First Responder R&D, Moving Target Cybersecurity, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is struggling with matching first responder needs and budget cuts. More here. Senator John McCain once again pushes for a greater role for the Department of Defense in cybersecurity and asks for Gen. Kieth Alexander of Cyber Command […]

Is Bitcoin the new speculative market, Judge orders peace in Apple/Sammy trial and more

Here are today’s top tech news stories. Bitcoin, the underground currency of the Internet, is experiencing speculative growth – there have been a few things pushing up the value of the Bitcoin, including a drug purchasing version of eBay. There are now “High Yield Investment Programs” offering high rates of return, which may or may not be […]

Android and BB safer for SMS, Samsung and Apple Patent Sanction in Korea and more

Here are today’s top technology stories. AdaptiveMobile has recently tested the iPhone and found a serious SMS flaw – as more reports of mobile exploits are released, it seems that SMS to be a serious flaw across the board. Both Android and iOS have been hit hard by SMS weaknesses. Via InformationWeek, more here. Bitcoin inhabits […]

iOS and Android make history, Bitcoin pyramid scheme goes down and more

Here is today’s tech news and top stories. A Report from Flurry, the mobile analytics firm, states that mobile adoption has been faster than any other technology adoption ever – Smart device adoption is outpacing that of PCs, broadband, and even social networks. While the rate of adoption is absurd, it is not yet slowing, especially […]

NYC replaces payphones with touchscreens,

Here are the top tech news and stories of the day. New York City replaces 250 public pay phones with iPad-like screens – after the effects of Superstorm Sandy, regular phone booths were suddenly hubs for communication. NYC will be installing smart screens that will “provide city information, emergency broadcasts and local business deals.” Via GigaOM, more […]

Skynet botnet operating on Tor Network, DDoS attacks are coming from data center facilities and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Tor network used to command Skynet botnet – Researchers have identified that the Skynet botnet used to commit DDoS attacks was operating on the Tor network. The C&C servers are only accessible from withing the Tor network. Tor uses a hidden service protocol to protect […]