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2 hrs ago | The Huffington Post
The NSA's mass surveillance activities, including the collection of billions of U.S. cell phone records every day , have sparked vigorous debate about whether such surveillance is legal, consistent with democratic principles, or effective in catching the terrorists it ostensibly targets.
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7 hrs ago | Xbox-Scene
A chat log that comes from the EFnet lobby #xbonehack has Xboner's claiming next-gen victory Old-time sceners have been chatting recently, and they saying its basically GAME OVER for Microsoft, the Xbox One, is now owned by 'hackers' and this currently unreleased exploit allows to get all keys out of 'silicon die', and the only way out is for ... (more)
11 hrs ago | PennLive.com
A 15-year-old Dickinson Township male has been charged with hacking into a friend's Facebook account to threaten a 15-year-old girl with rape earlier this month, North Middleton Township police report.
15 hrs ago | Little Green Footballs
Most of the coverage of the Heartbleed bug has focused on the security problems for websites, but there's another avenue of attack now being exploited by hackers: the Virtual Private Network systems used by many large and small businesses .
19 hrs ago | CRN
Attackers have developed a way to exploit Heartbleed in an SSL VPN, bypassing multifactor authentication to gain remote access to an organization's internal network, according to researchers at security firm Mandiant, the consulting and incident response arm of network security vendor FireEye.
People who have accounts on the enrolmentwebsite for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus.
Early in the afternoon of April 7, a website called Heartbleed.com went live, warning the public of a devastating new security bug that affected two-thirds of the Internet's servers.
Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
A report published showed that 3.1 million smartphones were stolen in the US last year, that's a big jump from the 1.6 million figure in 2012.
Hackers breached the security of the arts and crafts retail chain Michaels and stole credit card data from almost three million Micheals' customers, according to an April 17 report in ABCNews .
Often, when a tech company gets bought out, the company - along with its culture and identity - get "swallowed up" by its new owner, with its name just a memory.
Cyber attacks what many fear are the new face of terrorism. Experts say the keyboard can create more disastrous results than a bomb or natural disaster.
The branch of the Homeland Security Department defending critical private networks on Thursday issued a bulletin listing 14 hallmarks that indicate a hacker has tried to take advantage of the Heartbleed bug in company systems.
Observable Networks, an emerging leader of network security technology and advanced threat detection services, today officially entered the IT security market, empowering organizations to readily understand normal and abnormal device behaviors in their networks.
Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.