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Equifax income falls on data breach expenses

Equifax on Thursday reported a lower third-quarter profit as costs from the credit reporting bureau's recently disclosed data breach that exposed deeply sensitive information on 145.5 million people began to mount.<p>Net income attributable to Equifax fell to $96.3m (£73m), or 79 cents per diluted …

Equifax

Breach at Equifax May Impact 143M Americans

<b>Equifax</b>, one of the “big-three” U.S. credit bureaus, said today a data breach at the company may have affected 143 million Americans, jeopardizing …

Identity Theft

Mystery Hackers Blow Up Secret NSA Hacking Tools in ‘Final F--k You’

A gang of elite hackers, believed by many to be Russian, say they’re quitting—just as Donald Trump gets ready to enter the Oval Office.<p>A mysterious …

WhatsApp design feature means some encrypted messages could be read by third party

A design feature that could potentially allow some encrypted messages to reach unintended recipients is present within the WhatsApp messaging service.<p>Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which has about one billion users, has not made it widely known that there is an aspect of WhatsApp that results in some …

Privacy

Russian hackers leak health data from Olympic athletes

A Russian hacker group known as "Fancy Bears" has accessed and leaked medical files from some of the most popular Olympic athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed. Venus and Serena Williams, as well as gymnast Simone Biles, were among the targets. The attack isn't all that …

Hackers can use a single photo to remotely takeover your Android smartphone

A single image can let hackers take over your Android smartphone using ExifInterface flaw<p>Imagine you received an image on you Facebook Messenger. You …

Information Security

MSFT quicker to patch DRM than security vulnerabilities

Bruce Schneier points out that Microsoft has re-classified "security patch" to include patches to Windows DRM. This is a big problem -- best practice …

Crypto Lions and Tigers and Bears … Oh My! – The Salty Hash

In which the author adventures through the wilderness of cryptography libraries<p>I recently had occasion to plumb the depths of the OpenSSH, OpenSSL, …

Heartbleed Bug

The Week’s Security News You Shouldn’t Miss – The Salty Hash

Notable vulnerabilities, cool toys, government drama and more<p><i>A quick read of the week’s most interesting news at the intersection of encryption,</i> …

Bitcoin exchanges can’t stop getting hacked, no matter what security system they use

The history of bitcoin is littered with spectacular digital heists. The $65 million heist at the Bitfinex exchange on Aug. 2 is just the latest in a series of virtual robberies. One thing that sets this episode apart is the fact that the exchange had come under regulatory scrutiny before, and …

Bitcoin