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Google is the latest company to brush off most of the WikiLeaks vulnerabilities

WikiLeaks dumped thousands of alleged CIA documents online yesterday that contained lists of vulnerabilities in popular tech products, sending companies scrambling to make sure their security patches

Superintelligent AI explains Softbank’s push to raise a $100BN Vision Fund

Anyone who's seen Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son give a keynote speech will know he rarely sticks to the standard industry conference playbook. And his turn on the stage at Mobile World Congress this morn

Microsoft calls for establishment of a digital Geneva Convention

As the public grows more concerned with state-sponsored hacking, Microsoft is calling on tech companies to form a so-called “Digital Geneva Convention” by promising to protect users from n

The SEC is reportedly investigating why Yahoo took so long to disclose that it was hacked

As if two massive data breaches affecting more than one billion users isn't enough, Yahoo is now under investigation from the SEC for not disclosing the hacks sooner, according to a Wall Street Journa

Mirai botnet creator unmasked as DDOS protection developer tempted by the dark side

Mirai, the botnet that subverted thousands of poorly secured internet of things devices and set them to work on denial of service attacks, has been revealed to be the creation of a young developer who

Is the U.S. no longer tamper-proof?

Ken Miller Contributor Ken Miller is an investor, writer and advisor to several technology companies and venture capital firms. Previously he was an executive at PayPal and Intuit, and early advisor t

Obama orders review of Russian election hacking

President Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to conduct a complete review of the hacks and leaks that led up to and may have influenced the presidential election, according to White House homela

San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back

Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco's Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his own horrible personal cyber hygiene. Accordi

Jill Stein campaign files to recount votes in Wisconsin

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, and independent party candidate Rocky De La Fuente, today filed for a recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin after Stein raised more than $5.2 mill

LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social network

IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range

It was a big day for IBM today as it opened its shiny new security headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, complete with what the company is calling the first commercial cyber range. A cyber

Why the Department of Transportation’s self-driving car guidelines aren’t enough

Ford, GM, Toyota and VW are just a handful of the car manufacturers planning to put self-driving cars on the road in the next five years. If you ask Uber or Tesla, they might say driverless cars have

Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

The web design platform Weebly was hacked in February, according to the data breach notification site LeakedSource. Usernames and passwords for more than 43 million accounts were taken in the breach,

Why an unhackable mobile phone is a complete marketing myth

The mobile security market is taking off due to high-profile hackings. Is there such a thing as an unhackable phone? Consider this: The smartphone in your pocket is 10 times more powerful than the fas

Toppling democracy one byte at a time

As the saying goes, "all politics is local.” And now, so is hacking. Cyber attacks popularized on the silver screen are now occurring in every aspect of our life. Our election system is not immune f

Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers

In the wake of the 2013 Snowden revelations about mass surveillance programs some startups with concerns about overreaching government requests for user data settled on Switzerland as a base for their

Hacking for investor profit

Just over four years ago, I sat through what still is the most viscerally disturbing information security talk I’ve ever seen. The late Barnaby Jack, a brilliant security researcher, had just demons

UnifyID wants to bury the password once and for all

The old-fashioned password gets little respect from hackers these days. In fact, it's barely a speed bump for them to get past. The hacker can find your password or even the answers to your "security"

Obama and Clinton weigh in on cyber warfare tactics

President Barack Obama told reporters at the G-20 summit in China that he has been in discussions with other world leaders, including Russian president Vladimir Putin, about creating a set of standard

Meet the team hacking Sundar Pichai and Channing Tatum

If you follow tech executives or famous actors on Twitter, you’ve probably seen references to something called OurMine several times over the last few weeks. That’s because a group of th
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