With Black Hat 2014 in full swing in Las Vegas, it was never going to be a quiet week – but revelations about FBI malware and a trove of a billion passwords inspired furious debate too.
The privacy and security of medical records is a matter of concern to many Americans now that most are now stored electronically, but is there cause for concern? And who is most concerned?
For several years, FBI agents have been taking an unusual approach to detective work online – using malware against suspects who have not been proven guilty, just visited the wrong Tor site.
Somewhere in a small city in south central Russia, a group of men in their twenties have got away with what some are describing as one of the biggest cyber-heists in history.
Since a recent claim researchers could “uncloak” Tor users for less than $3,000, there has been a flurry of activity in the “anonymous” online service – but in the form of new adverts, new markets, and new security.
After a technical error on a Mozilla database, thousands of email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed for nearly a month – leaving 78,000 Mozilla app developers vulnerable to hackers.
If intelligence and law enforcement agencies have a genuine need to spy upon some communications then it should not be via a backdoor that could put millions of innocent, law-abiding users at risk.
The developers of the Tor online privacy service are fixing a weakness which could have exposed the identities of hundreds of thousands of users of sites around the world.
A new project aims to protect homes and small businesses from the security failings of Wi-Fi routers, a problem which has repeatedly hit the headlines over the past year.
A new kind of web tracking tool bypasses the protections privacy-conscious web users rely on and is already being used to track users across thousands of sites – without users being aware of it.
‘Sextortion’ attacks where cybercriminals blackmail victims with the threat of exposing explicit photographs or messages are increasingly common, according to a report by Bloomberg News.
New facial recognition technology which can instantly identify people from any digital image in seconds is being trialled in the UK for the first time.
LastPass has gone public about a couple of security holes that were found in its popular online password management software.
That’s enough to send a shiver down the spines of the many internet users who trust the service to store its passwords securely, but the company says that there is no need to panic.
Files sent as a link from Google Drive could have shared more than their senders intended, Google admitted this week – in a Google Drive privacy post where the internet giant admitted files could be visible to people other than their intended recipients.
How are YOU supposed to remove your house from Google Street View if you don’t like the idea that Google drove one of its Street Cars up your road, took a photo of your front door without your permission, and then published it on the net?
Fortunately, there is a way…
Internet surveillance by America’s National Security Agency (NSA) has been further exposed by two new developments: the analysis of leaked NSA surveillance reports and the XKeyscore targeting code. Will these stories increase the number of Internet users who say they are inclined to reduce their online engagement due to the activities of the NSA and GCHQ.