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Hundreds of medical professionals targeted in multi-state tax scam
Medical professionals in ten states have become victims of identity theft, after someone used their personal information, including Social Security...
U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off
The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that...
DDoS Attackers Change Techniques To Wallop Sites
Criminals behind distributed denial of service attacks are relying less on traditional botnets and more on techniques capable of launching larger...
Federal CIOs Moving Cybersecurity Beyond Compliance
The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous...
Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed
Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help.
Tor anonymity network to shrink as a result of Heartbleed flaw
The Tor Project has flagged 380 Tor relays vulnerable to the critical Heartbleed flaw to be rejected from the Tor anonymity network, reducing the...
Tor anonymity network to shrink as a result of Heartbleed flaw
The Tor Project has flagged 380 Tor relays vulnerable to the critical Heartbleed flaw to be rejected from the Tor anonymity network, reducing the...
Teen arrested in Heartbleed attack against Canadian tax site
Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using the Heartbleed bug to steal data about taxpayers.
Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling
A U.S. federal court has affirmed contempt charges against Lavabit, rejecting an attempt by company attorneys to argue new issues on appeal.
Can Heartbleed be used in DDoS attacks?
With nearly every major threat to information security, it is not long before security experts ask the question, "Can the threat play a role in...
Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping
A new webmail service called Lavaboom promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users' private encryption keys...
Telefónica starts exchange for targeted mobile ads
Telecom operator TelefA3nica has launched the first mobile ad-exchange platform to use the operator's customer demographics and real-time...
Cellular industry makes concession on kill switch
Wireless carriers in the U.S., handset makers and the industry's lobbying group have made a significant concession on technology that could...
Kill switches coming to iPhone, Android, Windows devices in 2015
Wireless carriers in the U.S., handset makers and the industry's lobbying group have made a significant concession on technology that could...
Heartbleed bug is irritating McAfee, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab
The Heartbleed Bug disclosed by the OpenSSL group on April 7 has sent many vendors scurrying to patch their products and that includes security firms...
Data breaches nail more US Internet users, regulation support rises
More U.S. Internet users report they have been victims of data breach, while 80 percent want additional restrictions against sharing of online data,...
AT&T hacker Weev released from prison after appeals court overturns conviction
Andrew Auernheimer, known online as "weev," has won an appeal against his conviction for exploiting a vulnerability in AT&T's...
US charges nine with distributing Zeus malware
The U.S. Department of Justice has brought charges against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that distributed the Zeus Trojan used to...
Website operators will have a hard time dealing with the Heartbleed vulnerability
Website and server administrators will have to spend considerable time, effort and money to mitigate all the security risks associated with...
FTC implores WhatsApp to keep its promises on privacy in Facebook deal
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday cleared a path for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp to proceed, though it called on both...