Not a fan of CISPA? Fear not. President Barack Obama isn’t either. A Wednesday e-mail released by the Office of Management and Budget made very clear that should the bill reach the president’s desk in its current form, "his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill."
Mathematical papers written by WWII code breaker and pioneer computer scientist Alan Turing have been released by government intelligence agency GCHQ after being kept secret 70 years.
The two handwritten papers, classified as 'sensitive' until a recent reassessment and kept confidential for over half a century, are said by GCHQ to have been authored by Turing when he worked at Bletchley Park, the code-breaking centre of British intelligence during the war.
Malicious code planted within compromised pages has become the latest method for attackers targeting government organisations.
Researchers with security firm Zscaler have reported a number of government-affiliated sites which have been found to contain code which directs users to attack servers.
The Malaysian government has abandoned consultations with stakeholders over a law to regulate the information technology (IT) industry, telling the private sector to “sort it out among yourself first,” before making any further decision on the matter.
The science, technology and innovation ministry (Mosti) has not amended the controversial draft of the Computing Professionals Bill 2011 (CPB2011) that surfaced in December nor held any meetings with stakeholders after opening the proposed law up to the public for a month ending in mid-January.
Have you ever checked your personal email from a work computer? The idea that checking email, or a quick visit to Facebook, Twitter or other any social media site might be considered "hacking" and land you in prison is preposterous. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals injected a dose of sanity into the government's insane push to make people criminals under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for violating their employer's computer use policy. The 9-2 decision in U.S. v.