The US Department of Defense is funding the development of a hardware peripheral and software suite that turns a regular smartphone into a device that scans and transmits biometric data at distances not possible for current scanning technology.
Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who has been fighting a high profile campaign for ten years to avoid extradition to the United States, has had his extradition blocked by the UK government.
British hacker Gary McKinnon will find out today whether or not he will be extradited and stand trial in the United States for what was described as "the biggest military computer hack of all time".
A gaggle of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Seoul National University have made international headlines with a brand-new worm, apparently bankrolled by DARPA.
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The agency's director promises to discipline a handful of workers who jeopardized network security by visiting and transmitting x-rated material.
SSCC 91 - Utah explains data breach, Facebook hacker jailed, FlashBack removal for Leopard, Pentagon expands data sharing
This week's Chet Chat returns to our usual news format this week with guest Gary Korhonen (@hundredaire). Gary and Chet discuss the Utah data breach, Facebook hacker's prison term, OS X Leopard's FlashBack removal tool, Pentagon data sharing and Operation Phish Phry sentencing.
Apparently the the only thing stopping countries from using the internet to destroy their enemies is the risk of a military counter-attack.
And terrorists? Well, they just can't get their hands on the right internet tools..
Authorities in Greece have arrested an 18-year old man today, suspected of hacking into computer systems belonging to Interpol, the Pentagon, the NSA and the FBI.
US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is put on the spot.
Did the US write the Stuxnet worm or not?
I must start this post by professing that I am a proud American citizen. I am proud of what my country stands for, its accomplishments and what its citizens are capable of when we come together for a common purpose. Read more…
According to media reports, a 23-year-old man has been arrested in Romania, suspected of hacking into US Department of Defense systems in 2006. According to investigators, Eduard Lucian Mandru, of Iaşi, Romania, is not just a student at the local Read more…