Report: Several top websites use device fingerprinting to secretly track user

A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet’s 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract a device fingerprint from users’ browsers. Device fingerprinting circumvents legal restrictions imposed on the use of cookies and ignores the Do Not Track HTTP header. The findings suggest that secret tracking is more widespread than previously thought.

US State Department hacks Al Qaeda websites

The US State Department has claimed responsibility for hacking a number of Al Qaeda administered websites in Yemen. 

Websites go dark in SOPA protest

There are big gaps in the internet today, as Wikipedia, Craigslist and other sites black out in protest at the Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) bill.

Popular websites leaking customer data

Three quarters of popular websites are leaking private information or users' unique identifiers to third-party tracking sites, a new study has found.

For sale: Hacked military and government websites

A particularly gutsy hacker is looking to sell access to military, government and university websites. How much, you ask?

US legislators want Jihadi websites taken down

The chairman of the US Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade wants Jihadi-oriented websites and content taken offline.

US senators in anti-piracy crackdown

A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced a bill that would grant the Justice Department additional powers to shutter websites offering pirated music and movies.

Report: Cybercriminals create 57,000 malware sites per week

Frenetic cybercriminals are reportedly creating 57,000 malware-based websites per week to exploit high-profile brand names.

AVG touts Threat Labs beta initiative

AVG has introduced an online tool known as "Threat Labs" that allows users to help counter nefarious cyber-criminals by reporting and steering clear of malicious websites. 

Microsoft revamps Bing with interactive Foursquare map

Microsoft has announced plan to revamp its popular Bing search engine with a number of new features, including an interactive Foursquare map app.