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The cost of launching a DDoS attack

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal.The motives behind such attacks can vary – from...

AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the...

How much are vendor security assurances worth after the CIA leaks?

Following the recent revelations about the U.S.Central Intelligence Agency’s cyber espionage arsenal, software vendors reiterated their commitments to fix vulnerabilities in a timely manner...

Assange accuses CIA of “historic act of devastating incompetence”

Enlarge / Julian Assange in his video press conference on Periscope on March 9. The WikiLeaks selective dump of internal files from...

How Security Products are Tested – Part 1

The demand for tests appeared almost simultaneously with the development of the first antivirus programs – in the mid-to-late 1990s.Demand created supply: test labs...

New Mac malware pinned on same Russian group blamed for election...

Enlarge (credit: Sumitcommunicationcyber) APT28, the Russian hacking group tied to last year's interference in the 2016 presidential election, has long been known for...

Machine Learning In Cybersecurity Warrants A Silver Shotgun Shell Approach

When protecting physical or virtual endpoints, it's vital to have more than one layer of defense against malware. Cybersecurity is arguably the most rapidly evolving...

Donald Trump takes oath of office—what to expect from an unexpected...

Enlarge / Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, becoming the 45th president of the United States.reader comments 330 Share this story ...

Rick Perry, DOE nominee, says he regrets calling for Department’s elimination

Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as Secretary of Energy, testifies during his confirmation...

More, cheaper, bigger, faster: The defense and cyber strategy of Donald...

Enlarge / Where's the defense and cyber-weapon procurement budget going, Mr. President-elect?Getty Images | Joe Raedle reader comments 75 Share this story Since...

Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons

The hacking group that stole cyberweapons suspected to be from the U.S. National Security Agency is signing off—but not before releasing another arsenal of...

Autocomplete a novel phishing hole for Chrome, Safari crims

Hidden forms capture LastPass autofill Phishers have a new tool in their arsenal with the discovery that web browsers Chrome and Safari along with LastPass...