Security researchers disclose two hardware vulnerabilities, Spectre, which affects most modern processors, and Meltdown, which affects most Intel chips.
Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings.
Computer security firm Symantec warns a second hacking group, going by the name Odinaff, is trying to rob banks using fraudulent SWIFT messages, the same approach that yielded U.S.$81 million in February's attack on Bangladesh's central bank. So far, the group has infected 10 to 20 organizations with this malware. 2016-10-11 (Context: Computer security)
Cybersecurity software maker Check Point reports "HummingBad" malware has infected at least 10 million Android devices, mostly in China and India. Check Point says a team of developers based in Beijing is behind "HummingBad" which gives hackers administrative-level access to infected devices. Apple devices have been hit by similar malware. 2016-07-5 (Context: Computer security)
The Association for Computing Machinery awards the 2015 A.M. Turing Award to Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman for the invention of public-key cryptography and digital signatures which revolutionized computer security. 2016-03-1 (Context: Computer security)
Computer security firm McAfee uncovers one of the largest series of cyber attacks against the International Olympic Committee, Indian government, the United Nations, the steel industry and defence and security firms. 2011-08-3 (Context: Computer security)
The United States Department of Defense will create a computer-security military command. 2009-05-29 (Context: Computer security)
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