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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...
Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key
Four researchers working separately have demonstrated a server's private encryption key can be obtained using the Heartbleed bug, an attack...
Don't overlook URL fetching agents when fixing Heartbleed flaw on servers, researchers say
Website operators should assess their whole Web infrastructure when patching the critical Heartbleed flaw in OpenSSL, otherwise they risk leaving...
5-year-old hacks Xbox, becomes Microsoft 'security researcher'
A 5-year-old San Diego boy has been commended by Microsoft for his security skills after finding a vulnerability in the company's Xbox games...
Google amends terms to clarify that data is analyzed for ads
In an attempt at clarity, Google has amended its terms of service to say that it analyzes private data, including emails, for purposes including the...
Users face serious threat as hackers take aim at routers, embedded devices
Home routers and other consumer embedded devices are plagued by basic vulnerabilities and can't be easily secured by non-technical users, which...
Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers
Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had...
Smaller banks warned of hackers raising ATM withdrawal limits
Smaller financial institutions have been warned to look out for attacks that aim to increase the withdrawal limit on customer payment cards for fraud...
Researchers publicly disclose vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Service
Security researchers released technical details and proof-of-concept code for 30 security issues affecting Oracle's Java Cloud Service, some of...
Banks withdraw claim against Target over break-in
Two banks that took legal action against Target over its recent data breach have withdrawn their claims, apparently due to an erroneous allegation...
Philips smart TVs open to remote attacks via default wireless connection, researchers say
The latest firmware in some Philips smart TV models opens an insecure Miracast wireless network, allowing potential attackers located in the signal...
Hosting company describes security scare aimed at Bitcoin accounts
On Sunday morning, Nate Daiger, one of the owners of a small Los Angeles-based hosting company Chunk Host, received an odd email on his phone.
Gameover malware targets accounts on employment websites
A new variant of the Gameover computer Trojan is targeting job seekers and recruiters by attempting to steal log-in credentials for Monster.com and...
Security vendor Trustwave named in Target-related suit
Security vendor Trustwave was accused in a class-action suit of failing to detect the attack that led to Target's data breach, one of the largest...
Worried about the government? Internet giants also dip their hands in the cookie jar
Security protections have been tightened at many of the major online services, as firms like Google and Microsoft pledge to protect their users...
Speedy attack targets Web servers with outdated Linux kernels
Web servers running a long-outdated version of the Linux kernel were attacked with dramatic speed over two days last week, Cisco Systems said on...
EA Games site hacked to steal Apple IDs
An Electronic Arts website was hacked in a phishing scheme aimed at the acquisition of Apple IDs and credit card numbers, security researchers...
Wickr sees a business in securing other apps
Wickr, a startup that provides encrypted messaging, is now licensing its security technology to other application vendors.
Hacker Diabl0 arrested in Thailand at the request of Swiss authorities
Russian-Morrocan hacker Farid Essebar, known online as Diabl0, was arrested in Bangkok at the request of law enforcement authorities from Switzerland...
For Facebook, delivering the strongest security would be a challenge
If you're a Facebook user and you want the best form of encryption to keep hackers and spies out of your posts and chats, you don't have a...