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How to Protect Yourself from the NSA If You Use 1024-bit DH Encryption

In a post on Wednesday, researchers Alex Halderman and Nadia Heninger presented compelling research suggesting that the NSA has developed the …

Malicious adware's latest trick is replacing your whole browser

On Friday, infosec celebrity Swift on Security pointed out a new piece of adware called the "eFast Browser." It does the kind of malicious crap that we've all seen quite often over the years: throwing pop-up and pop-under ads on your screen, putting other ads into your web pages, pushing you toward …

Spotify CEO Apologizes Following Privacy Policy Furor

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has apologized for the popular streaming service’s confusing, intrusive Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy that would …

Security News This Week: United Airlines Can't Catch a Break

This week, security researchers showed that anything from air-gapped computers to semis to some OnStar-equipped GM cars can be hacked. In fact, …

Spam has fallen to a 10-year low and is unlikely to make a comeback

There are fewer Nigerian princes on the internet today spamming you in their quest to offload large sums of money out of their country.<p>For the first time in a decade email spam now makes up less than half of all emails, falling to 49.7% in June, according to security company Symantec. Overall, …

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Former national security officials: The fear over ubiquitous data encryption is overblown

In the wake of global controversy over government surveillance, a number of U.S. technology companies have developed and are offering their users what we call ubiquitous encryption — that is, end-to-end encryption of data with only the sender and intended recipient possessing decryption keys. With …

How the way you type can shatter anonymity—even on Tor

Researchers perfect technique that profiles people based on unique keystroke traits.<p>Security researchers have refined a long-theoretical profiling …

Privacy

Car Hacking Shifts Into High Gear

Researchers now have proven you can hack a car remotely, and at Black Hat USA will share most -- but not all -- of the details on how they did it.<p>If …

Is Cybersecurity the New Due Diligence?

For private equity investors, cybersecurity is quickly becoming a significant part of the portfolio company acquisition process.<p>Not only must firms …

It’s disturbingly easy to become a hacker millionaire

That's what Ziv Mador, VP of security from information-security company Trustwave, showed me. He gave me an exclusive look into his research about the criminal underbelly of the internet. And it turns out hackers stand to rake in quite a bit of money if they know how to operate and where to turn.<p>In …

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United Airlines awarded hackers millions of frequent flier miles for uncovering gaps in the company's cybersecurity

United confirmed with Reuters that it has paid out two awards worth 1 million miles each, worth dozens of free domestic flights on the airline. United did not confirm tweets from individuals who say they have been paid smaller awards as well.<p>The Chicago-based carrier has hoped to trailblaze in the …

United Airlines

Darkode cybercrime forum seized as police arrest 28 members

In a coordinated takedown, law enforcement agents around the world have teamed up to shut down the well-known cybercrime forum Darkode, pursuing 70 of its members and associates resulting in 28 arrests so far. In the US, the Department of Justice and the FBI have announced criminal charges against …

UK minister: Cyber-security a 'priority' for government, but no ban on encryption

UK minister Ed Vaizey has dismissed media reports that the Conservative government plans to ban encryption, whilst also promising that cyber-security …

Trustwave Announces Internet Of Things Services To Help Manufacturers And Businesses Strengthen Security

<i>New Managed Services Bring Cyber Security to Address Rapidly Expanding Attack Surface Created by Internet of Things Phenomenon</i><p>Trustwave recently …

Cyber-security's dirty little secret: It's not as bad as you think

New research from the Global Commission on Internet Governance has reached a surprising conclusion: cyberspace is actually getting safer.<p>The report …