Pentagon wants civilian help to thwart hackers


The head of US Cyber Command says the Pentagon needs private-sector cooperation in reporting computer network attacks to stop the "greatest [unauthorized] transfer of wealth in history."



Is WikiLeaks a real game changer?

WikiLeaks may have made a profound impact on the public consciousness by releasing classified documents, but one academic doubts the organization's long-term ability to bring about "radical transparency."

RockYou settles with FTC over massive data breach

Social game site RockYou is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over a hack that exposed millions of email addresses and passwords to hackers.

LulzSec is back with a military dating hack



Hackers associated with the newly resurrected LulzSec claim to have breached the digital perimeter protecting MilitarySingles.com, a dating website targeted at military personnel. 



Microsoft takes down Zeus botnets

In what it describes as its 'most complex effort to disrupt botnets to date', Microsoft has helped seize hundreds of web addresses to shut down several Zeus-based botnets.

No Facebook password for you!



A major controversy has erupted over recent reports that a growing number of employers are demanding potential hires turn over Facebook passwords to HR reps.

Pentagon remains vulnerable to cyber-attacks



A senior defense official has acknowledged that the US Department of Defense (DoD) is "capability-limited" within the cyber realm.

Hacktivists stealing more data than cyberthieves

Hacktivists such as Anonymous will be pleased to hear that they're the biggest security threat to govermnents and companies, accounting for well over half the 174 million user records stolen last year.

Pentagon formulates rules of engagement for cyberwar

The Pentagon is currently formulating new rules of engagement for the execution of military ops in cyberspace.



LulzSec claims it is resurrected

A new YouTube video purportedly recorded by hackers associated with LulzSec claims the group will resume operations on April 1. 



Archos 101 G9 and 80 G9 Android tablets now shipping

Archos is now shipping two new Android tablets in its G9 series - the Archos 80 G9 and Archos 101 G9. Both devices are loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.

Ads in Android apps put users' privacy at risk

As many as half the apps in the Google Play market could be risking users' security and privacy.

Microsoft proof of concept exploit ends up in hacker hands

The world of online security is frenetically paced, with a constant, ongoing battle between software companies and hackers.

WikiLeaks founder to run for senate

Julian Assange may be forced to wear an intrusive ankle bracelet in the UK as he fights extradition to Sweden, but the WikiLeaks founder says he is still determined to run for a seat in Australia's senate next year.

FBI wants Google to unlock Android phones



A security researcher has positively identified an FBI affidavit for a search warrant ordering Google to crack open a screen-locked Android phone. 



BBC blames cyber-attack on Iran

The BBC has revealed that it was the target of a sophisticated cyber-attack believed to have originated in Iran.

Prosecutors demand Occupy tweets

New York City prosecutors have once again subpoenaed the Twitter records of an Occupy Wall Street protester who was arrested in October 2011 during a mass demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge.



Anonymous gets documented at SXSW


A documentary chronicling the rise of the hacktivist collective Anonymous has premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Record-breaking Safari update patches mass bugs

Apple patched 83 vulnerabilities in its Safari browser yesterday.

Report: US government abused WikiLeaks suspect

The UN special rapporteur on torture has formally accused the US military of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment towards Pfc. Bradley Manning.