NSA using online porn habits to target Muslim extremists

Spies in the land of the free were looking at what sort of porn people were downloading so that they might have a weapon with which to blackmail them.

China like Internet filters; so does British PM

British Prime Minster David Cameron has found support for his internet crackdown from the People's Republic of China.

US doesn't want WikiLeaks founder

It is a myth that the US government wants to arrest Julian Assange, according to an unnamed top US cop.

Cisco, Microsoft and IBM paying a price in China for NSA shenanigans

It appears that Cisco Microsoft and IBM are paying the price for the US government's addiction to spying on the Internet.

British spooks spoofed Slashdot and LinkedIn

British spooks used spoof sites of Slashdot and LinkedIn to distribute spying malware, a German newspaper has claimed.

Brazil thinks Google is part of NSA plot?

The accountants at Google must be sweating in their boots after Brazilian judges ordered them to hand over private data collected through its Street View program.

The Adobe Hack: are 150 million people really impacted?

Adobe has  a lot to answer for. We've gone from 3 million to 130 million to 150 million possible accounts hacked. It's all out there for everyone to see on the interwebs. Were it not twee software applications, we'd probably sense more outrage. Right now, it's hard to fathom what the deal is and how far this travesty goes.

Chinese hackers: we're back!

The Chinese hackers who went quiet after the US made a big noise about their operations, appear to be back in business again.

Malware that gives people a second chance

A group of malware writers who hoped that people could be blackmailed into paying up for their data apparently have been shocked that people would be happier to scrap their hard drive rather than pay up.

Adobe hack update: Not 3 million. Not 38 million. 130 million accounts.

You remember that story about Adobe getting a security breach that resulted in 3 million accounts being compromised? Well, it is actually 130 million accounts. And, if that wasn't bad enough, it appears that someone has published a Top 100 Adobe Passwords hit list. 123456 is the winner. Yes, 123456. No, we are sure. 123456 is the most used password in Adobe accounts that were recently hacked.

Is BadBIOS the mother of all malware?

The unfolding story surrounding BadBIOS has security experts at odds as to what is really happening and whether it even exists. If it does, it's a doozy.

Using NFC as a secure smart card reader

IBM scientists have developed a new mobile authentication security technology based on the radio standard known as near-field communication (NFC). The technology provides an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contact-less smart card to conduct mobile transactions.

Researchers debunk Apple's iMessage encryption in wake of NSA leaks

In a presentation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Quarckslab, a research company that specializes in addressing security problems, takes on Apple's assertion that it's iMessage technology can be trusted not to give up its secrets.

Adobe security breach: now what?

Well, the first thing you can do is change your Adobe ID and password. And there's more.

Iranian cyber war commander found dead in the woods

One more mysterious death to add to that of five nuclear scientists and the head of the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program. However, the Revolutionary Guard, 12 hours after the first reports, is saying it wasn't an assassination.

Adobe announces horrendous security breach

Over 2.9 million customers have their credit card and data compromised. That's a nice way of saying, stolen.  It looks like the breach has far reaching consequences because the attack went through Adobe's Coldfusion and there may be inherent weaknesses in the code. Coldfusion is widely used by many sites as a web application development platform and server.   

Freaking out ScamWare scum

Apparently, the practice of manipulating people with fear into doing things that are not in their best interests is not illegal but the people who perpetrate this stuff are lower forms of life. Check out this video and score one for the human race.

Report: Viber Android app exploit allows lock-screen bypass

Viber can best be described as an Android messaging app designed to compete with Skype.

NATO's Tallinn Manual outlines rules for cyber-warfare

A number of prominent military officials believe cyber warfare is one of biggest threats  the United States is facing today.

Colin Powell's Facebook page defaced

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has had a few juicy things to say about ex-president George Bush over the last couple of days - or the person using his Facebook account has, at any rate.