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Space X rocket en route to ISS with space laser cargo
A Space X Falcon rocket lifted off Friday afternoon for the International Space Station (ISS) from the Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida.
FCC vote on incentive auction plan could further open broadband competition
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for...
Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks
Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers...
Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards
About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack...
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.
Israeli start-up, working with GE, out to detect Stuxnet-like attacks
The Stuxnet malware known to have stealthily targeted Iranian nuclear facilities a few years ago was a wake-up call about how vulnerable critical...
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...
Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app
Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to...
Samsung and Amazon customize Kindle app, offer free e-books
Users of the new Kindle for Samsung app will get up to 12 e-books for free a year, as Samsung Electronics joins forces with Amazon.com to boost 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.
How a cyber cob patrols the underworld of e-commerce
Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97...
How a cyber cop patrols the underworld of e-commerce
Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97...
Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks
The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how...
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...
Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes
Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as...
Organizations suffer SQL Injection attacks, but do little to prevent them
On Wednesday, the Ponemon Institute released the results of a new study conducted for DB Networks. In it, 65 percent of the respondents said that...
VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend
VMware started patching its products against the critical Heartbleed flaw that puts encrypted communications at risk, and plans to have updates ready...
TrueCrypt source code audit finds no critical flaws or intentional backdoors
The source code of TrueCrypt, a popular disk encryption tool, is not the most polished work of programming, but it has no critical flaws or...