“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
The Washington Post reported today that a number of tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM.
There goes my great plan to use Glass to help me remember people I’m supposed to know.
Starting this fall, Oracle will release quarterly security patches. It will also respond more quickly to security issues and will do better at ensuring vulnerabilities don’t make it into the codebase in the first place.
Guest Post The media can continue to ridicule the “sexting app” that so many young people are using, but they are entirely missing the point. The same generation being blamed for the supposed “death of privacy” has become wiser than those who are criticizing them.
Verizon is the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the U.S., and the company is using its extensive network and resources to impact health care.
Guest Post The online world can be a dangerous place for the unprepared. And it’s just going to get worse. It’s time to teach Cyber Security as integral part of the high school and college curriculum and to all corporate employees.
Guest Post Cameron Peron is VP Marketing at Newvem, a cloud operations optimization service.
The multiplayer for DICE’s first-person shooter isn’t functioning due to these attacks.
We’re going back to the future, according to Monetate: going back to a time when all commerce was personal.
Really, you wouldn’t have thought a proposal to Borg the entire human species would have met with such resistance.
Security heavyweight McAfee has agreed to acquire network firewall business Stonesoft for $389 million in cash so it can offer more powerful firewall protection to its clients.
“I am overwhelmed that our vision has reached its destination,” wrote Secure.me co-founder Mario Grobholz on the company blog. “The deal with Avast is the most crucial milestone in our company’s history.”
More than half of us say we can’t remember all our passwords. Which makes sense, given that almost a third of all companies require their employees to remember six or more of them.
Guest Post There’s a trend surfacing that will start to push BYOD out of the picture in the next few years. Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) devices are the next big thing, and within the next three years, projections indicate 70 percent of global organizations will adopt it.
“Despite the Bush years of let’s go play in another war, there’s a very tight, close alliance between Canada and the USA,” says Rick Segal, CEO of Canadian startup Fixmo.
While Google Glass may seem like a step towards a crazy science-fiction future, for some reason it lacks a fairly basic security feature: a lock screen.
Guest Post In recent weeks there has been substantial debate about fraud in the advertising industry. Of course, these conversations aren’t new. Click fraud lawsuits have been a near constant for almost a decade.
Guest Post Developers aren’t security experts, and most security experts aren’t developers. There needs to be a better mutual understanding — and earlier cooperation — between the two parties to better eradicate security issues.
You don’t have to do anything about it, but file this item under “good to know.”
“We’re kinda matching Zendesk and Evernote in user growth curve,” Holmes said. “Our progressive cycle to each additional million is getting shorter and shorter, which is a good thing.”
Why not be a little creative? For $1,000, we’ll hack the DOJ. For $5,000, the FBI. And, for a platinum-level contribution of $10,000, we’ll hack the CIA and finally reveal the truth about Area 51.
Fear of Huawei’s alleged connections to the Chinese government is keeping the company out of U.S. businesses.
Guest Post This post covers the things you always wanted to know about BYOD but were too afraid to ask.
Have you noticed that the global internet is slowing down as it experiences its “biggest-ever” attack by hackers flooding the web via distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS)?
As a member of congress, it’s one thing to support a bad piece of tech policy because you don’t fully understand the Internet but it’s quite another when you brag about all the money you’re making on the side from that position.
Robotex, the private company creating robots that go where it might be too dangerous for humans, brought in $2.06 million in funding today.
Guest Post Here’s what you should know about the future of wiretapping on VoIP services.
Perhaps Apple will provide a coupon for a free game of Whack-a-Mole with its next iOS update.
“It looks like Andew got slammed into a desk by federal agents while trying to hand his phone to his lawyer after the court asked for his phone,” his publicist told me via email.
“It’s a f*cking ludicrous charge,” Auernheimer told me this morning from New Jersey. “The FBI has tried to frame me for terrorism five times, and by their own admission they’ve been surveilling me since I was 15 years old.”
Hassle-free home security sounds good, right? Perhaps $160,000 good, if you’re Scout Alarm … with none of that money going to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
Oracle has issued an emergency patch for its Java software after a string of high-profile hacking incidents at companies including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft.
Guest Post If you determine that you need an alternative to USPS, is Outbox worth the risk?
Security! Evernote says users’ email addresses and passwords have been hacked. Here’s what you need to do next.
Armor5, a startup launching today, addresses BYOD — “bring your own device,” or workers who use their devices, not the company’s — without requiring software installation on a mobile phone or tablet.
With talks falling through to sell off its assets, Juniper Networks is considering raising a private equity round to bolster its enterprise and security business, Reuters reports.
Big data is going to be the difference between us getting in front of attacks and getting bogged down trying to find our attackers, according to RSA’s Arthur Coviello.
Yesterday, Zendesk was hacked and the personal information of an unknown number of Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr users was stolen. Last year, 12.6 million U.S adults were the victims of identity fraud.