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  • US Army website defaced, then brought down

    The U.S. Army's website was defaced and later brought down Monday, with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claiming responsibility.

    Written by Grant Gross09 June 15 07:45
  • IBM's chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

    IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security implications. It has the potential of being complicated because of IBM's role as a defense supplier.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau23 Oct. 14 07:29
  • Four charged with stealing Army helicopter training software

    Four alleged members of an international computer hacking ring face charges in the U.S. of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. Army and several tech companies and stealing several software packages, including programs used to train Army helicopter pilots.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Oct. 14 03:50
  • What corporate security pros should do about Shellshock/Bash bug

    Shellshock/bash bug exploits can force compromised servers to act as bots and, depending on the types of privileges the servers have, attackers can make them do a lot worse. So corporate security pros should patch important affected machines as soon as possible.

    Written by Tim Greene26 Sept. 14 23:32
  • Stun-gun-equipped iPhone case looks to generate more than a buzz

    At a glance, the Yellow Jacket looks like any other iPhone case, albeit a little bulkier – another of the numberless hollow exoskeletons for the most recognizable smartphone on the market. Flipping a small cover at the top of the Yellow Jacket down, however, reveals the sharp prongs of a 650,000-Volt stun gun – making the case protective in more ways than one.

    Written by Jon Gold10 Dec. 13 13:06
  • Machine gun-toting robots may soon back up U.S. soldiers

    A weaponized robot acting as a member of a squad of U.S. soldiers fighting on the battlefield is no longer science fiction. They may not be two-legged, humanoid robots yet, but they are able to follow troops through a wide range of terrain and back them up in battle.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin11 Oct. 13 20:05
  • CIOs in the Public Sector Face Roadblocks to Data Center Consolidation

    Amid a White House directive to scale back underused data centers, an effort that will take years to complete, federal CIOs begin to tackle the challenges involved. Among those challenges are incomplete inventories and cost concerns.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin03 Oct. 13 18:12
  • Bradley Manning's maximum sentence reduced by a third

    The military judge overseeing the U.S. government's prosecution of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has reduced the maximum sentence he faces by a third, but even so it still could mean life in prison.

    Written by Martyn Williams06 Aug. 13 22:23
  • U.S. Army foresees robots becoming squad members

    The U.S. Army wants to move from using robots as tools to creating a human-robot cooperative that will make machines trusted members of the military.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin25 July 13 10:12
  • Breached dam data poses no threat to public, Army says

    A spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today downplayed the significance of a recent incident of unauthorized access to a database containing potentially sensitive information on thousands of high hazard dams across the country.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan02 May 13 20:17