A developer is accusing Virgin Mobile of being host to some big data security issues. But Virgin Mobile, it appears, doesn’t care.
Secure cloud hosting company FireHost raised $10 million in its third round of financing.
Flame, the malware related to the infamous Stuxnet that hit Iranian nuclear systems in 2010, may have three sisters in the wild, according to new research by Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab.
As 2012 has so far shown the security breach situation isn’t getting any better.
A draft of a White House executive order on cybersecurity has leaked out, but it’s pretty vague.
Editor’s Pick Any time anyone can make something suck less, there’s a good chance of finding a valid business model. Even when you’re competing with Google.
The good news is that only 1.5 percent of Android apps are malicious. The bad news is that malware is up 216 percent in just three months.
Editor’s Pick Jack Dorsey confessed something on stage here at Techonomy Detroit today: He hacked into the world’s largest dispatch company’s email system in order to get a job.
Highlighting deficiencies in the default Android security, Verizon is introducing its own security app.
The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svatholm has finally arrived home after nearly eight months abroad, but he wasn’t greeted with a very warm welcome.
Last week Anonymous claimed it plucked 12 million unique identifiers associated with iPhones from an FBI laptop. Today, however, a Florida publishing company says it was actually its servers that were hacked.
Anonymous member Topiary, otherwise known by his real name Jake Davis, is out on bail and not allowed to be on the Internet. But, according to him, life is much more fulfilling without it.
Companies like Google have to be especially cautious when it comes to security. They build out whole departments dedicated to protecting its internals, so it’s no wonder the search giant bought its own little security company today, VirusTotal.
Toll fraud — no, it’s not driving through the E-Z pass lane when you pay cash. It’s a growing threat to your smartphone, one of the biggest of the year, according to a recent study by security company Lookout Mobile.
In many hacking cases, there are unexpected parties who are affected. In the case of Mitt Romney’s tax returns being held ransom for $1 million Bitcoins, the hacker probably didn’t expect to improve the market for Bitcoins overall, but that’s exactly what happened.
Editor’s Pick Ready for the most outlandish story of your morning? Here we go. Today, a hacker allegedly stole Mitt Romney’s tax returns, is demanding $1 million in Bitcoins for silence, and sent a USB drive and letter to the GOP and Democratic party offices in Williamson County, Tennessee as proof.
Apple may have a patent on unlocking a smartphone via gestures, but Google just won a patent for unlocking any computing device just by looking at it.
Editor’s Pick Can you predict when a war will break out? Well, the scientists are trying, and they’re getting awfully close.
The future of the top U.S. Bitcoin echange is in doubt after $250,000 in virtual currency was stolen last night.
As CNet reports, an unidentified hacker found and absconded with an unencrypted backup of virtual wallet keys, taking 24,000 bitcoins, each worth just over ten U.S. dollars. It’s the virtual equivalent of leaving your wallet on the cafe table as you go to use the restroom.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations says Anonymous is lying about retrieving 12 million UDIDs, or the unique identifiers associated with Apple mobile devices, from an agency laptop.
Popular blogging platform Wordpress just released a new plugin to make live-blogging super simple for everyone. Unfortunately, the plugin also makes it unbelievably easy to completely and utterly destroy your entire liveblog without even knowing it.
Mobile malware has exploded this year, growing almost 700 percent over 2011 numbers. Almost all of it, perhaps 85 percent, targets smartphones running Android.
Aiming to draw attention to alleged FBI surveillance programs, hackers have leaked one million Apple Unique Device Identifiers.
Microsoft’s new service agreement gives the company the ability to share a user’s data with all of its cloud-based services.
Google may have a self-driving car in the lab.
But Chinese automotive company BYD has a car you can buy today … with an actual, real, operational remote control.
Guest Post Last night’s changes to Microsoft’s Services Agreement mean only bad things for users.
Facebook is working on new ad technology that will allow businesses you already buy from, but are not connected with on Facebook, match your email address and your Facebook identity.
By merging their customer records and your Facebook information, companies will be able to market to you better on Facebook … because they’ll know much more about you.
Oracle patched the hole in Java 7 that allows hackers to secretly download malware to your computer today, in an uncharacteristic update to its software. But it seems the company knew about the issue far longer than the rest of us.
For secrets, there’s nowhere safer than the inside of your head, right? Wrong. Commercially sold electrode-headsets, often used in gaming, can be hacked to extract your ATM pin number, birthday month, location, and more.
YouTube could make more money. Video search could get much, much better. And that laborious process of tagging every video you upload to YouTube with all the keywords you can possibly think of might finally be over … all because of technology based on a recently awarded Google patent that enables automated object recognition.
Twenty-year-old Raynaldo Rivera may spend the next 15 years of his life in jail if he is found guilty of hacking into Sony Pictures. The FBI arrested the alleged LulzSec hacker in Arizona yesterday.
A new vulnerability in Java 7 may let hackers attack Apple computers, bringing back memories of the recent Flashback trojan that may have been stealing up to $10,000 a day in ad revenue.
VentureBeat interviews a security researcher for Fortune 500 companies about Facebook and its bug bounty reward program.
Microsoft denies claims that its SmartScreen security software allows it to profile Windows users.
Evernote made the promise that it will never use your personal information for data mining and analysis. But what if there’s an acquisition? And how do their investors feel about the missed revenue opportunity?
A security researcher says that Windows 8 has some security kinks to iron out. But the reality is likely more complicated.
Mocana wants to be a huge,public security company one day. It thinks of itself as the new kid, beating out old guys who have trouble moving away from the PC. Looks like it’s the new, rich kid, too, as the company announced $25 million in its fourth round of funding today.
DriveSavers gets some data back for a Wired writer who was hacked.
Over 500,000 credit card numbers in Australia were discovered compromised today, stolen through a hack on a business’ point of sale system.