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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:17:55 +0000

Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:17:55 +0000

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Intelligence bill drops FBI bid to read Americans' browser history, email records

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:47:00 +0000

The provision would have expanded the FBI's powers to use national security letters to grab Americans' browsing histories without a court order.

Samsung SmartCam can be easily hacked and hijacked, researchers find

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:35:00 +0000

The researchers warned that the bug likely exists in all Samsung SmartCam devices.

Secret tokens found hard-coded in hundreds of Android apps

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:02:00 +0000

In some cases, the hard-coded secrets could allow an attacker to steal or delete data.

This simple phishing attack can steal your browser autofill data

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:56:00 +0000

Some browsers will turn over a user's autofill information -- even when the website doesn't ask for it.

Windows 10 privacy changes appease watchdogs, but still no data "off-switch"

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:00:00 +0000

Analysis: Microsoft favors the "just enough" approach to appease privacy regulators, but it ignores a fundamental customer complaint.

The worst passwords of 2016 are as lazy as ever

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Please, stop using "123456."

Mobile hacking firm Cellebrite confirms server breach

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:18:00 +0000

The Israeli security firm, popular with governments, has had a taste of its own medicine.

House bill aims to block tech giants from building "Muslim registry"

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:44:00 +0000

The bill would specifically prevent the government from forcing tech companies to help build the so-called registry.

Days before Trump takes office, Obama expands surveillance powers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:20:00 +0000

Activists asked President Obama to limit the government's surveillance powers before Trump takes office. Instead, the outgoing president expanded them.

Nobody seems to know what Rudy Giuliani's cybersecurity firm actually does

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:20:15 +0000

The former New York mayor will advise Trump's administration on cybersecurity. But it's not clear what he actually knows to support the role.

IBM bets on the blockchain to keep your medical data safe

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:05:00 +0000

Big Blue believes the secure transfer of medical information can be achieved through technology associated with Bitcoin.

St. Jude Medical releases security patches for vulnerable cardiac devices

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:40:00 +0000

It appears that hearts can be hacked, after all.

LA college caves in, pays $28,000 ransomware demand

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:21:24 +0000

The school says outside security experts advised them to do so.

GitHub secret key finder released to public

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:33:00 +0000

The open-source tool can be used to search for secret keys used to access networks.

Google patches severe Android boot mode vulnerability

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:40:49 +0000

The critical vulnerability left Android devices open to denial of service and privilege escalation attacks.

123-Reg once again the target of severe DDoS attack

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:55:29 +0000

The hosting provider was struck by a DDoS only days into the New Year.

$247,000 KillDisk ransomware demands a fortune, forgets to unlock files

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:03:00 +0000

The malware asks for 222 Bitcoin but will not honor promises to decrypt files after payment is made.

US government subcontractor leaks confidential military personnel data

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 18:00:00 +0000

The leak exposed personal data including Social Security numbers to the assigned posts of critical members of the US military, some of whom hold the highest levels of security clearance.

Stop calling everything a "hack"

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:00:00 +0000

Nevada state government's website was leaking thousands of social security numbers, and highly sensitive personal data. They said it was a hack. Spoiler alert: It wasn't.

Nevada leaks thousands of medical marijuana dispensary applications

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:30:00 +0000

The data includes their dates of birth, home addresses, citizenship, and driving license and social security numbers of the applicants.