Computer Security News
News on Computer Security continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
17 min ago | Government Executive
The branch of the Homeland Security Department defending critical private networks on Thursday issued a bulletin listing 14 hallmarks that indicate a hacker has tried to take advantage of the Heartbleed bug in company systems.
Trending on the Topix Network
4 hrs ago | Information Technology
Observable Networks, an emerging leader of network security technology and advanced threat detection services, today officially entered the IT security market, empowering organizations to readily understand normal and abnormal device behaviors in their networks.
8 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
12 hrs ago | National Public Radio
A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.
I've always thought of LaCie as more of a boutique storage-maker, the sort of outfit you'll pay a little more to get something in orange, because hard drives always look better in orange.
Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19, of London, Ont., has been charged with the theft of over 900 SIN numbers.
Just days after his conviction and three-year prison sentence were overturned , hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer delivered a bold message on HuffPost Live: "Come bring it, federal government."
A Canadian cyber crime unit has arrested and charged a 19-year-old Ontario man for allegedly hacking into the country's tax agency using the Heartbleed Internet security bug.
But more than anything else, Heartbleed reveals our neglect of Internet security.
French hardware maker LaCie is the latest high-profile cyber attack victim. The company recently revealed they were contacted by the FBI last month after suspicions were raised that malware was used to gain access to sensitive customer information.
The hackers behind the HeartBleed security issue that compromised millions of passwords and affected an estimated two-thirds of "secure" websites around the world could be brought down by a simple and quaint-sounding trick being engineered at the University of Texas at Dallas - a special type of "honey pot."
The crown jewel of secure websites is a single string of data - a very long jumble of letters and numbers and symbols that looks like gibberish.
Following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation , the FBI has just released new documents that show the Bureau is making steady progress on its facial recognition database.
In the April issue of Money , before the story of the Heartbleed bug broke, Money spoke with computer security expert Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer at Co3 Systems and a fellow at Harvard Law's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Organized crime rings are using brains, not brawn, to target small businesses and steal critical data.
The heavily marketed fingerprint sensor in Samsung's new Galaxy 5 smartphone has been defeated by whitehat hackers who were able to gain unfettered access to a PayPal account linked to the handset.
Researchers from the Ponemon Institute and privilege management firm Avecto surveyed over 500 IT security professionals in the U.S. The study revealed that administrator power is given to employees other than the IT professionals.