An update to an international accord potentially opens everyone to attacks, something the US government didn't figure out until after it was signed.
The 1983 movie "WarGames" led to an anti-hacking law with felony penalties aimed at deterring intrusions into NORAD. Over time, it became broad and vague enough to ensnare the late Aaron Swartz.
Appeals court rejects government's interpretation of a nearly 30-year-old act, ruling it was intended to prosecute computer hacking, not misappropriation of trade secrets.
Under the guise of protecting users' computers from cyberattacks, AntiHacker instead infects computers with spyware. And its main target: Syrian activists.
Some charge that a new move to criminalize "hacking tools" as of Saturday could stunt legitimate security research, as some choose to exit Deutschland altogether.
Effort aims to speed up development of products to plug holes in businesses' IT defenses.
Anti-Hacker does the basic job of a personal firewall, but it's no competition for ZoneAlarm or a complete security suite.
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Federal copyright regulators are opening the door for new exceptions to a controversial copyright law that has landed one publisher in court and a Russian programmer in jail.
AntiOnline.com, once a place where hackers bragged about their exploits, is now an online security site used to catch them.
A security company is offering insurance of up to $250,000 if a malicious hacker successfully attacks a customer's network.