A former Cal State San Marcos student was sentenced to a year in prison this week for election tampering by using keystroke loggers to grab student credentials and then vote for himself.
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Two security engineers for Google say the company will now support researchers publicizing details of critical vulnerabilities under active exploitation just seven days after they’ve alerted a company.
The Drupal Association is urging all users of Drupal.org and groups.drupal.org to reset their passwords after discovering an intrusion that breached files holding usernames, e-mail addresses, countries and hashed passwords. Sites that run on Drupal do not appear to be impacted, though the organization stressed an ongoing forensic review may reveal more details and victims.[…]
Calling it a paradigm shift, university researchers were able to trigger mobile-device malware using a modest amount of music, lighting, magnetic fields or sound vibrations.
The Department of Homeland Security this week began notifying up to tens of thousands of employees, contractors and others with a DHS security clearance that their personal data may be at risk. The notifications began on Monday, according to an online statement, after officials learned of a vulnerability in software used by a vendor to[…]
Investigative reporters for the Scripps news service have been threatened with legal action after informing a telecommunications company that confidential data on tens of thousands of applicants was available on the Internet.
A news report says the beleaguered Bloomberg financial data and news service accidentally posted online more than 10,000 private messages between traders and clients at some of the world’s largest banks.
Eight members of a New York cybercrime cell have been indicted in a carefully coordinated heist that drained $45 million from thousands of ATMs in less than 24 hours.
One of the largest online music streaming services was briefly singing a different tune after learning a new Google Chrome plug-in allowed users to download copies of songs for free.
AutoIt, the BASIC-like automation language for Windows programmers, is becoming a favored tool among malware developers for the same reasons it attracts legitimate users: it’s free, flexible and easy to use.