savuporo (658486) writes with news based on the work of a DARPA project known as High Assurance Cyber Military Systems: “‘The Pentagon’s research arm unveiled a new drone built with secure software that “prevents the control and navigation of the aircr…
In a surprising amount of futuristic visions of how hacking will work in the future, the experience is immersive, rather than something done hunched over a computer looking at lines of code scroll by. DARPA appears to agree with the full-body submersion vision of hacking’s future, as it’s working on an Oculus Rift-based interface for use by U.S. military hackers, one part of its Plan… Read More
It was inevitable that major OEMs would try to beat startup Dropcam at their own game, by providing inexpensive, HD IP camera for home security enthusiasts, people with babies and folks who just in general like to watch. Samsung has a few entrant…
Several U.S. states, including Connecticut, Florida, and Illinois, are jointly leading an investigation into eBay’s security practices, following eBay’s reveal this week of a massive cyberattack which the company says compromised a large number of users’ personal information. Though eBay claims that financial data, which was stored separately, was not acquired during… Read More
Following yesterday’s announcement of a cyberattack which compromised a “large number” of eBay users’ personal information, several lists purporting to contain that illegally acquired information have now shown up online. On anonymous data-sharing site Pastebin, for example, there are at least a couple of offers to provide “full eBay database dumps,” which… Read More
U.S. vendors are not explicitly called out, but there’s little doubt that China’s newly-announced vetting program is part of a trend that will hurt U.S. companies trying to sell into the country.
The investment bodes well for business models built around security and privacy, and for the chances of the soon-to-be-released Blackphone.
Encrypted comms firm Silent Circle has just announced a new funding round which it says has been fueled by demand in the privacy-focused smartphone, Blackphone, the security hardened Android handset it’s building with Spanish startup Geeksphone. Privacy, it seems, is a hot new investment area in these post-Snowden times. It’s also rather fitting, given Silent Circle was forced… Read More
Add Plenty of Fish to the list of technology companies whose websites have come under DDoS attacks from unknown cybercriminals in recent days. The company says that it was the victim of a five-hour attack today that affected approximately 1 million users. Initially, the attacks took down the Plenty of Fish website, then later the company’s mobile apps on iPhone, iPad and Android. As… Read More