Editor’s Pick Community news sharing site Reddit is the latest in a small (but growing) list of online services that are now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.
A dangerous hole in Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat programs may let hackers completely take over your machine. The company confirmed that attacks are currently happening “in the wild” and that it is working on a fix.
Security firm Cylance received $15 million in its first round of funding today. It hopes to use data and analysis to determine your likelihood of attack.
Jawbone, which creates speakers and fitness devices, announced it was hacked this morning. Emails and hashed passwords were compromised.
While congress has yet to reach any sort of lasting solution regarding the nations growing cyber security problems, President Barack Obama has decidedly taken the first big step in an executive order signed earlier today.
Nok Nok, a company that uses your device’s hardware to authenticate you, raised $15M from DCM and Onset Ventures.
Montana TV station KRTV reported Monday that it was hacked and broadcast a hilarious and terrifying alert about the impending zombie apocalypse.
A tool created in a joint research project between the U.S. government and a defense contractor scrapes Foursquare, Facebook, and Twitter to predict where you’ll be next.
Rumors of CISPA’s demise were apparently greatly exaggerated, according to various privacy rights advocates and organizations today.
The Secret Service is looking to a hack on the email accounts of former President George W. Bush and five of his family members and friends.
In the future, any new product designs will be instantly copied, 3D scanned, and re-sold as 3D printing instructions, meaning that anyone will be able to own just about anything, almost for free.
Adobe has issued an emergency fix to its Flash software, yet another incident where Flash shows vulnerabilities to hacks and exploits.
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Steam, a platform where people can play games and keep track of stats, quietly fixed a bug that let people view your private profile information.
Nearly a week after the Wall Street Journal reported a hack on its own systems, parent company-owner Rupert Murdoch says there is still a problem.
The Federal Reserve announced today that it was hit by an attack and lost some information soon after Anonymous published personal information for 4,000 bankers.
MIT says it has experienced a number of denial of service attacks since January 13, some that shut down Internet access across the campus.
FireEye detected a new malware called Nap that evades antivirus software by going to “sleep.” It was found attacking financial institutions and has the power to steal information.
After hacktivists groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec set out to hack well-known institutions, it seems like everyone is interested in security. That’s a good thing for Whitehat Security, which raised its fourth round of funding to keep up with demand.
The Department of Energy emailed its employees, announcing that it had been hacked but that no classified information was taken.
Anonymous released information for 4,000 bank executives as part of OpLastResort, a campaign to bring about cyber crime prosecution reform after coder and activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide.
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Apple is known for having relatively few massive bugs in its software, but that doesn’t mean bugs don’t exist.
Twitter admitted today that it was hacked recently, saying “the attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident.”
Just as Path was beginning to put last year’s controversy over its access to user address books, the social networking app is in hot water again over location data within images.
The New York Times reports that Chinese hackers secretly attacked its networks for four months.
“It’s a critical part of the Ruby infrastructure,” the programmer said. “Everything depends on RubyGems.”
Toopher, which “authenticates” your identity by looking at your phone’s location, got $2 million in funding and admittance to an Austin tech incubator.
Well, it looks like Kim Dotcom’s Mega, the cloud storage service and successor to now defunct Megaupload, could be facing its first big legal problem less than two weeks after launching to the public.
Wickr, a self-destructing messages app, released new features today in the hopes that people will start to use its privacy app instead of texts and less secure messaging channels.
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WatchDox closes third round to keep enterprise documents projected as they are shared on the go.
The most trusted companies in America include HP, Amazon, IBM, eBay, and Microsoft. But Apple and Google, the two companies at the forefront of the mobile revolution, didn’t make the cut.
Governments want more of your data, but copyright holders are getting slightly less active in requesting tweet takedowns.
In an effort to stay transparent, Google released details of its three-point plan for handling government requests for its users email and cloud services today.
In an effort to prevent the next big cyberattack, the Defense Department plans to greatly expand its digital security forces.
Anonymous claims it has stolen a number of secret files from the Department of Justice in the name of Aaron Swartz, the hacker who recently committed suicide while facing punishment for stealing JSTOR files. The group is calling for change to the U.S. judiciary process.
When it comes to passphrases, using proper grammar could actually hurt your password, rather than help you remember it.
Symantec announced yesterday that it will be restructuring the company and laying off some of its staff as a result. That number could be as high as 1,000 employees, though Symantec CEO Steve Bennett says the focus is not on the number, but on the efficiency.