Hackers are exploiting a serious zero-day vulnerability in the latest version of Apple's OS X so they can perform attacks that install malware without requiring victims to enter system passwords, researchers said.
A systems administrator working as a contractor for the US military has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for stealing classified defense documents and conspiracy to commit naturalization fraud.
A little-known feature of the HTML5 specification means that websites can find out how much battery power a visitor has left on their laptop or smartphone – and now, security researchers have warned that that information can be used to track browsers online.
New technology promises to make a workhorse lab tool cheaper, more portable and many times faster by accelerating the heating and cooling of genetic samples with the switch of a light.
For more than 20 years, Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen has been haunted by the death of an unidentified young woman. But, Nielsen hopes recent advances in DNA technology may finally help detectives solve the case.
A couple of weeks ago, a small team of security researchers gathered near a car parked outside one of their company’s buildings. The vehicle was on loan to them from a carmaker, and the goal was to find out how hackable it was. The team did not need to physically connect to the vehicle or even enter it – they simply jacked in over Wi-Fi. When they did, they soon found an unexpected vulnerability.
Numerous firms across the financial services sector - and beyond - continue to face a variety of distributed-denial-of-attack and data breach extortion attempts.
The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren’t. It turns out this isn’t true.
NBC has released a 2014 slide from a secret NSA Threat Operations Center (NTOC) briefing—a map that shows the locations of "every single successful computer intrusion" by Chinese state-sponsored hackers over a five-year period. More than 600 US businesses and institutions were breached during that period.
The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.
The small arthropods clinging to a piece of aircraft debris that washed ashore on an Indian Ocean island may provide valuable evidence in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane, one of the greatest aviation mysteries in history.
The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice showed, highlighting weaknesses in a flagship initiative to tackle growing cyber threats.
A recently disclosed vulnerability in Bind, the most widely used software for translating human-friendly domain names into IP addresses used by servers, makes it possible for lone-wolf attackers to bring down huge swaths of the Internet, a security researcher has warned.
Capt. James McColl and Capt. Justin Lanahan are cyber officers, part of the newly created 17-series Army branch. Both participated in a week-long "hackathon" in Arlington, Virginia, July 20-24, in support of continued development of "Plan X," a four-year, $120-million program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.
Highly advanced criminal investigation methods used by Japanese police departments are gradually taking hold in Thailand, largely thanks to instruction given over a period of about 20 years to Thai police by a former crime scene investigator of the Metropolitan Police Department.