An Interactive Map Showing Global Cyberattacks In Real Time

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualizes cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. A quick glance shows that the world is a pretty scary place. » 4/11/14 4:00pm 4/11/14 4:00pm

Athlete Struck By Potentially Hacked Aerial Drone

An athlete competing at an Australian triathlon was sent to hospital after an aerial camera drone suddenly swooped down and smashed into her. The operator of the UAV claims someone nearby "channel hopped" the device — wresting control away from him. » 4/08/14 8:40am 4/08/14 8:40am

Senior U.S. spies warn of future security threats

A senior American spy chief has released his assessment of the most troubling threats facing the US — a list that includes terrorism, hackers, WMD proliferation, pandemics, extreme weather events — and the militarization of space. » 1/30/14 4:00pm 1/30/14 4:00pm

7 Security Measures That Were Doomed From The Start

Some security measures, no matter how high-tech and futuristic, are doomed to fail. Governments and corporations spend billions of dollars on these systems, but never actually protect any of their assets. Here are seven of the worst security fails in human history. » 8/14/13 1:00pm 8/14/13 1:00pm

I can't stop watching these private feeds from insecure webcams

Over a year ago, computer security experts revealed that a popular webcam manufactured by TRENDnet wasn't exactly secure. Because these cams are controlled via the web, it's relatively easy to track down their IP addresses and peek through them. Though TRENDnet released a patch that was supposed to fix the problem,… » 1/22/13 11:14am 1/22/13 11:14am

A virus that reprograms your pacemaker to deliver an electric shock

What's likely to become a health threat you never expected next year? 4Chan griefers could actually deliver death or injury from the safety of their forums with a virus designed to infect medical devices. Many of these devices, such as pacemakers, can be reprogrammed wirelessly. And that means bad guys could reprogram … » 12/19/12 4:01pm 12/19/12 4:01pm

Computer virus convinces users they've viewed child porn and must pay a …

There are still a lot of really stupid people on the internet, judging from the latest scam the FBI just warned against. An existing computer virus, called Citadel, has been repurposed as scam-ware, which notifies users that they've been caught looking at child porn and must pay a $100 fine to get off the hook. » 6/03/12 11:15am 6/03/12 11:15am

Why Octopuses Should Run Our National Security Infrastructure

Next time the government wants new ideas about how to protect our nation's security, it should consult an octopus. That's the unusual proposition of marine biologist Rafe Sagarin, a pioneer in the infant field of "natural security," where experts use models from nature to help them come up with emergency responses to… » 5/16/12 1:15pm 5/16/12 1:15pm