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Mozilla Improves Malware Blocking in Firefox 31

Attackers have any number of methods for getting their malware onto users’ machines, but one of the easier and more effective ones is through drive-by downloads. Browser vendors have been adding defenses to mitigate this threat for some time, and the newest version of Mozilla Firefox includes an improved defense against malware downloaded through the[...]

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Research Shows Increase in Internet Filtering and Usage of FireChat App in Iraq

Researchers at Citizen Lab have taken a close look at the extent of Internet filtering in Iraq, as well as the security of a popular offline chat app used there, and found an increase in the number of services blocked by the government and identified serious privacy and security problems with the chat app. As tensions[...]

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Bugcrowd Releases Open Source Vulnerability Disclosure Framework

The problems that come from doing security research on modern Web applications and other software aren’t just challenging for researchers, but also for the companies on the receiving end of their advisories. Companies unaccustomed to dealing with researchers can find themselves in a difficult position, trying to figure out the clearest path forward. To help[...]

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