600 Gbps traffic flood overwhelmed CDN
Google has provided free distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) mitigation services to security publication Krebs on Security, stepping in after Akamai withdrew support.
Microsoft has decided to remove the Windows Journal application from its operating systems due to the discovery of several vulnerabilities that can be exploited through specially crafted Journal files.
8 hours ago Google pulls Krebs on Security out of the abyssZDNet View Synopsis+1
Google's Project Shield has come to the rescue after a devastating DDoS attack prompted Akamai's pro bono support to end.
A blunder that Apple made in iOS 10 has weakened the encryption of iPhone data when backed up to iTunes.
A fix included in the OpenSSL updates released last week introduced a critical vulnerability that could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution, the OpenSSL Project warned on Monday.
GENEVA (AP) - Swiss voters are casting ballots to decide whether to grant new powers to Switzerland's intelligence services like tracking internet activity, snooping on email boxes and tapping phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists.
Blaming Russia - Not Hacktivists, Insiders or Incompetence - Is EasyAsked to explain the compromise of 500 million of its users' accounts, Yahoo appears to be trying to blame Russia. Of course, that would be an easy face-saving exercise for a publicly traded firm currently negotiating its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon.
Are the risks and practical issues too great to allow "hacking back", even if it's not illegal or bad?
The toolsÂ may have been mistakenly left behind by the NSA following an operation.
2 hours ago Microsoft: Windows 10 now on 400 million devicesZDNet View Synopsis+1
Microsoft officials said Windows 10 has hit the 400 million 'active' device milestone, up from 300 million in early May.
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Internet of Amazingly Insecure Tat? That's the one
The huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which wiped security journalist Brian Krebs' website from the internet came from a million-device-strong Internet of Things botnet.
3 hours ago That's not funny: MarsJoke ransomware threatens to wipe data if a ransom is not paid within 96 hoursZDNet View Synopsis+1
New ransomware family discovered by takes aim at government targets
The U.K. National Crime Agency (NCA) announced last week that one of the members of an international cybercrime group has been given a two-year jail sentence.
7 hours ago And<i>!</i> it<i>!</i> begins<i>!</i> Yahoo<i>!</i> sued<i>!</i> over<i>!</i> ultra-hack<i>!</i> of<i>!</i> 500m<i>!</i> accounts<i>!</i&gThe Register View Synopsis+1
Class-action lawsuit in California expected to be first of many in the US
Just two days after Yahoo! admitted hackers had raided its database of at least 500 million accounts, the Purple Palace is being dragged into court.
Research finds faster cracking flaw.
Apple is brewing a fix to patch an iOS password flaw that allows credentials to be stolen from backups.