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Russian hackers hijacked American identities and U.S. software tools and used them in an attack on Georgian government Web sites during the war between Russia and Georgia last year, according to new research to be released Monday by a nonprofit U.S. group. In addition to refashioning common Microsof...

The Homeland Security Department plans to develop a “cyber ops wiki” that agencies can use to improve collaboration on cybersecurity efforts, according to a notice from the department. The wiki will be used by DHS’ National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and the six other federal cybersecurity c...

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. ...