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.
Yahoo's claim that it is the victim of a gigantic state-sponsored hack raises the question of whether it is the latest target for hackers with the backing of Russia, China or even North Korea, experts say.
2 days ago Yahoo's Mega Breach: Security TakeawaysInfoRiskToday View Synopsis+1
Security expert Sean Sullivan isn't surprised that the massive 2014 breach of Yahoo, which exposed at least 500 million account details, only recently came to light. Here's why, as well as what users must learn from this breach.
OVH, one of the world's largest hosting companies, reported on Thursday that its systems were hit by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that reached nearly one terabit per second (Tbps).
Locky malware, currently one of the most active ransomware threats, has influenced a transition to new types of attachments used in malicious emails, Trend Micro researchers warn.
6 hours ago Cyber civil defence for the rest of usZDNet View Synopsis+1
With the official bodies that respond to information security issues mainly focused on national security, should there be an equivalent for everyone else?
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.
28 minutes ago Microsoft Removes Windows Journal Due to Security FlawsSecurityWeek View Synopsis+1
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.
Unprecedented DDoS attacks are powered by IoT machines like connected CCTV cameras. And at least one journalist has been censored as a result.
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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.
1 hour ago Dev teaches bot to talk spammers' ears offThe Register View Synopsis+1
Crims are so keen to chat they respond to random hipsterisms and send legit discount codes
Brian Weinreich has been trolling spammers for two years using a bot that fires realistic and ridiculous replies to the pervasive online salespeople.
Google's Project Shield has come to the rescue after a devastating DDoS attack prompted Akamai's pro bono support to end.
The 20-year-old hacker leaked military data belonging to 1,300 US military and government staff in support of the Islamic extremist group.
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics blames everyone but itself for the failures of the 2016 Census. That's a sign of weak and out-of-touch management.
Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email, and that challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 ...