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Despite Twitter's promotion of the two-factor authentication system to improve security over accounts, Twitter's CFO himself got hacked yesterday, with the account posting over 300 spam tweets.
Lovestruck and horny employees are putting their employers and co-workers at risk by using dating apps that are severely vulnerable to hackers, according to a new report by IBM.
In the spirit of Safer Internet Day, Google has produced a security dashboard and is offering 2 GB of extra drive space anyone who reviews their security preferences before the 17th.
An early investigation into the recent Anthem breach, that might have exposed 80 million accounts, is starting to point to the usual suspects: the Chinese government and the DEEP PANDA hacking group
Google has pulled numerous apps from its Play Store that had been directing users to install more software, which secretly collected their personal data and sent premium-rate text messages.
New rules with regards to NSA spying are expected to be made public today with the agency having to concede a modicum of privacy to non-US citizens. The NSA will now have to delete data.
If you would like a simple way to keep track of what is happening in your home when you are away, the HomeMonitor HD can do live video feeds, record motion at set times and archive all video online.
A new type of Facebook hoax is currently circulating on the website. People are tagged in an alleged video, which upon opening is a malware hosting website, that can infect a wide range of devices.
Lizard Squad continues taking down websites, this time it included a whole lot of various communication and social media services including Facebook, Instagram, AIM, Tinder, Hipchat and MySpace.
After hitting Xbox Live and PSN last year, Lizard Squad has struck again - this time targeting Malaysia Airlines, replacing its homepage with an image of a plane and the title '404 - Plane Not Found'.
Topface, a Russian dating site, has apparently had its servers hacked and the perpetrators are now auctioning off over twenty million usernames and e-mail addresses which can be used for future scams.
New leaked documents show how the NSA is able to use botnets, malware and even other countries' spy systems to gather data and spread their own programs to new targets.
From tardy updates and Micromax crapware, to cutting-edge flagships, wireless keyloggers, Steamtastrophes, and another Xbox price cut, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Hackers this morning targeted the Twitter feeds of two major news agencies, sending out a barrage of doomsday tweets that made it seem as if China and the United States had just sparked World War III.
Activists from the youth wing of Sweden's Pirate Party provided free Wi-Fi at a major security conference, and viewed the web usage of top government and industry figures via the unencrypted hotspot.
A new hacking device, called KeySweeper, is on the scene. It looks like a harmless USB charger, but its hidden talent is that it can capture every keystroke from wireless Microsoft keyboards.
AfriLeaks, a new whisteblowing website backed by 19 media outlets and modeled after Assange's groundbreaking Wikileaks, aims to expose corruption in Africa through anonymous whistleblowing.
Dell SecureWorks has discovered a new piece of malware dubbed "Skeleton Key" which allows would-be attackers to completely bypass Active Directory passwords and login to any account within a domain.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that his party will pass a new law allowing all Internet communications to be read by the security services, if he wins the next election.
Facebook has announced a partnership with the US National Center for Missing and Exploited children. The partnership will allow Facebook to notify its users with information about missing children.
President Obama wishes to improve the privacy of data and to prevent hacking, by announcing his intention to sign three new laws, in a response to recent large-scale data breaches.
Last month, Google released details of a Windows flaw after being asked by Microsoft to wait two days for Patch Tuesday. A new report says Google won't patch a flaw affecting nearly 1 billion users.
Microsoft has slammed Google for publishing a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1, saying it was just days out from a fix and the disclosure was a "gotcha", instead of protecting customers.
A report from Germany confirmed that a cyberattack on the control systems of a steel plant has led to 'massive' damages. This is the second time a digital attack leads to physical damages.
SSL certificates exist to increase security and prevent snooping on your browsing sessions. Gogo believes you shouldn't have that and appears to be intentionally performing MITM attacks on its users.
If you've always wanted to join the U.S. military as a security expert but lacked the ability to run ten miles with gear on your back, you're in luck as the Army may drop the requirement.
Free disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt. It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.
A researcher from Google has published a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1 that is said to allow for elevated privileges, and now how to execute the flaw has been made public.
Citing various issues from privacy concerns to customer tracking, Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has provided a list of reasons why everyone should avoid Uber.
The Chaos Computer Club, a security research organization formed in 1981, has figured out a way to forge fingerprints by using only pictures of the fingers. What does this mean for biometric security?
A flaw discovered in the Android version of Skype makes it easy to eavesdrop on anyone as long as you have two devices with Skype and your target is running the Android version of the app.
Apple has, for the first time ever, used an automatic update system built into OS X to install a critical security patch on users' machines. The update fixes a flaw that allowed remote code execution.
As Sony continues its efforts to find the culprits behind Sony Entertainment Pictures being hacked, the company faces yet another attack from the hacking group calling itself #GOP.
The cyber attack on Sony last week by the hacking group #GOP has caused alarm among US businesses. The FBI has reportedly been sending 'flash' warnings to many companies regarding destructive malware.
Two-step authentication using a mobile device has been available on Twitter for some time already, but the service had yet to expand to other countries around the world; this is now happening.
Google has rolled out a new dashboard that lets you view all devices and where they are located in the world that have accessed your account, as well as a wizard that lets you beef up the security.
Although it may sound hilarious and far fetched, malware can use just about anything as a vehicle to your PC, especially when a USB charger is involved, as one executive and IT department discovered.
A highly evasive trojan named 'Citadel' is now attacking password managers. It can bypass most threat detection systems to access sensitive data without the user knowing making it highly dangerous.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Amnesty International are just two of the big backers behind Detekt, an open-source software program that detects spyware commonly used by governments.
Whatsapp is partnering with a startup to bring end to end encryption to its messaging service in hopes of bolstering both the security and the privacy of its users regardless of what device they use.
Microsoft has put out a notice today that they will be releasing an out-of-band security patch and it affects many of the company's Server operating systems; immediate installation is recommended.
Security researchers, developers and hackers tried their luck in exploiting various devices and OS(s) in HP's annual Pwn2Own event. A prize pool of $425,000 was distributed among the winners.
With the recent batch of Patch Tuesday updates Microsoft has addressed numerous security flaws it has discovered in its products. Among these, a nasty flaw present in all versions of Windows since 95
EMET is a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET achieves this goal by using security mitigation technologies.
Emails have been sent out to BrowserStack customers alleging that the service offers none of the security protections it had claimed to offer and as a result will be shutting down.
In an effort to encourage companies to become more transparent and secure, the EFF has begun a "Secure Messaging Scoreboard" listing dozens of apps and their security features, or lack thereof.
Despite previously blocking connections from the popular online privacy network Tor, Facebook has finally added the ability for users who want extra privacy to connect via a special .onion address.
If you use a Microsoft account, there is a security feature built into the platform that makes it possible to recover your account after it has been compromised but you have to get your code now.
A new report by cyber security firm Fire Eye says that malware may have been developed and deployed by the Russian government to collect intelligence and other sensitive information.