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.

Video: Pentagon's robotic pack mule follows orders

For years, DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has heavily invested in the development of robots for various military missions.   

F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSA) training begins

The US Air Force has kicked off official flight training for the F-35 - despite a small fleet that  is years away from any sort of operational status.

ARM steps up security for connected devices

The UK-based ARM has teamed up with Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to form a new company known as Trustonic.

Scarlett Johansson hacker given ten years

The man who hacked into the email accounts of celebrities including  Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis has been sentenced to ten years behind bars.

Pentagon targets mobile data extraction

Hollywood often makes it seem easy for the police or military to covertly access data stored on a tablet or smartphone.

US internet bank heist is real threat, says McAfee

Project Blitzkrieg - a hacking attack against US bank customers threatened for early next year - is a genuine danger, according to security researchers at McAfee.

Video: Playstation controller steers homemade tank

Syrian rebels have taken to creating a number of DIY weapons to battle against the Assad regime holed up in Damascus.

Hackers release FBI, Pentagon, NASA passwords

The hacking group Team GhostShell, which is affiliated with Anonymous, has released information online relating to 1.6 million government, military and industry accounts.

Tethered drones can spy indefinitely

New drones use a tether for power - significantly increasing their duration.

Tumblr cleans up after hack

Thousands of Tumblr users have been inundated with spam, following a worm launched by hacking group GNAA.

China's Wing Loong based on US Reaper drone

The United States military has been operating its armed MQ-9 Reaper drone since 2007.

Burglar exploits hotel lock security flaw

A Texas hotel says that a spate of break-ins were carried out by hackers exploiting a security vulnerability in rooms' electronic locks.