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Car hacking code released at Defcon

Car computer hacking hit the gas on the first morning of Defcon 21, as hackers revealed how they took over two of the most popular cars in America.

By August 2, 2013

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IP theft commission wants to use malware to catch pirates

The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property has submitted a report to the US Congress proposing anti-piracy measures and is considering the government-sanctioned use of ransomware.

By May 27, 2013

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Cyberwarfare gets real

For nearly a decade, think tanks and government officials in Washington D.C. have wrestled with the question of what cyberwar will look like. This year we found out.

By December 11, 2012

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Prowling the streets of San Francisco with Square Wallet

CNET spent an afternoon testing how Square's mobile payment app performs in a neighborhood full of merchants that accept it. A hint: It's a snap to use.

By November 20, 2012

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Cyberspying effort drops 'Mirage' on energy firms

Malware targets individuals at organizations in Philippines, Taiwan, Canada and elsewhere via "spear-phishing" e-mails bearing tainted PDF files.

By September 20, 2012

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Watching the crooks: Researcher monitors cyber-espionage ring

Good guys are keeping an eye on large espionage and botnet campaigns that are stealing corporate secrets from government and private industry and money from peoples' bank accounts.

By July 25, 2012

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Cyber attacks rise at critical infrastructure firms

New report finds big increase in cyber threats for power, water, and electricity firms, but modest efforts to counter them.

By April 18, 2011

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White House prepares to convene anti-botnet summit

At an event Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., industry representatives will announce plans to fight back against botnets, which have become the Internet's leading security threat.

By May 29, 2012

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Yahoo counters Google Latitude: Friends on Fire

Company begins making something useful out of its Fire Eagle service: a Facebook application that lets friends share their location. Also: a Firefox plug-in for Fire Eagle.

By March 13, 2009

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Luxembourg CIRC develops LaunchAgent monitoring tool for OS X

Following my recent outlining of a procedure for monitoring LaunchAgents, the Luxembourg CIRC created an easy-to-use setup utility that handles the procedure for you.

By April 20, 2012