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Published: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 10:56:42 -0700

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DOJ probing claims U.S. drug agency 'collaborated' with NSA on intelligence

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:19:05 +0000

The U.S. Justice Dept. said it was "looking into the issues" raised by an Reuters story, that one of its law enforcement agencies collaborated with the NSA to crack down on alleged drug criminals.(image)



iOS 7 records, displays user location data: Reactions from the trenches

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:41:04 +0000

We all presume our phones log where we go and when. But when you see it in front of you on your iPhone, that's when it gets a little creepy.(image)



Single Android flaw can be used to target entire enterprise

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:52:04 +0000

Google's Android "weblogin" feature may be simple and quick to use, but researchers say it can be used to take down an entire system of applications.(image)



Android app malware rates jump 40 percent

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:00:06 +0000

A new report released by Trend Micro says that mobile malware rates are skyrocketing.(image)



Cybersecurity incentive proposals from White House underwhelm

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:02:04 +0000

The security of critical infrastructure is clearly important, but don't expect much from the Federal Government's efforts to promote it.(image)



Windows Phones open to hackers when connecting to rogue Wi-Fi

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:22:05 +0000

Microsoft has warned that a vulnerability in Windows Phone operating systems could allow hackers to access your passwords when connected to rogue Wi-Fi hotspots.(image)



U.S. cloud industry stands to lose $35 billion amid PRISM fallout

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:16:05 +0000

Revelations of the U.S. government's spying programs could have a massive impact on the U.S. cloud industry, which stands to lose vast sums over the next three years as a result — compounded by other countries bankrolling efforts to combat U.S. market leadership.(image)



BGP spoofing - why nothing on the internet is actually secure

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000

A skilled attacker with access to the right router can co-opt routes to destination IP address. When this happens, nothing on the internet is trustworthy. And there's no way to stop it.(image)



Trust the PKI or it's anarchy on the Internet

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:04:05 +0000

When Microsoft automatically updates your Windows trusted root certificates, are they inserting secret backdoors for the NSA to spy on you? No, but even if they were, you'd still have to trust them.(image)



Carriers rush to fix SIM card vulnerability — by hacking into them

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:13:05 +0000

How do you fix a major security flaw that could lead to attackers hacking into hundreds of millions of SIM cards? By getting the carriers to hack into them first.(image)



Researchers reveal details of active 'Comfoo' cyberespionage campaign

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:25:04 +0000

The trojan used in the RSA breach of 2010 is still active and targeting corporate and government targets worldwide; over 200 variants of 'Comfoo' recently discovered by researchers.(image)



Best of Show, Black Hat USA 2013 Vendors and Sponsors

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:05:04 +0000

Black Hat USA 2013 vendor area included companies such as Veracode, Booz Allen Hamilton and Microsoft, with creative schwag such as Botnets for Breakfast (cereal) and 'hacker' playing cards.(image)



CFAA violations key to 2012 Obama victory?

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 03:13:04 +0000

An important tactic of the Obama reelection campaign was likely a violation of Facebook's terms of service, and therefore a violation of federal law. This is yet more evidence that Justice Department interpretations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act are unreasonable and need to be curtailed.(image)



Black Hat USA 2013: Day One, In Pictures

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:30:05 +0000

Leading security conference Black Hat 2013 boasts over 100 talks that include hacking nuclear facilities, rooting SIM cards, OPSEC failures of spies, a keynote from the NSA and more.(image)



Researchers reveal how to hack an iPhone in 60 seconds

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:05:04 +0000

Three Georgia Tech hackers have disclosed how to hack iPhones and iPads with malware in under sixty seconds using a "malicious charger." UPDATED.(image)



NSA Director Alexander Black Hat USA 2013 Keynote: Gallery

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:37:05 +0000

During his packed Black Hat USA keynote NSA Director Keith Alexander assured the crowd that the NSA's surveillance programs are lawful interception; attendees did not hesitate to shout "Bullshit."(image)



NSA Director accused of lying to Congress at Black Hat USA 2013 keynote

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:27:04 +0000

During his packed Black Hat USA keynote NSA Director Keith Alexander assured the crowd that the NSA's surveillance programs are lawful interception; attendees did not hesitate to shout "Bullshit."(image)



Cybercrime 'bigger threat than nuclear war', UK lawmakers say

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:38:04 +0000

Following the lead of the U.S., U.K. lawmakers say that preventing cybercrime is now a top priority.(image)



Black Hat 2013: talks and panels 'hot list'

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:38:05 +0000

Leading security conference Black Hat boasts over 100 talks that include hacking nuclear facilities, rooting SIM cards, OPSEC failures of spies, a keynote from the NSA and more. Here's a 'hot list' of 2013's riveting talks and demos.(image)



Nasdaq hackers charged following 'largest known data theft in history'

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:49:04 +0000

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged five men who allegedly targeted the Nasdaq and stole over 160 million credit card numbers.(image)