Verizon will soon allow customers to opt out of having an identifier placed on their phones that had alarmed privacy advocates due to its ability to let third parties persistently track customers.
By Zach Miners | 31 January, 2015 08:01
A security vulnerability in BMW's Connected Drive system allowed researchers to imitate BMW servers and send remote unlocking instructions to vehicles.
By Martyn Williams | 31 January, 2015 07:17
A peer-to-peer botnet called ZeroAccess came out of a six-month hibernation this month after having survived two takedown attempts by law enforcement and security researchers.
By Lucian Constantin | 31 January, 2015 03:29
Google has agreed to improve the information it provides to people about how it collects personal data in the U.K., after it was required to do so by country's data protection authority.
By Loek Essers | 31 January, 2015 00:19
A critical vulnerability in glibc, a core Linux library, can be exploited remotely through WordPress and likely other PHP applications to compromise Web servers.
By Lucian Constantin | 31 January, 2015 00:08
British Telecom thinks that a new technology called G.fast can increase broadband speeds over copper to hundreds of megabits per second, and will soon conduct trials to see if it's right.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 31 January, 2015 00:00
The parliamentary committee charged with scrutinising the government’s data retention legislation is unlikely to gain access to the most detailed attempt to assess the cost of the scheme.
By Rohan Pearce | 30 January, 2015 16:40
Just three small clues -- receipts for a pizza, a coffee and a pair of jeans -- are enough information to identify a person's credit card transactions from among those of a million people, according to a new study.
By Jeremy Kirk | 30 January, 2015 12:36
Recording data that will allow IP addresses to be matched to individual customers will involve Vodafone storing petabytes of information it would otherwise be unlikely to keep, the telco has said.
By Rohan Pearce | 30 January, 2015 11:14
Reddit today released what it called its first "transparency report," which details requests for user information from both government entities and private lawyers.
By Lucas Mearian | 30 January, 2015 09:03
U.S. federal regulators are clamping down on revenge porn, taking aim at a website whose operator allegedly deceived women into sending intimate photos of themselves and then charged them to have the pictures removed.
By Zach Miners | 30 January, 2015 07:56
The man accused of masterminding the Silk Road underground online marketplace had between $16 million and $18 million worth of bitcoins on the laptop he was using when he was arrested in October 2013, federal prosecutors testified in Manhattan federal court Thursday.
By Joab Jackson | 30 January, 2015 06:58
Website owners take notice: In weeks, Mozilla products including its popular Firefox browser will stop trusting an unknown number of SSL certificates that were issued using old root CA certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys.
By Lucian Constantin | 30 January, 2015 06:18
LightCyber, another security startup with the roots in the Israeli military, has opened its doors in the U.S. and is announcing new products and features to make its mark in the crowded field of endpoint detection and remediation.
By Tim Greene | 30 January, 2015 03:49
Mozilla has dusted off some decommissioned servers and networking gear and used them to set up high-speed relays on the Tor anonymity network.
By Lucian Constantin | 30 January, 2015 03:10
Symantec's Australia and New Zealand managing director, Brenton Smith, has quit his post after more than two years in the role to pursue other interests.
By Computerworld Australia staff | 29 January, 2015 16:55
A new Chrome extension highlights tools embedded in websites that could pose privacy risks by sending data unencrypted over the Internet.
By Jeremy Kirk | 29 January, 2015 13:35
The parliamentary committee overseeing data retention legislation has requested more evidence that companies are unclear as to whether they will be forced to keep customer data under the government's proposed data retention scheme.
By Adam Bender | 29 January, 2015 12:25
U.S. lawmakers should put strict privacy controls into planned legislation to encourage companies to share cyberthreat information with government agencies and each other, some advocates said.
By Grant Gross | 29 January, 2015 08:50
When operating outside of the law, you can't exactly rely on the police to protect your illegal enterprise from other criminals.
By Joab Jackson | 29 January, 2015 07:30
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- Uber will fight to keep its Boston ride data private
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- BMW cars found vulnerable in Connected Drive hack
- Twitter's Vine Kids app is not just for kids
- Apple puts the big hurt on Samsung
- Google Glass holds promise but requires a 'reset'
- Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management
- Intuit backpedals from TurboTax changes after upgrade uproar
- Can't keep this bad boy down: ZeroAccess botnet back in business