Google plans to offer more than $2.7 million in potential rewards in the next iteration of its Pwnium hacking competition at this year’s CanSecWest conference in Vancouver.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board released its review of the NSA’s phone call metadata collection program, and called it illegal. The board said the program should end and that it has not contributed to a single counter-terrorism investigation.
Thirteen men were indicted this week for allegedly using Bluetooth-enabled skimmers to steal more than $2 million from customers at gas stations across the Southern United States.
A bill to protect American critical infrastructure has passed in committee and is ready for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Exploit code has been published for a Google Chrome bug that allows malicious websites granted permission to use a computer’s microphone for speech recognition to continue listening after a user leaves the website.
Remote code execution bugs are the gold nuggets of security research. They’re the ones that researchers stay up all night looking for and they’re the kind of vulnerabilities that often are worth big money, whether it’s from a vulnerability broker, a government agency or a bug bounty program. For Reginaldo Silva, when he came across[...]
A new strain of Android malware has emerged that masquerades as an Android security app but once installed, can steal text messages and intercept phone calls.
Research into the behavior of Tor exit relays found that more than two dozen are malicious or misconfigured and could be snooping on traffic leaving the privacy network.
American gas and oil companies have been targeted in espionage campaigns since 2012, according to a new research report.
After months of public calls from privacy advocates and security experts, Verizon on Wednesday released its first transparency report, revealing that it received more than 164,000 subpoenas and between 1,000 and 2,000 National Security Letters in 2013. The report, which covers Verizon’s landline, Internet and wireless services, shows that the company also received 36,000 warrants,[...]