One striking theme from Passcode's profile of 15 hackers under 15 years old: The kids all had a strong sense of ethics – and a desire to create a safer digital future for their peers – rather than create chaos online for pranks.
A new generation of cybersecurity prodigies breaks into networks – just to make them safer. Meet the young hackers trying to keep the web from tilting to the dark side.
After last week's cyberattack leveraged insecure internet-connected devices to wage a denial of service attack, many experts urged consumers to change passwords. But that alone won't solve the problem.
At the inaugural Passcode Cup capture the flag challenge, competitors raced through hacking challenges that ranged from password-cracking to compromising a mock water treatment facility.
Passcode caught up with some of the kids at r00tz Asylum to get their advice: What's the first step other kids – or anyone, really – should take if they want to be a hacker?
Congress just implicitly blessed FBI hacking on a massive scale without any consideration of the privacy rights of innocent people. And even worse, they did it through an obscure process that minimized public debate.
A revision to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure allows law enforcement to hack suspects' computers regardless of jurisdiction. Civil liberties groups worry the change will harm individuals' privacy rights.
At an Atlantic Council event, cybersecurity experts said software liability laws could help safeguard the emerging Internet of Things.
Police departments' growing use of devices known as "Stingrays" that intercept – and disrupt – people's communications represents a clear danger to Americans' privacy.
Kryptina is one of the world's youngest users of the digital currency bitcoin. Her dad gives her a bitcoin allowance as a lesson in online security and money management.
In his new book about kids and digital safety, Nathan Fisk argues that efforts to thwart cyberbullying shouldn't stop young people from participating in online communities where they can figure out the right ways – and wrong ways – to communicate.
This episode of the Cybersecurity Podcast features Sunil James, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who invests in information security companies for Bessemer Venture Partners.
Three-quarters of Passcode's pool of digital security and privacy experts say they do not believe cybersecurity will improve with the Republican in the Oval Office.
The Social Security number is overused and abused by hospitals, banks, and even retailers, putting millions of Americans at risk of identity theft. But experts say it doesn't have to be this way.
Can you hack a Gibson? Are you interested in SETEC Astronomy? Shall we play a game?
Top government officials such as Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson are urging device makers to secure everyday objects that connect to the internet.
We have never elected a president that has so openly declared his intentions to engage in control and surveillance of the internet.
Tech advocates concerned that the Trump administration may deploy surveillance measures against critics are encouraging activists and others to take steps to protect their privacy.
While politicians, pollsters, and the public will look for lessons in this historic presidential election, one of the biggest takeaways is everyone needs to do a better job when it comes to protecting their data.
An effort is underway to map potential fallout from damaging cyberattacks on US critical infrastructure to aid first responders in the case of a major assault.
During the presidential campaign, experts spotted an explosion in malicious email spam attempting to trick recipients into downloading harmful files or revealing personal data. And the spammers aren't going away.
During the campaign, Donald Trump split with intelligence officials over Russia's involvement in hacking US political organizations and offered few details about cybersecurity policies.
Revelations that police in Quebec spied on at least 10 journalists has set off a nationwide debate over police surveillance and press freedom in the Digital Age.