LATEST NEWS

Brazilian president signs internet 'Bill of Rights' into law

Brazilian president signs internet 'Bill of Rights' into law

President Dilma Rousseff signed the legislation on Wednesday at the NetMundial conference in Sao Paulo.

Android trojan sends premium SMS messages, targets U.S. users for first time

Android trojan sends premium SMS messages, targets U.S. users for first time

An SMS trojan for Android, known as FakeInst, has been observed sending premium SMS messages to users all over the world, including, for the first time, the United States.

Report: DDoS up in Q4 2013, vulnerability scanners leveraged to exploit sites

Report: DDoS up in Q4 2013, vulnerability scanners leveraged to exploit sites

Researchers observed 346 DDoS attacks in the final quarter of 2013 and attackers used Vega and Skipfish vulnerability scanners to exploit web flaws at financial companies.

A hundred Android apps, 150M downloads, vulnerable to Heartbleed

A hundred Android apps, 150M downloads, vulnerable to Heartbleed

Researchers with FireEye scanned more than 54,000 Android apps in the Google Play store and learned that more than a hundred, downloaded a combined 150 million times, are vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

Backdoors in Wi-Fi routers, said to be closed, can be reopened

Backdoors in Wi-Fi routers, said to be closed, can be reopened

Although said to be patched, researcher Eloi Vanderbeken discovered during the Easter holiday that backdoors existing in certain wireless routers can be reactivated.

LATEST FEATURES

DATA BREACH BLOG

Second burglary breach within a month for Coordinated Health

More than 700 Pennsylvania patients have been impacted after Coordinated Health experienced its second burglary-related data breach within a month.

Fate of unencrypted drive unknown, PHI of 5,500 in Virginia at risk

A Virginia-based chiropractic center is not quite sure what happened to an unencrypted thumb drive, which contained personal information - including Social Security numbers - on more than 5,500 patients.

Iowa State server breach exposes SSNs of nearly 30,000

The breach impacts Iowa State students where were enrolled at the university between 1995 and 2012.

NEWS TEAM BLOG

Thanks for the memories

Today marks my final day at SC Magazine after more than 7-1/2 years.

Car hackers' appearance on the 'Today' show was important because they were on the 'Today' show

Ideas are needed on ways to improve the public's perception of computer security hackers who have no malicious intentions.

New plan to stop leaks: Squeal on your cubicle mate who may or may not be a whistleblower

An investigative report shows the Obama administration's insider threat program is far more expansive, and troubling, than even critics had thought.

Sign up to our newsletters