Details of the rogue state's homebrew operating system show how the country's Internet may have been taken down by a simple cyberattack hitting one "mothership" server.
Staying on top of the latest in software/hardware security research, vulnerabilities, threats and computer attacks.
Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.
Just how vulnerable was Microsoft Windows last year, and which services were most at risk?
A deep-rooted malvertising campaign has wormed its way into a network of websites, potentially reaching 1.5 billion users.
Information security company High-Tech Bridge unveiled a security report documenting the flaw.
The FBI's chief says hackers responsible for Sony's data breach "got sloppy," which enabled forensics teams to unmask the culpable country.
Corporate security is only as strong as its weakest link -- and too often, humans fall into this category.
Twitter has released a tool which detects unusual activity across Big Data to the open-source community.
Silent Circle has snapped up the security heavyweight following the successful launch of the surveillance-thwarting Blackphone.
The Indian government's internet block on 32 websites, affecting nearly 300 million citizens, has now been lifted on Pastebin but India still blocks 27 other sites, including Internet Archive.
The chip-making giant turns off all ways of contribution to its Russian developer forums in response to a controversial law that stifles free speech.
The European bitcoin exchange suspends its service after it was hacked, ZDNet can confirm. Less than 19,000 bitcoins were stolen from an operational wallet.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 2, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Financial and personal data increases in value, botnet use rises. Are companies doing enough to stem the flow?
Was the majority of bitcoin stolen from the exchange due to fraud, rather than cyberattack?
The US agency has settled charges against Snapchat after the firm deceived users over the 'vanishing' nature of messages sent across the platform.