The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has recognized how critical the state of software security is to the DHS mission.
A few days after the creator of the StealthGenie application has been indicted in what is the first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app, EFF's investigative researcher Dave Maas warns that police and sheriff departments around the US have been giving out spying software (ComputerCOP) for free to families at schools, libraries, and community events.
California Governor Edmund Brown has signed on Tuesday new legislation that will strengthen privacy and consumer protections in the state.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that its internal Malware Investigator portal - previously available only to law enforcement and government entities - will soon be accessible to private sector businesses and non-profit organizations, as well.
A service-based criminal industry is developing, in which specialists in the virtual underground economy develop products and services for use by other criminals.
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