Twitter looks to beef up security after password breach

Following last week's hack, Twitter appears to be planning to make logins more secure by introducing two-factor authentication.

DVR flaw allows hackers to access CCTV camera files

Researchers have apparently discovered a security flaw in the DVR systems used by several CCTV video camera manufacturers.

New York Times 'hacked by Chinese'

The New York Times has revealed that it's been repeatedly hit by Chinese hackers over the last four months, possibly in retaliation for an investigation into the family of the Chinese prime minister.

WhatsApp still failing on privacy, finds probe

The WhatsApp mobile messaging service is still breaching privacy laws, an investigation by the Dutch and Canadian provacy watchdogs has concluded.

Grammar undermines password security

The grammar you use - good or bad - when constructing a password can be enough to help someone crack it, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

USAF tests flying wireless router

The United States Air Force (USAF) recently completed testing of new pod that acts like a flying wireless router for ground troops.

DHS warns of cyber 9/11

The federal government of the United States has been urging businesses to report cyber attacks on their computer networks for years now.

US Navy eyes silent running for nuclear powered subs

One of the most critical aspects of the US military's fleet of submarines is the ability to operate in almost total silence.

These glasses thwart facial recognition software

Two researchers in Japan have designed what just may be the world's ugliest pair of glasses to prevent facial recognition software from accurately identifying the wearer.

X-ray scanners withdrawn from US airports

The Transportation Security Administration has given up and announced that it will no longer be using some controversial body scanners at US airports, as software developers have been unable to make the images any less revealing.

USB sticks infect two power plants with malware

A US power plant was recently hit by a virus thanks to an infected USB stick, a report from the Department of Homeland Security has revealed.

'Red October' cyber-espionage campaign revealed

Researchers at Russian cybersecurity from Kaspersky Labs say they've uncovered a massive cyber-espionage ring, dubbed Operation Red October, that's been operating since 2007.

Oracle releases fix for Java flaw - but it may not be enough

Oracle has moved quickly to release a patch for a major security flaw in Java, after the Department of Homeland Security advised users to disable or remove the software.

Iran is behind bank attacks, says US

The wave of cyberattacks that hit US banks in September was the work of Iran, according to a US government official.

VoIP phones vulnerable to hacks

Columbia University engineers have discovered a major vulnerability in many VoIP phones - used widely around the world by governments, banks and major corporations.

Certificate slip lets phishers create fake Google sites

Google is warning that users are at risk of phishing attacks after Turkish Certificate Authority TurkTrust mistakenly issued the wrong type of certificate to two organizations.

50 kW high-energy laser weapon tested in Switzerland

The Pentagon has been developing both offensive and defensive laser weapon capabilities for a number of years.

Facebook flaw reveals NYE messages

Getting hundreds of spam Facebook messages wishing you a happy New Year would  be annoying enough - how much worse if the contents of those messages are public?

Vidoe: DARPA drone ship tracks submarines

DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - is known for designing a variety of high-tech and futuristic platforms for the US military.

Automated flying surveillance 'bot targets civilian sector

A security company known as Secom has unveiled what it claims to be the world's first automated flying surveillance robot targeted at private security companies - rather than military or government entities which typically require drones surveillance missions.