The United States Congress passed late last night a $1.3 trillion budget spending bill that also contained a piece of legislation that allows internal and foreign law enforcement access to user data stored online without a search warrant or probable cause.
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Microsoft's updates for the Meltdown microprocessor mega-flaw inadvertently left users running Windows 7 64-bit systems open to a "way worse" flaw, a researcher has claimed.
The City of Atlanta's 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on. But as the city government's desktops, hard drives and printers flickered back to life for the first time in five days, residents still could not pay their traffic tickets or water bills online, or report potholes or graffiti
MOSQUITO is new technique devised by a team of researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University, led by the expert Mordechai Guri, to exfiltrate data from an air-gapped network.
The police chief of Tempe, Arizona, where a woman was struck and killed by one of Uber's self-driving cars Sunday, says the ride-sharing company is likely not at fault for the accident, following a preliminary investigation.
Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that worked on President Trump's 2016 campaign, and its related company, Strategic Communications Laboratories, pilfered data on 50 million Facebook users and secretly kept it, according to two reports in The New York Times and The Guardian. The apparent misuse of Facebook data-and the social media giant's failure to
The growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is generating curiosity - and concern - among security specialists. Crypto mining software has been found on user machines, often installed by botnets. Organizations need to understand the risks posed by this software and what actions, if any, should be taken.
The Olympic Destroyer malware that has caused damage to PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics computer networks is much more complex than previously thought. Discovered by Cisco Talos researchers, this malware has been deployed before the start of the Olympics and has caused downtime to internal WiFi and television systems, disrupting some operations during the
U.S. intelligence agencies have issued a stern warning to Americans: Do not buy smartphones made by Chinese tech companies Huawei or ZTE.
The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is the latest DoD organization to look to Other Transaction Authority as a work-around to the traditional acquisition system in pursuit of new cyber capabilities.