Your website may be engaged in secret criminal activity

Most of us think of website hacks as illicit activities aimed at siphoning critical information or disrupting the business of website owners. But what happens when your site becomes hacked, not for th

DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data

Russian hackers have had access to Democratic National Committee secret files -- including opposition research on Donald Trump -- for over a year, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

Cylance, fighting malicious hackers with AI, hits $1B valuation after raising $100M

“If you can’t beat them, join them” may not sound like the most encouraging pitch for a cybersecurity company, but a startup called Cylance has created an artificial intelligence-po

Apple has shut down the first fully-functional Mac OS X ransomware

Apple has shut down what appears to have been the first, fully-functional ransomware targeting Mac computers. This particular form of cyber threat involves malware that encrypts the data on your perso

Apple’s best defense against the FBI is the one it can’t share publicly

With Apple vowing to resist the FBI’s demands for an iPhone backdoor in the San Bernardino case all the way to the Supreme Court, many people assume the company is motivated purely out of principle

Who Will Step Up To Secure The Internet Of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) presents a significant mix of opportunity and risk. Compared to the connected devices of the past, the gazillions of new IoT devices that are being predicted for our homes

The Business Of Fraud

When you visualize a hacker, what do you see? A young computer enthusiast coding in their basement, pounding Red Bull? A futuristic robot plugged into hundreds of servers deep inside a secret warehous

Hack The Planet! (Before It’s Too Late)

Greetings from the gaudy hellscape of Las Vegas, and that overcrowded maelstrom of surly hackers known as DEF CON! What follows is a brief rundown of the talks here (and its big corporate sister Black

Chrysler’s Solution To The Jeep Hack Is 1.4 Million USB Drives

You've probably read the WIRED story "Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It" by now. Either way, it was scary as hell. Today, the company behind Jeep has finally taken action and

Notes From Crazytown, Day Three: Black Hat Breakdown

So far this week, at Black Hat, I have learned to deeply mistrust: passwords, chip-and-PIN cards, USB devices, HTTPS connections, more than two billion phones, governments worldwide, all human societi

SourceClear Raises $1.5M Seed Round For Its Software Security Platform

Modern development frameworks and libraries can make writing software quite a bit easier, but at the same time, hackers are also aware of this and they specifically target popular frameworks to find p

Weev Needs To Walk

Andrew "<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Weev">Weev</a>" Auernheimer is a troll, but he's not a criminal. This is clear. In his recent appearance in federal appellate court in Philadelphia, t

Mt. Gox Source Code Leaked By Hackers Along With Team Information, Customer Data

Those interested in building a Bitcoin exchange should look no further than this chunk of source code posted by a “Russian leaker” called nanashi_. It alleges to contain the 1,700-line sou

Hardware Needs To Be Harder To Hack

News that <a target="_blank" href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/02/time-to-harden-your-hardware/">Linksys and Belkin</a> hardware was inherently insecure and could easily allow hackers to access yo

Handcuffs For Hacker Schools? Why A “Code Of Conduct” For Coding Bootcamps Could Actually Be Good For The Ecosystem

The explosion in both online and offline programming platforms over the last year has made one thing clear: Learning to code is hot. (With two “t’s.”) Well, that and the fact that ou

Four Indicted For Installing Undetectable Card Skimmers Inside Gas Pumps

The New York County District Attorney announced that the NYPD arrested four men on March 21, 2013 suspected of using concealed card skimming systems to grab card numbers and PINs from hundreds of vict

Snapchat Makes You “Find The Ghosts” To Keep Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number [Update: But It Fails]

Snapchat now verifies new users aren't robots by making them choose its ghost mascot in images. It's an attempt to keep out hackers who could steal phone numbers by exploiting a leaked database of det

The War On Hackers

Corey Thuen was a developer at the Idaho National Laboratory who helped to develop a network-visualization tool called Sophia. Then Battelle Energy, the company that <a target="_blank" href="http://ww

A Way To Save BlackBerry

The first smartphone I owned was a Nokia communicator, which I chose because the C++ dev kit gave me the most freedom. When the iPhone appeared I did not switch, because mandatory App Store signing to

Deep Web Users Are Ready To Launch Silk Road 2.0

In an <a target="_blank" href="http://atlantisblog.org/silk-road-subdued-but-this-ex-blackmarket-employee-believes-they-only-released-a-monster/">interesting post-mortem release</a> by the creators of
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