Security News

NSA data collection ruled illegal by privacy oversight board

An independent US government privacy board has ruled the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance through mass collection of citizens' web and phone data is...

New backdoor worm found attacking websites running Apache Tomcat

Diagram showing how Tomdep receives commands and spreads to new machines. Symantec Researchers have identified new self-replicating...

Apple ITC win will kick Samsung phones off market—unless Obama steps...

As anyone watching the smartphone patent wars knows by now, some of the highest-stakes conflicts are taking place at the International Trade Commission...

House intel bill adds $75 million to NSA budget to stop...

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee approved a spending bill to fund the National Security Agency and other intelligence organizations. Included in the...

Microsoft’s copyright bots ask Google to hide Microsoft.com links

The automated system Microsoft uses to send copyright infringement notices to Google has made a series of embarrassing mistakes in recent months.Its latest...

Intel kills off McAfee Security brand

Intel takes branding ownership of McAfee's computer security suite and severs founder John McAfee's name from the security software that has borne it for...

Snowden considers returning to the US, and the “permanent record”

In an online Q&A session, former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden answered 13 questions posed by Twitter users.The questions he considered ranged from the...

Security suites jockey for position on Windows 8.1

The first security suite tests are in on Windows 8.1, and the picture remains mediocre for most of them. Still, almost all of them...

E-book purchasers could get up to $3.06 per book in price-fixing...

On Friday, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York released documentation detailing probable payouts to consumers from the settlements...