Your mobile number is all a hacker needs to read your texts, listen to your calls and even track your whereabouts.
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
A man displays a protest message on his iPhone at a rally in support of Apple’s refusal to help the FBI access the iPhone of a shooter involved in San Bernardino mass killing.
Now that Apple has refused to build a backdoor into its own device, should the FBI turn to ethical hackers to gain access to a terror suspect’s iPhone?
What would you do if your files were locked away?
Here’s how to protect yourself from the latest online scourge of hackers encrypting your files and demanding a ransom to unlock them.
2015 saw us complete our exploration of all nine planets (including dwarf planet Pluto) in our solar system.
2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.
The fingerprints might indicate China, but that’s not so easy to prove.
This week’s hack of the Bureau of Meteorology appeared to come from China, but how do we know? The problem is, it’s notoriously difficult to pinpoint the origin of a hack.
Anonymous can do more harm than good in its war on Islamic State.
The Anonymous hacktivist group engaged in an online war against Islamic State may be doing more harm than good.
Anonymous wants to make sure militant Islamist propaganda video, like this being filmed in Syria, doesn’t make it online.
ISIS uses the internet, especially social media, to propagandize and recruit. Members of hacker group Anonymous have turned their sights on these accounts.
UK plc has a cybersecurity mountain to climb.
A widespread and virulent ransomware, Angler, is de-fanged by having the world’s most widely-used networking equipment ignore it
Which operating system is safer from a hack attack?
The argument has been raging for years: which operating system is the safest when it comes to security. Has the latest software upgrades from the tech giants changed anything?
Once a software maker learns about a “zero-day” vulnerability, there’s usually no time left to fix it.
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“Zero-days” are serious vulnerabilities in software that are unknown to the software maker or user. They are so named because developers find out about the security vulnerability the day that it is exploited…
No one is immune from cyber crime… no matter how protected you think you are.
If you think you’re not at risk from cyber crime then think again. Everyone connected to the internet is a potential target and hackers are gathering what they can to try to gain your trust.
The divide between ‘legal’ and illegal hacking is very, very thin.
Why did Penn State take so long to disclose the breach?
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The recent cyber attacks at Penn State have put personal information of 18,000 students in the hands of hackers. What should universities do to protect students’ privacy?
We all need to clean up our online acts.
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No matter how strong an organization’s cybersecurity, our own bad behavior could make us the “unintentional insiders” for the next big hack.
Harnessing the quantum property of light takes security to the next level.
Decades of data security research have brought us highly reliable, standardized tools for common tasks such as digital signatures and encryption. But hackers are constantly working to crack data security…
Is it a crime scene or just a store checkout? Could be both.
Shoppers have launched into the holiday buying season and retailers are looking forward to year-end sales that make up almost 20% of their annual receipts. But as you check out at a store or click “purchase…
When all your appliances are internet-enabled, whose hands are holding the remote control?
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An ever-increasing number of our consumer electronics is internet-connected. We’re living at the dawn of the age of the Internet of Things. Appliances ranging from light switches and door locks, to cars…
The way in is simple.
The investigation of the hack that gave the world access to hundreds of nude celebrity pictures identified another massive gap in online security. Given Apple’s reputation of being among the more secure…