One of Microsoft’s top security executives said the company has never been asked by the United States government to build a backdoor into any of its products, and if the company was asked, it would fight the order in the courts. Since the Edward Snowden revelations began last summer, there have been many stories insinuating[...]
Siemens released an update for two builds of its SIMATIC automation system this week, addressing a quintet of issues, four of which are remotely exploitable.
The developers of the TAILS operating system say that users can mitigate the severity of the critical vulnerability researchers discovered in the I2P software that’s bundled with TAILS with a couple of workarounds, but there is no patch for the bug yet. The vulnerability that affects TAILS is in the I2P anonymity network software that comes[...]
New ransomware has been dubbed Onion by researchers at Kaspersky Lab as its creators use command and control servers hidden in the Tor Network (a/k/a The Onion Router) to obscure their malicious activity.
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[...]