The infamous anonymity of Bitcoin as a currency has a weakness built into it, according to a paper published by the University of Luxembourg.
Craigslist visitors were left surprised earlier this week, when browsing the popular classifieds website led them to some unexpected places, reports The Register.
Security warnings are routinely ignored, according to a new study by Brigham Young University, which also cast interesting insight in what people's reactions are when they realize their computer has been compromised, according to News Room America.
In a bid to improve the security of its Chrome browser, Google has announced that it is upping the ‘bounty’ paid to people who successfully find bugs and exploits hidden in the browser up to a maximum of $15,000. This is an impressive increase on the previous cap of $5,000, reports betanews.
A push-button function on many wireless routers designed to bypass the Wi-Fi password and provide quick access to the network could allow attackers to break in in “one second”, reports have claimed.
Two researchers have launched a petition to change how car companies and technology cmpanies work together - with a new villain: in-car web browsers.
An aircraft security expert has eased the worries of a lot of frequent flyers this week -- by reassuring them that aircraft are not “hackable” in mid flight. The claim was made at Black Hat last week.
Yet another “connected” device was outed as a potential spy this week - as researchers showed how Google’s Nest thermostat could be turned into a “fully-fledged spying device”.
Today’s fashion for high-end electronics in luxury hotels allowed a hacker to wreak havoc in 200 suites at once in a five-star hotel in China - switching off lights, changing the TV channel, raising blinds and fiddling with the temperature.
A California oil company that lost thousands after being attacked by hackers has won $350,000 in a legal settlement after suing its bank.
Ancestry.com has become the latest site to be taken down by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. The genealogy website was shut down from Monday-Tuesday this week, along with its sister site, Findagrave.com.
Nokia paid several million euros to criminals who threatened to reveal the source code for part of its smartphone operating system seven years ago, a Finnish TV station has revealed.
A hacker has reportedly harvested over $600,000 in digital currency, using a network of hijacked machines, in what is believed to be the largest fraud of its kind.
Note-taking and archiving app Evernote has announced that its discussion forum has been hacked, compromising some users’ passwords, dates of birth and email addresses.
Picture-sharing social media site Pinterest appears to have been hacked, as multiple users reported weight-loss spam messages both on Pinterest itself and on Twitter.
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White Lodging, a hotel management firm that works under brands including Hilton and Marriott, has suffered a credit card hack revealing customers' details.
Yahoo has announced that its email system has recently been subject to a “coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access”.
The key to beating hackers might not just lie in stronger security measures and ‘unbreakable’ passwords. Now, it seems like an element of trickery is required – almost beating hackers at their own game. Two independent security researchers have developed a system which they call ‘Honey Encryption’, which promises to make it harder for hackers
The FBI has announced the arrest and charge of Alexsandr Panin, 24, a Russian hacker who developed the SpyEye trojan and used it to steal financial information and money from around the world.