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?
DARPA staged the world's first live computer-versus-computer hacking competition in which teams battled for a multimillion dollar purse in front of thousands of cheering fans in Las Vegas.
Cybersecurity researcher Marc Rogers is the principal hacking consultant on the hit TV show "Mr. Robot," which debuts its second season on the USA Network Wednesday.
Artist and researcher Adam Harvey has set out to raise awareness about the increasing pervasiveness of biometric tracking on the web and in everyday life.
As companies try to balance the need to be transparent with outside researchers while protecting their own sensitive business information, the often opaque bug valuation process can be controversial.
The 'Snowden' biopic is reviving the global privacy debate. But for anyone who thinks it's dead, the notion that individuals want control over their personal information is hardly passé.
The massive scale of the credential thefts at Yahoo, LinkedIn, and the other internet firms has focused attention on the seeming inability of American companies to secure their networks against foreign and domestic adversaries.
Travis Goodspeed, an independent cybersecurity researcher, says tinkering leads to better cybersecurity.
Robert Silvers, assistant secretary for cybersecurity at Homeland Security, said the agency is helping states fortify voting systems against digital tampering before November's presidential election.
While Edward Snowden's leaks damaged US national security, the disclosures also led to crucial surveillance reforms. A pardon would signal to the world the US has learned from its mistakes and respects internet freedom, privacy, and human rights.
While US officials and politicians have suggested designating election systems as critical infrastructure in the aftermath of the Democratic National Committee hack, 62 percent of Passcode's Influencers said that's not enough to safeguard voting from hackers.
Washington and other governments are working harder to blunt the spread of Islamic State propaganda and recruitment efforts on the web following terror attacks in the US and Europe.
Attackers crippled Estonia's digital networks in 2007. Since then, it has shored up cyberdefenses while expanding connectivity to every corner of daily life.
Rep. Katherine Clark (D) of Massachusetts wants to find out how many Americans are victimized online to better understand how to defend them.
Can you hack a Gibson? Are you interested in SETEC Astronomy? Shall we play a game?
With Hollywood and rights groups stepping up efforts to portray the ex-National Security Agency contractor as a hero, Snowden's detractors in Congress struck back by questioning his motives and ethics.
If you've plugged in an eavesdropping personal assistants such as the Amazon Echo Dot, are you obligated to warn visitors, 'Be careful what you say, Alexa is listening'?
Rights groups launched a petition campaign asking President Obama to pardon the ex-National Security Agency contractor, portraying him as a hero who ushered in surveillance reforms. But can they win over a skeptical White House?
The Democratic National Committee breach and FBI warnings of hackers tampering with election boards has some officials on edge. But simple fixes could further safeguard the vote.
Whichever candidate wins the election, they'll need to prioritize cybersecurity to defend US government agencies and businesses against relentless hacks. Here's a 12-step plan to get started.
Lawmakers may still consider measures to force tech companies to decrypt communications, but at a Senate hearing Tuesday two top intelligence officials supported strong digital privacy protections.
Former National Security Agency executives Bill Binney and Thomas Drake, who blew the whistle on US government surveillance programs more than a decade ago, served as advisers on the Edward Snowden film that opens nationwide Friday.
The initiative aims to collect a combination of fingerprints, facial images, and iris scans of foreign visitors, leading privacy advocates to worry that travelers would be put at greater risk of digital fraud and unwarranted surveillance.