A document has revealed that most U.S. intelligence agencies, including FBI, NSA, CIA, and DHS use ad blockers due to fear of targeted ads and malvertising, even though they are not mandated to do so.
Microsoft has released a new set of security updates for numerous Exchange Server versions following the discovery of certain security flaws. Exchange Online once again contains protections already.
Police forces worked with the NSA to introduce malware into a secure texting platform EncroChat. Over 800 criminals have been arrested. Two tons of drugs and dozens of arms have been seized as well.
It has been revealed that Yandex was attacked in October and November last year with Regin malware that is thought to be developed by Five Eyes nations including the United Kingdom and United States.
Reports are pouring in about an alleged malware attack being carried out on the government of Baltimore, Maryland. It is believed that the culprits are using a hacking tool leaked from within the NSA.
A new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has reported just how many U.S. citizens have had their call detail records collected last year. The records consist of metadata.
According to a new report by The New York Times, Israeli hackers who had penetrated Kaspersky Lab's network discovered Russian agents were using the antivirus as a "Google for sensitive information".
A new report by The Wall Street Journal claims a Russian-backed breach of the NSA allowed hackers to steal sensitive data on US cyber defense, possibly through the use of Kaspersky software.
Shadow Brokers, the hacker group that back in April published the EternalBlue exploit used to create the Wannacry ransomware, are now threatening to release even more tools this June.
Hospitals, universities, tech companies, Petrochina, and numerous government offices are a part of the nearly 30,000 Chinese establishments affected by the recent ransomware attacks.
Microsoft's Brad Smith has reiterated the need for a Digital Geneva Convention, in light of the recent attacks. He also blamed government vulnerability stockpiles as partly responsible for the attack.
Hacker group Shadow Brokers has released yet another cache of tools used by the NSA. Among them, these tools exploit vulnerabilities from Windows 2000 to Windows 8, including server variants.
Privacy, liberty, and accountability are not partisan issues, said the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as it set out its agenda to defend digital rights for the first 100 days of Trump's reign.
Boeing began building a phone that could self-destruct in the event of the device being compromised back in 2014. Fast forward to today and that same device has now entered its testing phase.
Earlier this year, a hacking group claimed to have infiltrated some NSA systems and stolen the agency's cyber-weapons. Now the feds are quite sure, the sensitive files were leaked by contractor.
A new extensive report shows that numerous law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition software with no oversight whatsoever, and that half of the US adult population is on file.
According to a recent Reuters report, Yahoo received, and complied with, a 2015 request by government intelligence agencies to search all users' emails for specific information.
Although Apple mentions that iMessage is secure from snooping, the claim might not be completely true, as a report has revealed that the company could share a user's contacts with authorities.
The head of GCHQ's new National Cyber Security Centre has proposed the creation of a UK firewall that could provide protection against cyber-attacks for government departments and large organizations.
In a speech in China, the US president called for de-escalation of cyber tensions between major world powers. He suggested governments should stop hacking each other and go after cyber criminals.
A data dump of exploits supposedly taken from the NSA has revealed security flaws in Cisco's products. The company admitted the flaws are real but only one has been patched until now.
A group of hackers claim to have hacked another group of hackers, the latter of whom are strongly tied to the NSA. If real, this is one of the few times the NSA has been publicly compromised.
It's been a pretty crazy and exciting week in the world of tech as Microsoft held its biggest developer conference of the year. We saw holograms, talked to bots, and caught up with technology.
NSA chief Admiral Mike Rogers was in Israel last week to discuss closer ties between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart, Unit 8200. The meeting came after the US DoJ charged seven Iranian hackers.
Google is changing the way it notifies users when it believes they might be targeted by a state-sponsored attacker. The new banner and warning system is clearer and helps boost security.
A new report from the influential RAND think tank suggests that governments should attack Bitcoin and blockchain technologies to undermine the public's perception of their utility and security.
The US administration's representatives are trying to get tech companies, like Microsoft, Apple and Twitter to go along with plans to fight ISIS and other terrorist groups that have a presence online.
A new poll from AP-NORC suggests that 56% of Americans support warrantless surveillance. The poll also suggests that religious extremism could be the cause of the spike.
Edward Snowden, the man who exposed the US government's secrets to the world, has joined Twitter and is currently following the NSA, the agency accused of spying on citizens.
The United States government is buying up zero-day and other types of digital exploits found in popular software. Their official stated goal is to use these in developing attack programs.
Business records and telephone metadata bulk collection has legally ended in the US after Section 215 of the Patriot Act expired at Midnight, June 1st 2015; at least temporarily.
A new release by The Intercept details methods that the NSA planned for controlling the Android Market (now Google Play) in order to deliver spyware to targets via app installs.
More than 140 tech giants, security experts and government investigators are urging President Obama to stand against government backdoors and weakening encryption in the nation's software.
The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the NSA bulk metadata collection program was not, in fact, authorized by the PATRIOT ACT in a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union
An audit of Truecrypt's source code indicates that while there are no NSA backdoors in the encryption software, there are unfortunately a few major issues with the now-defunct tool.
Security researchers have showcased the hazards of having an unpatched BIOS using a proof of concept malware called "LightEater" at a recent information security conference in Canada.
The nonprofit organization behind Wikipedia is joining forces with eight other organizations to sue the NSA, aiming to put an end to the mass surveillance program that also affects its users.
From Microsoft's Rooms and Intel's Skylake, to Indian Denim, Windows 10 patches, HTTP/2, privacy intrusions and Sony's wonky smartglasses, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
The US State Department, the NSA, and the FBI have had no luck in removing or blocking hackers from the State Department's network in the three months since the breach was first reported.