Expert: Enemy Leaders Could Command Computers To Shut Down US Electricity Supplies, Send Household Appliances Haywire
The United States may get a taste of cyber warfare at home the next time the country goes to war abroad as enemy leaders lash out by commanding computers to shut down U.S. electricity supplies or send household appliances haywire, a leading information systems security expert said Monday.
President Barack Obama is asking Germans to give the United States “the benefit of the doubt” on National Security Agency surveillance, given U.S. history.
A secret program called Auroragold allows NSA agents to find and even introduce vulnerabilities into cell phone systems that they can exploit to monitor calls and texts.
A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake City.
AT&T Mobility, the nation’s second-largest cellular provider, says it’s no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users’ smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers’ identities online.
A leading Senate critic of online surveillance wants the government to stop widespread spying on phone calls, texts and emails, saying the “digital dragnet” doesn’t make the country safer, and only hurts the U.S. economy.
Russia on Thursday banned most food imports from the West in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine — a sweeping move that will cost Western farmers billions of dollars but could also lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.
The NSA whistleblower tells computer hackers to work on programs to block government surveillance.
The arrest of a German intelligence employee casts a new shadow over relations between the two countries.
A federal program which utilizes warrantless searches of foreigners’ communications is legal, according to a government oversight report, but cautions that the “intentional abuse” from the FISA searches could allow for Americans’ private information to be mishandled by the government.