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'Joke Tweet' gets cybersecurity expert barred from United flight

A prominent cybersecurity researcher ran afoul of United Airlines last week after he joked on Twitter that the airline's onboard computer systems could be hacked. The airline was not amused.

Russia hacked the White House, accessed the President's schedule

The same Russian hackers that recently damaged the State Department hacked into sensitive parts of the White House managed to access information including details of the president's schedule, according to a new report.

Op-Ed: Privacy is not dead, it is crowd-sourced

Which is the biggest threat to privacy: spying or sharing? Outrage at government programs may miss the real culprit responsible for killing privacy as we once knew it.

Op-Ed: Canadian spy agency collects Canadian emails to government sites

Ottawa - Canada's Communications Security Establishment(CSE) is collecting millions of emails sent by Canadians to government sites on the Internet. The collected emails are searched for malware that could attack government computer networks.

Russian cybersecurity firm reports U.S. embedded spyware

San Francisco - A Russian Cybersecurity firm reported on Monday that the United States permanently embedded sabotage tools and software in targeted networks globally.

Obama signs executive order at Stanford cybersecurity summit Special

Palo Alto - President Barack Obama signed an executive order laying out new ways for corporations to share information on emerging online threats at a cybersecurity summit at California's Stanford University.

Academic researcher publishes 10 million usernames and passwords

A security analyst and hacking author just published 10 million web usernames and passwords in the name of academic research.

Cyber security predictions for 2015

Each year various cyber security experts provide their predictions about the immediate future of network and information security in the hopes that people can plan and prepare a little more effectively.

Obama calls for new laws to increase cybersecurity

Washington - Citing recent cyber attacks against the Pentagon and Sony Pictures Entertainment, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to pass sweeping legislation aimed at boosting US cybersecurity.

David Cameron wants to ban encryption

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, David Cameron has announced plans to introduce significant new surveillance powers in the UK, the Independent is reporting.

Op-Ed: Addressing security holes, vulnerabilities and mitigation tactics

The year 2014 has been characterized as problematic due to a fairly rising number of cyber-attacks, data breaches and incidents around security vulnerabilities.

Energy services providers driving innovation and change Special

Washington - Charting changes in energy storage, this reporter recently met with the managements of 3 rapidly emerging energy storage technology services providers to learn about their fierce pace for driving change in the electric utility industries.

Review: A chat with Brook Zimmatore on Cyber security efforts in the EU Special

In spite of the economic woes that plagues the Eurozone, much of the attention has been placed on the exercise the Cyber Europe 2014.

Op-Ed: UK banking cyber-attack test draws attention

During the last few years, there has been increase in security issues affecting stock markets and investors. Cyber criminals now pose a larger threat to corporate and personal information.

On mounting privacy concerns, WhatsApp CEO defends acquisition

As the FTC begins reviewing the results of Facebook's proposed WhatsApp acquisition, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum claimed privacy concerns in the resulting acquisition are "inaccurate and careless."

Op-Ed: Is Target responsible for the major cyberattack?

Target has been named as a defendant in over 90 lawsuits with plaintiffs ranging from banks to customers. The plaintiffs are citing negligence on the part of the big box retail giant and are seeking various amounts in compensatory damages.

Government spying tools will worsen Internet security: experts

Electronic spying tools used by the U.S.

U.S. utilities need industry group focused on cyber defense

U.S. utilities would benefit from an independent group to set industry-wide guidelines on combating cyber threats, according to a think-tank report released on Friday that was co-authored by a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Op-Ed: With Facebook policies in mind, mobile messaging privacy matters

The mobile messaging market made headlines this week after Facebook agreed to acquire WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion - however, there may be considerable privacy and security issues at stake.

With data breaches hitting SnapChat, a new rival emerges in Wickr

As security issues continue to plague the SnapChat mobile photo sharing application, a rival service appears ready to exploit the weakness.

Google purchases SlickLogin, seeks to revolutionize logging In

The tech giant just recently announced their newest acquisition, the security start-up SlickLogin, and their newest ambitions.

Financial services, retail groups form cyber partnership

U.S. banks and retail groups announced on Thursday that they are joining forces to work on cybersecurity, a sign they are trying to move past recent squabbles over who is to blame for data breaches

US launches voluntary cybersecurity plan

Washington - The US administration on Wednesday launched a cybersecurity plan which aims to use voluntary collaboration from the private sector to protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers.The initiative stems from an executive order issued last year by...

US launches voluntary cybersecurity plan

Washington - The US administration on Wednesday launched its Cybersecurity Framework, a plan aimed at protecting the nation against hackers that makes use of voluntary standards.The initiative stems from an executive order issued last year by President Barack Obama...

Researchers uncover cyber spying campaign dubbed 'The Mask'

A computer security software firm has uncovered what it calls the first cyber espionage campaign believed to be started by a Spanish-speaking country, targeting gover...

Michaels warns of possible data breach, the second in three years

In the past few days, Michaels craft stores announced that customers may be victims of a possible credit card breach, the second for the popular retailer.

Target CEO: Banks need to issue chip-based credit cards in U.S.

With the FBI now warning all retailers on similar breach possibilities, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is refocusing attention on the need for chip-based credit card technology adoption in the United States.

Target CEO assures public as investors push stock to 52-week low

Target Corporation's CEO Gregg Steinhafel assured investors and consumers that its customers will not be on the hook financially for the data breach that appears to have been conducted by a 16-year-old Russian national.

In oil and gas country, a model for growing cyber workforce Special

Shreveport - As the US faces a shortage of technology workers, north Louisiana could provide a blueprint for developing talent. State officials have devoted millions to expanding the techindustry and recruiting the next generation of professionals to sustain it.
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