Hacking

Hacking news, information, and how-to advice

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

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Researcher releases 10 million usernames, passwords from data breaches

The data is already public but has been cleaned up to enable better analysis

Oracle to fix 167 vulnerabilities, including serious backdoor-like flaw in E-Business Suite

The E-Business Suite vulnerability can give attackers complete control over databases that store sensitive business information

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The best computer security advice you'll get

The world is awash in bad security advice that distracts from addressing the real threats. Here's what you really need to know

Vulnerabilities in several Corel programs allow attackers to execute malicious code

Malicious DLLs will be executed if stored in the same directory as media files opened with the affected programs, researchers said

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Obama proposes new 30-day data breach notification law

The president previewed a new data breach notification law today in a speech to the Federal Trade Commission

Obama revives call for immunity to companies sharing threat data

The president is expected to announce the liability protection and a measure to increase penalties for computer crimes on Tuesday

Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says

Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and retailers like Target and Home Depot

White House declines to act on petitions to fire Aaron Swartz prosecutors

Petitions are not the right mechanism for dealing with government personnel issues, the White House says

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Prevent phishing attacks with OpenDNS, 'Minority Report'-style

The use of big data analytics means potential threats can be blocked before your traditional malware defenses even know they exist

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How much of 2014 in tech do you remember? Take our slightly silly quiz!

Mt. Gox? HP's split? WhatsApp? That was all this year, folks! See which stories you can still remember this late in the game.

Frequently asked questions about the North Korean Internet incident

Questions abound, but speculation is emerging

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4 positive predictions for security in 2015

Sick of the constant drumbeat of data breaches and destructive exploits? There's no magic bullet, but these four measures may help in the coming year

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Sony admits employees' personal data may have been compromised by breach

Weeks later, Sony Pictures is telling employees what they already know about the scope of data that was compromised by attackers

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Creative defense: Crowdsource your hackers

A startup launched by security veterans enables any organization to set up a cost-effective bug bounty program and pay skilled freelance white hats to find vulnerabilities

Holding masses of data, cyber criminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers are looking for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data

The Turla espionage operation also infected Linux systems with malware

A newly identified Linux backdoor program is tied to the Turla cyber espionage campaign, researchers from Kaspersky Lab say

Be scared: The Sony-style hack is no rare event

Only the wanton destructiveness of the Sony attack made it an outlier; the scale was not uncommon. Maybe the bad publicity will be a wake-up call

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