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Privacy jitters derail controversial K-12 big data initiative
Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public...
Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits US, dozens of other countries
An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60...
Search and rescue group sues FAA over drone use
A battle for rights to U.S. airspace is brewing between the Federal Aviation Administration and organizations looking to operate small, unmanned...
Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices
A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted...
Verizon: Web apps are the security punching bag of the Internet
Verizon today issued its annual data-breach investigations report, a study of what happened in 1,367 known cases across dozens of industries in 95...
Merchants, buyers on Dark Web get their own search engine
A search engine for the Dark Web has been launched in beta to provide easier access to marketplaces selling illegal drugs and hacking tools and...
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...