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Tip of the Hat: Heartbleed prompts chastened tech giants to fund OpenSSL

Ars Technica explains how a potential disaster finally convinced top tech firms to fund development of open source software they have been using for years. read more »

Lloyds employees accused of £2m computer fraud

Remote access device used to steal log-in details read more »

'Francophoned' cybertheft operation reportedly back in action

Attackers steal funds from French organizations using spear phishing, information-snatching malware and rogue phone calls read more »

Care.data pilots to begin at up to 500 GP surgeries in the autumn

Health and Social Care Information Centre considering a data depository for companies who want patient data read more »

Heartbleed prompts joint vendor effort to boost OpenSSL, security

Cisco, Dell, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Google and Microsoft are among those backing the initiative via the Linux Foundation read more »

Geopolitics aside, Huawei still selling to carriers in the US

Huawei is finding clients among smaller U.S. carriers read more »

We Heart It turns off Twitter sharing following spam

The cause of the spam postings wasn't clear read more »

Megaupload seeks return of millions in frozen Hong Kong assets

Hong Kong's Department of Justice has until June 4 to respond read more »

Privacy jitters derail controversial K-12 big data initiative

InBloom said its initiative would have allowed schools to offer customized instruction to students read more »

Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits US, dozens of other countries

Android malware that sends text messages to premium-rate numbers expanded globally over the past year, researchers warn read more »

NSA spying revelations have tired out China's Huawei

Huawei has for years fought off allegations that it spies for China read more »

Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed

A few office-productivity apps are protected from Heartbleed thanks to a mistake read more »

While Heartbleed distracts, hackers hit US universities

As many as 250,000 people could be affected by a wave of attacks not using Heartbleed read more »

Apple patches Secure Transport, but not because of Heartbleed

'Triple-handshake attack' threat quashed in update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion, and iOS 7 read more »

Search and rescue group sues FAA over drone use

Texas EquuSearch contends that FAA rules do not bar drones for 'humanitarian use' read more »

How to keep your smartphone (and its data) secure

These tips and tools can help you keep your smartphone close, and protect your data if it strays read more »

Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices

Some iOS users found a malicious library of unknown origin on their jailbroken devices read more »

Bank of England plans new round of cyber resiliency tests for UK banks

Regulator to focus on individual banks’ security systems read more »

Sports Torrent Network shuts its doors

City of London Police's Pipcu unit are hot on the heels of file-sharing sites read more »

NEC launches face-recognition protection for PCs

NEC's face-recognition technology is being rolled out as an enterprise security solution read more »


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