President Barack Obama is directing federal agencies to look for ways to eventually share more of their radio airwaves with the private sector as the growing use of smartphones and tablets ratchets up the demand for spectrum, according to a memo released on Friday. via Obama wants government to free
Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, a modest victory for the companies as they struggle with the fallout from disclosures about a secret government data-collection program. via Web companies begin releasing surveillance information after
“Google says it has detected and derailed several email-based phishing attacks targeting tens of thousands of Iranian users during the past few weeks in what appears to be a politically motivated campaign. Eric Grosse, vice president of security engineering at Google, said in a blog post that for three weeks
Hackers opposed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took out the website of the African National Congress (ANC) on Friday, accusing South Africa’s ruling party of a corrupt and bloodstained relationship with the former British colony’s leader. via Anti-Mugabe hackers attack website of South Africa’s ruling ANC | Reuters.
“The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to the healthcare industry, calling for more vigilance when it comes to protecting medical devices from hacking. Anything from Pacemakers to hospital x-ray machines are at risk, thanks to a wide array of lax cybersecurity practices like ‘hard-coded passwords,’ out-of-date
Google says it has detected and stopped thousands of phishing attacks targeting email accounts of Iranian users ahead of the 14 June presidential election. via BBC News – Google detects Iran phishing attacks ahead of election.
“Drudge readers who clicked on the Free Beacon link would in many cases have been infected immediately. The malware being used had polymorphic code, meaning it changes often and would not have been detected by code-analyzing anti-virus software.” Source:Drudge Report Links to Malware-Infected Story – Technology & science – Tech
“The US electronic spying chief has said massive surveillance programmes newly revealed by an ex-intelligence worker had disrupted dozens of terror plots. In a US Senate hearing, National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander defended the internet and telephone data snooping programmes. Also, US Secretary of State John Kerry said
“We study fifteen months of human mobility data for one and a half million individuals and find that human mobility traces are highly unique. In fact, in a dataset where the location of an individual is specified hourly, and with a spatial resolution equal to that given by the carrier’s
“In the spirit of last February’s report by Mandiant detailing the exploits of a Chinese-government-linked hacker group, Russian IT security giant Kaspersky Lab today released a report on another sophisticated Chinese cyber-espionage outfit, dubbed the Red Star APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) by the lab. According to the lab, this advanced hacker group