Security

Akamai speaks out on uptick of DDoS attacks

Internet security's big bully: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) which messes up normal traffic of a targeted server or network with a flood of HTTP requests, malformed packets. Crash, bam boom. Missions accomplished. ...

Security

Simjacker exploit is independent of handset type, uses SMS attack

Trouble in smartphone security land: There is a platform-agnostic intruder—it can tally up victims regardless of the hardware or software the victims rely on. Simjacker is the name of the exploit. The team who spotted it ...

Security

Website rates security of internet-connected devices

If you're in the market for an internet-connected garage door opener, doorbell, thermostat, security camera, yard irrigation system, slow cooker—or even a box of connected light bulbs—a new website can help you understand ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

Google security experts uncovered an "indiscriminate" hacking operation that targeted iPhones over a period of at least two years and used websites to implant malicious software to access photos, user locations and other ...