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Microsoft Windows update addresses FREAK flaw, Stuxnet worm

The fix comes less than a week after Redmond acknowledged vulnerability to decade-old encryption flaw.

By 11 March 2015


Former NSA director speaks out on spying, Stuxnet, defense

Despite claims to the contrary, General Keith Alexander argues that the NSA is actually doing its part to protect US citizens.

By 9 May 2014


Signal app encrypts iOS users' text messages -- to Android devices too

Updated iOS app lets you send secure group, text, picture and video messages to other Apple mobile devices, and to Android users who have the TextSecure app.

By 4 March 2015


NSA planted surveillance software on hard drives, report says

Security vendor Kaspersky outs a group capable of inserting spying software onto hard drives around the world, while Reuters fingers the NSA as the culprit.

By 18 February 2015


Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.

By 21 December 2014


Feds target former high-ranking general in Stuxnet leak probe

Retired U.S. Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has been informed he is under investigation as the source of leaks to the media regarding the sophisticated virus, NBC News reports.

By 28 June 2013


Tricky Regin malware poses biggest threat outside US

The hard-to-detect malware is a Swiss Army knife of clandestine tools to extract information from targets in non-English speaking countries, experts say.

By 25 November 2014


Stealthy Regin malware is a 'top-tier espionage tool'

Regin's behavior suggests that the newly uncovered and "highly complex" spying threat came from a nation-state, Symantec reports.

By 24 November 2014


Russian government gathers intelligence with malware: report

The Russian government uses malware to extract sensitive information from companies and governments, not for financial gain but for intelligence gathering, according a new report by FireEye.

By 29 October 2014


Can a plane be hacked via in-flight Wi-Fi? Researcher says it's so

Much of the equipment that planes and ships use to access satellite communications networks is wide open like the sea and sky itself, says a security researcher presenting his findings later this week.

By 5 August 2014