Google has announced a new research program called Project Zero in order to counter security threats caused by zero-day vulnerabilities such as the recent "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL.
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Microsoft is apparently in talks with Israeli cybersecurity startup Aorato, which was founded by veterans of the IDF with a focus on Active Directory, for close to $200 million in the next two months.
CNET has said that a database from its website, which included the usernames, emails, and encrypted passwords of over 1 million users, has been stolen by a Russian hacker group known as 'w0rm'.
US-bound passengers will be required to prove that their mobile devices turn on, as the TSA increases airport security to deal with the 'credible threat' of a bomb disguised as a phone or tablet.
Microsoft's 'Patch Tuesday' arrives next week and with it will contain a patch for a critical bugs in IE and Windows, three moderate updates for Windows and a fix for Windows server.
A hotel booking site allowed anyone to view its customers' data by simply changing a booking reference number in the address bar, and ignored repeated warnings from a security expert about the issue.
Symantec has found that a seemingly organized group of hackers, nicknamed Dragonfly, has been infiltrating energy providers by using trojans and phishing techniques. The group has yet to be caught.
The Blackphone - a device with a customized version of Android 4.4 that offers "unparalleled" privacy and claims to keep users "off the grid" - is now shipping to buyers that pre-ordered it for $629.
Facebook conducted a study of 700,000 users' news feed posts in 2012 without notifying it was doing so. The study was for a research paper by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
On the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft issues patches for its various products and along with those updates, the company sent out notification emails as well but that practice is now dead.
Android chief Sundar Pichai said at Google's I/O conference that "less than half a percent of users ever run into malware issues" - but that still means that up to five million users are affected.
Multiple Mediatek-based smartphones, including the Acer Liquid E2, are automatically restarting themselves upon receiving a plain equals sign ("=") in an SMS message. However the fix is fairly simple.
Microsoft has launched a private preview of 'Interflow', a security and threat information exchange designed to improve the speed with which security professionals react to threats.
A new report has indicated that there are still over 300,000 unprotected servers running out-of-date versions of OpenSSL that is vulnerable to the critical Heartbleed bug from nearly two months ago.
A security firm warns that low-cost Android handsets are being sold via sites such as Amazon with malware baked into their firmware, blocking security updates and sending user data to Chinese servers.
A new Bitdefender report has found that nearly 20% of small and medium-sized businesses still run Windows XP-powered computers on a daily basis two months since support for the ageing OS ended.
P.F. Chang's has become the latest company to experience a data breach. The restaurant chain first learned of the breach on June 10th and it included credit and debit card data being compromised.
A security issue in Gmail has been revealed that means hackers could have extracted the email address of every user with ease up until last year and sold them to spammers at huge prices.
Online retail giant Amazon is expected to launch a new PayPal-rivaling service on Monday that will allow customers to use their stored card details to purchase goods from other sites.
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.
Another newly discovered bug in OpenSSL opens up the potential for an attacker to read and steal your information without you being able to detect it, but it's still nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed.
The fate of Truecrypt is still unknown, but a group of dedicated people are trying to resurrect the project by hosting a website in Switzerland and laying the groundwork for a revival.
Supporting Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, xpy allows tweaking many default settings with only a few clicks.
WordPress users could be left vulnerable over unsecured networks due to unencrypted cookies when logging in to the website, which means possible exposure of private emails, user settings, and more.
Microsoft is publicly warning users against employing the recently revealed registry hack that allows Windows XP to continue receiving updates. The updates may cause more harm than good.
A bug with e-voting machines in Belgium has raised havoc with the country's election process, causing a temporary halt until the developers can find and fix the flag in the DOS-based machines.
Security firm "Inside Security" have found what they believer are a number of security issues within Microsoft's Outlook.com android application which could leave users data exposed and unencrypted.
A loophole in Android's security can be easily exploited by malicious apps to use a device's camera to capture images and location data and upload them to a remote server without the user's knowledge.
KeyScrambler encrypts your keystrokes in Windows logon, Windows Store (Metro) Apps, and 200+ browsers and applications against known and unknown keyloggers and keylogging malware
A Microsoft professional has warned that the Tor browsing network that aims to provide users with a totally secure browsing experience is no longer impenetrable by the NSA or GCHQ.
Google is reportedly receiving scores of 'right to be forgotten' requests from citizens living in the EU who do not want their personal data to be visible in the website's search results.
A new report claims that the National Security Agency intercepts and installs survellience hardware inside some U.S.-made routers that are scheduled to be shipped overseas.
Twitter has announced some new options for users to keep their account secure, including a way to reset passwords on their iOS or Android device, along with better ways to detect suspicious logins
Bitly has released an "urgent security update" on their official blog which notes that account credentials "have been compromised," and recommends that all users change their password immediately.
An Egyptian hacker has discovered a fatal flaw with the Siri voice assistant in iOS 7: with the right method, it's possible to bypass the lock screen and access the contact list.
EMET is a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET achieves this goal by using security mitigation technologies.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation created an extension for Firefox and Chrome called Privacy Badger that looks for advertisers who ignore "Do Not Track" requests and throws them into a black hole.
John McAfee, in partnership with the start-up Etransfr, have released a smartphone app called Chadder (pronounced "chatter") that enables end-to-end IM encryption.
A new blog post by Microsoft claims that scammers who call people claiming to be Microsoft tech support show "no signs of slowing down" and are now targeting businesses as well as individuals.
Google researchers have found that Google Street View technology paired with a new algorithm can solve CAPTCHAs with ease.
Michaels announced this week that a data breach which happened between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014 has resulted in the exposure of 2.6 million credit card numbers to cyber-criminals.
Hardware maker LaCie recently admitted that they have suffered from a year-long security breach which exposed the credit card info of an undisclosed number of people.
To counter malware and rogue applications from being installed on users' Android based devices, Google has introduced on-device monitoring of applications and will be part of Play Services.
A new report has detailed a serious zero-day security vulnerability called "Heartbleed" affecting the OpenSSL cryptographic library caused due to a programming error and a fix is being worked on.
Reports suggest that online transactions with California's Department of Motor Vehicles may have resulted in a security breach which led to compromised credit cards.
Ryan McGeehan, the (now) former Director of Security for Facebook, has left the company to work on developing a security program for Coinbase.
Vodafone Germany has announced that it will be providing SIM card based end-to-end encryption in order to enable secure communication for its users and protect them from third party threats.
Microsoft has posted a new and extensive feature on the history of its Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) revealing that in February 2002 development of Windows stopped briefly to focus on security.
A Github user has uploaded an Arduino script that thwarts Apple's lackluster attempts at security and bruteforces through the iCloud security lockscreen