Apr 28, 2014

Microsoft grapples with IE glitch

Microsoft was scrambling Sunday to repair a security hole in its Internet Explorer Web browser, saying it had detected attempts to exploit the flaw. The U.S. software giant said the coding problem affected versions 6 through 11 of its browser, noting it was aware ...

Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis

Apr 25, 2014

Big tech companies offer millions after Heartbleed crisis

The world’s biggest technology companies are donating millions of dollars to fund improvements in open source programs like OpenSSL, the software whose “Heartbleed” bug has sent the computer industry into turmoil. Amazon, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel and Microsoft are among a dozen ...

Satellite telecoms can be hacked: researchers

Apr 18, 2014

Satellite telecoms can be hacked: researchers

Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday. A paper released by the security firm IOActive found “multiple high-risk vulnerabilities” in all the satellite systems studied. ...

Apr 14, 2014

German space research center hit by cyber-espionage

The German Aerospace Center says it was the target of a suspected espionage attack for several months. The research center on Monday confirmed a report by German magazine Der Spiegel and said it had asked the national cyberdefense center to investigate the attack. A ...

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Apr 11, 2014

'Heartbleed' computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond

Hackers could crack email systems, security firewalls and possibly mobile phones through the “Heartbleed” computer bug, according to security experts who warned on Thursday that the risks extended beyond just Internet servers. The widespread bug surfaced late on Monday, when it was disclosed that ...

Apr 9, 2014

'Heartbleed' bug undoes Web encryption, exposes private data

A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world’s major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers in what experts say is one of the most serious security flaws uncovered in recent years. The finding of ...

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Mar 29, 2014

The 'golden age' of encryption?

Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information. Major data breaches at Target and other retailers have made data security a boardroom issue ...

Mar 29, 2014

U.S. urges restraint in cyberspace

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, pushing for openness ahead of a trip to China, said Friday in an unusual live broadcast from a secretive base that the Pentagon would exercise restraint in using the military in cyberspace and urged other nations to do so as ...

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei, report claims

Mar 23, 2014

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei, report claims

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency ...

Mar 19, 2014

JR East hit by wave of Suica account hacking

East Japan Railway Co. has suspended a credit-swapping service for its Suica electronic fare card users after detecting a wave of unauthorized log-in attempts on its website. JR East said Tuesday it found signs of unauthorized access to its Suica Point Club website at ...