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After a deranged student’s shooting rampage killed 32 classmates on a spring morning two years ago at Virginia Tech University, one of Randy Marchany’s first priorities was accounting for the seven students who worked in the school’s information security office. Marchany, director ...

Thomas Wilhelm, associate professor of information system security at Colorado Technical University, showed attendees at last week’s Defcon17 conference in Las Vegas how Apple’s seemingly benign iPod Touch can be converted into a portable and stealthy penetration testing or attack tool. ...

The evolving demographic of Defcon attendees shows that the hacker community, like all of us, is aging. But it’s also a reflection of how the threat landscape has changed. Web site defacements have given way to much more serious risks like financial fraud and unaddressed critical infrastructur...

The White House’s acting cybersecurity czar announced her resignation Monday, in a setback to the Obama administration’s efforts to better protect the computer networks critical to national security and the global economy. The resignation highlights the difficulty the White House has had...

It’s those other, gullible email users, which are a surprisingly large percentage of consumers, according to new survey data by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, an anti-spam trade organization. The survey of 800 people in the U.S. and Canada found that one out of six said they have responde...