Cyber Security

Cyber Security News

  • U.S. Agent Lures Romanian Hackers in Subway Data Heist

    U.S. Secret Service Agent Matt O’Neill was growing nervous. For three months, he’d been surreptitiously monitoring hackers’ communications and watching as they siphoned thousands of credit card numbers from scores of U.S. retailers.

  • Heartbleed Hackers Steal Encryption Keys in Threat Test

    The crown jewel of secure websites is a single string of data - a very long jumble of letters and numbers and symbols that looks like gibberish. The Heartbleed bug allows hackers to crack it.

  • Heartbleed Fixes Taking Longer as Websites Plug Gaps

    Websites afflicted by the Heartbleed security flaw are finding that it’s taking longer than anticipated to recover from the fallout.

  • Millions of Android Devices Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

    Millions of smartphones and tablets running Google Inc.’s Android operating system have the Heartbleed software bug, in a sign of how broadly the flaw extends beyond the Internet and into consumer devices.

  • NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years

    The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Heartbleed Leads Experts to Recommend Password Changes

    Security experts are urging consumers to change their Web passwords after the recent disclosure of a vulnerability touching wide swaths of the Internet, even as Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and large banks said they weren’t affected.

  • Website Security Flaw Spurring Calls to Change Passwords

    Researchers have pushed out a fix for a security flaw that affects as many as two-thirds of all Internet servers and could let hackers intercept encrypted traffic including e-mail messages, banking information, usernames and passwords.

  • Windows XP Zombie Apocalypse May Come to China

    More than a quarter of the world's PCs rely on Windows XP, according to research firm Net Applications. How is it that a 12-year-old operating system has hung on for this long as the second-most-used in the world? Blame China.

  • Six Things You Need to Know About ATMs and the Windows XP-ocalypse

    Microsoft's deadline to end support for Windows XP is April 8, and while most PCs haven't used the operating system in years, there's a certain computer you interact with on a regular basis that probably still relies on it.

  • Three Things You Should Know About the Syrian Electronic Army

    For the past three years, cyber-security research firm IntelCrawler has studied the Syrian Electronic Army using a combination of operatives, underground sources and public information. The result? A 94-page report that is among the most comprehensive studies of the prominent hacking group's activities.

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