If you protect your Android phone with a password rather than an unlock pattern or PIN, you may want to keep it in your sight a little more carefully than usual. A new, dead-simple attack could allow anyone who gets their hands on it to bypass that password lock with no more skill than it takes to cut and paste a long string of characters.
Online crime worldwide is increasingly displacing conventional forms of property crime, such as burglary and robbery.
A question from a member of the Pentagon’s new cyberwarfare unit the other day prompted President Obama to voice his frustration about America’s seeming inability to deter a growing wave of computer attacks, and to vow to confront the increasingly aggressive adversaries who are perpetrating them.
A Russian man pleaded guilty in the U.S. on Tuesday to a major role in a computer hacking scheme that authorities say involved stealing and selling 160 million credit and debit card numbers.
The United States will post a prosecutor at Europol, Europe's police agency, to enable closer cooperation on international cyber crime investigations, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday.
A retired Chicago police officer has been charged with making threats against officials investigating the death of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz.
Law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in Oregon received nearly $4 million last week to DNA test an extensive backlog of sexual assault kits. According to a recent audit by the Oregon State Police, there are more than 4,700 untested kits in Oregon, which doesn’t included those submitted anonymously.
The rapping of knuckles on wood brought Kevin Brown to his front door on the morning of January 9, 2014. The uniformed detectives standing on his doorstep introduced themselves as Michael Lambert and Lori Adams of the San Diego Police Department.
Feds are becoming eligible for retirement in waves, and cybersecurity skills are in desperately short supply. Importing talent is one solution, but another is developing the skills of the people who already work for the government.
Security researchers say they have uncovered clandestine attacks across three continents on the routers that direct traffic around the Internet, potentially allowing suspected cyber spies to harvest vast amounts of data while going undetected.
The insurance industry has a key role to play in helping U.S. companies strengthen cybersecurity, a senior Treasury Department official has said.
Security experts trace many of the world's cybercrime attacks to Russia, as well as other former Soviet bloc countries. But they say the challenge with battling Russia-based criminals has long been two-fold: Russian hackers are allowed to operate with impunity, and Russia rarely - if ever - extradites any of its citizens.
For the last eight years, iSight has been quietly assembling what may be the largest private team of experts in a nascent business called threat intelligence. Of the company’s 311 employees, 243 are so-called cyberintelligence professionals, a statistic that executives there say would rank iSight, if it were a government-run cyberintelligence agency, among the 10 largest in the world.
On Friday, members of the CynoSure Prime password-cracking collective published the top 100 mostly commonly used Ashley Madison passwords recovered so far. Now CynoSure Prime members are back with a new list highlighting some of the most entertaining passwords found so far among the 11.7 million cracked accounts.
It looks increasingly likely that the White House will move to impose economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have perpetrated or benefited from cyber theft of U.S. trade secrets within the next several days. The sanctioning of these entities would be the first to come as a result of President Obama’s new cyber sanctions Executive Order, which he signed in April.