Apr 12, 2014

'Heartbleed' bug: How to lower the risks

The “Heartbleed” bug has caused anxiety for people and businesses. Now, it appears that the computer bug is affecting not just websites, but also networking equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. The extent of the damage caused by the Heartbleed is unknown. The security ...

Apr 12, 2014

White House, spy agencies deny NSA exploited 'Heartbleed' bug

The White House and U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday that neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government was aware before this month of the “Heartbleed” bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely ...

Mar 12, 2014

Brokerage watchdog warns of bitcoin risks

The bitcoin digital currency can expose people to significant losses, fraud and theft, and the lure of a potential quick profit should not blind investors to its significant risks, a brokerage industry watchdog warns. In an investor alert titled “Bitcoin: More than a Bit ...

Mt. Gox safe from U.S. suits in bankruptcy case

Mar 11, 2014

Mt. Gox safe from U.S. suits in bankruptcy case

Mt. Gox Co., the bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo after millions of dollars’ worth of virtual currency vanished from customer accounts, won a temporary halt to lawsuits it faces in the U.S. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale in Dallas agreed Monday ...

Bitcoin bandits do in bank in Canada

Mar 5, 2014

Bitcoin bandits do in bank in Canada

A Canada-based bank specializing in bitcoins said it has closed after computer hackers stole its digital currency. The closure of the Flexcoin bank comes only a week after the collapse of Mt. Gox, a major bitcoin exchange. The Japan-based Mt. Gox also linked its ...

Aug 22, 2013

Security contest for IT engineers kicks off in Yokohama

Japan’s largest hacking contest, aimed at fostering engineers able to counter cyberattacks, began Thursday with a regional preliminary in Yokohama. SecCon 2013, organized by a nonprofit group and sponsored by the government, for the first time brought together university students and adult contestants who ...