| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Reports that the U.S. and Israel have tried repeatedly over the years to derailIran's nuclear weapons program by using malicious computer codes to cause machines at the country's Natanz nuclear facility to malfunction have lifted the veil of secrecy...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 8:39 AM
A report this week on Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program by the International Atomic Energy Agency leaves little doubt that country's ruling clerics remain determined to acquire the means to produce a bomb. That poses a dilemma for the Obama...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Huddled over laptop computers, four midshipmen spent 20 minutes setting up a wireless network and tested it with what they assumed was a private chat.
But Ensign Justin Monroe, a teaching assistant at the Naval Academy, used a small wireless receiver...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Allegations of industrial cyber-espionage and mass electronic snooping have been flying hot and heavy between Washington and Beijing recently, but director Michael Mann’s upcoming cyber-thriller imagines an American and a Chinese army officer...
| Mar 9, 2014
The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON — A new policy bars employees of U.S. spy agencies from providing reporters with "intelligence information," even if it is unclassified, without first getting official permission.
Employees who violate the directive, which was issued on...
| Jan 22, 2014
A recent Pew poll found that Americans are more afraid of a cyber attack than they are of Iranian nuclear weapons, the rise of China or climate change. Such fears are not only out of proportion to risk; if they take hold, they could threaten the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
At what point does a cyber-attack become an act of war?
My question is prompted by this week's news that a highly sophisticated malware program called Mask has spent the last six years stealing valuable intelligence from supposedly secure government...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
In Geneva, Switzerland, The United States and other major powers appeared close to a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting some economic sanctions against the terrorist-sponsoring state. Negotiations, however, fell apart at...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:55 AM
The United States believes that Iran is behind cyberattacks on American banks and the oil industry in the Middle East, officials said.
Although officials have not made such an assertion publicly, they have characterized the attacks that occurred in...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
MOSCOW — Computer virus experts at Kaspersky Lab, acting with the blessing of the United Nations, were searching for a villain dubbed the Wiper when they came across a much more menacing suspect requiring a new moniker: Flame.
The malicious program...