Cyber-criminals have been using pornography and adult content as a lure to spread malware and steal information since it hit the internet, but recent research shows that access to sites is also fueling a lucrative trade on the dark web.
The commission decided today to repeal the regulations put in place under the Obama administration, prompting criticism that the move would not only choke freedom but would compromise security and privacy.
Until their company has been attacked and suffered a tangible business loss, most organisations regard DNS as simply plumbing rather than critical infrastructure that requires proactive defence says Dr Malcolm Murphy.
A proposed security change to the underlying infrastructure of the internet has been significantly delayed due to fears that it could knock up to eight percent of those affected - in total an estimated 750 million people, offline at a stroke.
The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.
The government of Singapore is to shut off access to the internet of government agencies in an effort to preempt a cyber-attack or a data breach.
Almost half (46 percent) of UK consumers would sacrifice their membership to the gym instead of their internet connection.
A survey of all the ports on the internet is designed to provide decision-makers with the statistical information they need to make informed decisions on engineering the internet - and reveals many, many are open to hackers.
From hacker to security researcher and CTO of a major cyber-security software company, Chris Wysopal has developed strong views on what works and doesn't work and how the world needs to wise up to security.
A single packet could leave the internet in a bind, warn experts.
As Russia moves to strengthen state control over the internet in Russia, commercial concerns are anxious that any telco or ISP could be acquired.
North Korea suffered two major internet outages on Tuesday and Wednesday but - contrary to rumours of a post-Sony breach retaliation by the US government - the likely explanation looks more mundane.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, widely-recognised as the inventor of the World Wide Web, has claimed that the UK's electronic surveillance and oversight body GCHQ is trying to become more transparent on spying.
While there is now dissatisfaction with web security and calls, led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, for a Digital Bill of Rights in the UK, commentators do not believe it would be practical.
The growing impact of web exploits isn't just limited to the enterprise market and must be countered on an industry-scale, says Pedro Bustamante.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at data breach response, new concerns on EU privacy and claims that the internet is breaking 'under its own weight'.
Charles Sweeney asks, are your staff inadvertently leaving the back door open via an innocent lunch-time browse?
The Government's reaction to the 'Heartbleed' flaw has been criticised after the Mumsnet parenting site became the UK's first known victim of Heartbleed hackers.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has dismissed reports that it has been exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability to carry out internet surveillance.
As the latest major security bug prompts cyber-crime and phishing attacks, experts advise on changing passwords and what CISOs can do.
"I do hope the Home Office has properly thought-out contingency plans" says Professor Peter Sommer, data forensics specialist.
Is GCHQ sifting through everyone's UK Internet usage metadata?
Leading pen tester reveals his main security concerns for the next 12 months
Latest Edward Snowden revelations implicate Google in automated Internet tracking conspiracy
Google has launched a new version of its Chrome web browser which includes 50 security fixes. Chrome has more than 750 million active users worldwide and rivals Internet Explorer as the world's most popular web browser.
Following the death of internet activist Aaron Swartz over the weekend, Anonymous has attacked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and announced that it is targeting the US Department of Justice.