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'Hack-proof' drone revealed by Pentagon

'Hack-proof' drone revealed by Pentagon

The Pentagon's research arm - the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) - has unveiled a new drone which it claims to have built with secure software that can prevent control and navigation of the aircraft by hackers.

US soldiers and spies to get handheld biometric scanners

US soldiers and spies to get handheld biometric scanners

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 saved from extradition after ten year fight

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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.

Gary McKinnon extradition - decision due

Gary McKinnon extradition - decision due

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".

Pentagon bankrolls new worm

Pentagon bankrolls new worm

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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US Pentagon tells Missile Defense Agency workers to quit surfing porn

US Pentagon tells Missile Defense Agency workers to quit surfing porn

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

Sophos Security Chet Chat

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.

'Foreign government' hackers steal secret Pentagon plans

Hackers working for 'foreign government' stole secret Pentagon plans

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..

FBI / Interpol hacker suspect arrested by Greek authorities

FBI / Interpol hacker suspect arrested by Greek authorities

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.

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won't deny it

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won't deny it

US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is put on the spot.

Did the US write the Stuxnet worm or not?

The Pentagon awakens from cyberslumber

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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…

Suspected Pentagon hacker "Wolfenstein" arrested

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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…