The latest bug in OpenSSL patched on Thursday is nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed and shows the open source community is getting better at spotting and addressing flaws, according to industry experts.
The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products after it found traces of the carcinogen in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits.
A forensic dentist from Australia is on a mission to help identify victims of fatal burn injuries, developing a new product that dramatically reduces the time it takes to identify burn victims.
Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is an exciting technology that could enhance the capabilities of forensic DNA analysts. But there are several challenges to implementing an MPS system in a crime laboratory.
Beware a surge in the number of ZeusVM Banking Trojan-based botnets operating in the wild, since the tools for building and customizing the cybercrime malware are now available for free.
About a month after the Office of Personnel Management notified employees about a recent hack, the federal government is ramping up research and development of secure email systems.
While the Italian surveillance company sells government agencies high-end zero-day proof-of-concept exploits, it secures root systems with the password 'P4ssword.' What's vulnerability commoditization got to do with it?
In February 2013, Twitter detected a hack attack in progress on its corporate network. Sure enough, similar attacks were visited on Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft in the coming weeks. In all four cases, company employees were exposed to a zero-day Java exploit as they viewed a website for iOS developers. Now, security researchers have uncovered dozens of other companies hit by the same attackers.
A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities have said.
State and local law enforcement officials in Deadwood, South Dakota on Tuesday presented images of an unidentified murder victim in a 15-year-old cold case.
In a recent letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock praising the work of the Denver Police Crime Lab, City Auditor Dennis Gallagher added a suggestion — making the unit an independent agency under the auspices of the state Department of Public Safety.
Federal investigators and local authorities have been combing through a wide swath of rural, sparsely populated land as they try to determine what caused an F-16 fighter jet to slam into a small plane over South Carolina, killing the plane's pilot and passenger.
The White House is nearing the end of a 30-day “cyber sprint” aimed at plugging the most gaping holes in the government’s network security.
Federal law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that data encryption is making it harder to hunt for pedophiles and terror suspects, telling senators that consumers' right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed against public-safety interests.
An elite group of security technologists has concluded that the American and British governments cannot demand special access to encrypted communications without putting the world’s most confidential data and critical infrastructure in danger.