In the wake of the huge password breach where sites such as Facebook and Yahoo! were compromised, Microsoft developers have released a tool to curb the issue of account hacking.
Experimental project Telepathwords detects how risky passcodes are by predicting your password setting habits. The engine utilises a collection of passwords in its database along with an AI to make accurate predictions.
Common passwords which were made public as a result of security breaches alongside common password-selection behaviours such as “123456” are also easily predicted by the program.
Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to charges they were involved in a 2010 cyberattack on PayPal for the eBay unit's refusal to process payments for WikiLeaks.
The hacktivist collective claimed responsibility for engineering the December 2010 distributed-denial-of-service attack in retaliation for the online payment processing company's suspension of an account linked to WikiLeaks after the document-leaking organization released a large number of classified documents.
The first photograph shows a slightly overweight young man standing in front of a white Porsche Cayenne, cigarette in hand, expression uneasy. In a second he appears to be reading a charge sheet as a masked military policeman in black stands guard in the background.
Could this confused-looking individual really be the creator of one of the most successful and feared cybercrime tools of all time?
AT&T wants to silence a shareholder proposal that it disclose the government requests it receives for customer information, rejecting a step that Google, Microsoft and other Internet companies have already taken.
The U.S. Department of Defense may have found a new way to scan millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities, by turning the practice into a set of video games and puzzles and having volunteers do the work.
Having gamers identify potentially problematic chunks of code could help lower the work load of trained vulnerability analysts by "an order of magnitude or more," said John Murray, a program director in SRI International's computer science laboratory who helped create one of the games, called Xylem.