From black hat hackers attempting to break into government computer systems, to white hat security experts working to crack and improve protections on popular internet browsers, cybersecurity affects us all. Every day hackers steal millions of pieces of personal data and, as former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed, sometimes it may be our own governments doing the snooping.
Fourteen of the world's most popular virtual private network (VPN) services may be leaking sensitive customer data, a new report has revealed.Friday, 3 July, 2015, 11:46pm 3 comments
A joint study by computer scientists from the US and mainland China found that one in every ten Android apps contained malicious code.
Using a new algorithm that could detect malware and viruses within apps in less than 10 seconds, the team scanned 1.2 million Android apps on more than 30 major app stores around the world, about a tenth of them contained malicious code.26 Jun 2015 - 3:53pm 1 comment
American and British spy agencies tried to break into popular anti-virus and computer security software to infiltrate networks and track users, according to documents leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.23 Jun 2015 - 5:18pm 6 comments
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is not doing a good enough job of protecting users’ rights, according to a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit group that focuses on civil liberties online.23 Jun 2015 - 10:45pm 1 comment
Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw’s Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said.22 Jun 2015 - 11:31am
The St Louis Cardinals are under investigation by US authorities probing whether officials of the Major League Baseball powerhouse hacked into the Houston Astros’ computer network to steal player personnel information, US media reported Tuesday17 Jun 2015 - 9:54am
Cyberespionage by hackers linked to China poses a severe threat to companies in the United States, as well as a risk to national security, a US congressional panel heard on Monday.16 Jun 2015 - 6:07pm
Most Hongkongers would like their mobile devices to recognise them by their fingerprint, voice or another biometric option as they consider these to be safer and more convenient than typed-in passwords, a new survey shows.
Telecommunications firm Telstra found that the majority of respondents to its poll used their smartphone as the primary channel for managing their finances.15 Jun 2015 - 4:03pm
Price of website disabling DDoS attacks fall to US$38 per hour as botnets proliferate in China, Vietnam
It is becoming easier than ever to launch a potentially ruinously expensive, server disabling assault against any website as criminal organisations offer distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks at cut price rates.12 Jun 2015 - 11:00am
Hackers stole personnel data and identity numbers for every US federal employee, a government worker union said, adding that the cyber theft was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged.13 Jun 2015 - 12:08pm
An update to Apple's mobile operating system could make it easier for users in China to bypass internet filtering and censorship.9 Jun 2015 - 6:16pm 3 comments
President Barack Obama vowed on Monday that the United States would aggressively bolster its cyber defences, as US officials said the probe into a massive breach of federal government networks has yielded growing signs of a direct Chinese role.9 Jun 2015 - 8:30pm 2 comments
Hackers breached the computers of the US government agency that collects personnel information for federal workers in a massive cyber attack that compromised the data of about 4 million current and former employees5 Jun 2015 - 11:39am 3 comments
One of China’s biggest news agencies was hacked for over an hour on Wednesday night in what may have been a clumsy attempt to extort money from the state-owned media outlet, local media on the Chinese mainland reported on Thursday.4 Jun 2015 - 5:37pm
A new app developed by a US State Department-funded anti-censorship organisation allows users in countries where Twitter is blocked, such as mainland China, to access the social network.4 Jun 2015 - 1:21pm 4 comments