Eight giant technology companies have formed an alliance called Reform Government Surveillance, calling for an end to bulk data collection of Internet activity.
Mozilla has released a major new version of Firefox, which includes fixes for more than a dozen security vulnerabilities as well as an important change that makes all Java plugins click-to-play be default. This feature prevents those plugins from running automatically on Web pages, which helps protect users against some Web-based attacks. The modification to[...]
Open WhisperSystems announced that its TextSecure protocol has been integrated into the CyanogenMod SMS app, bringing end-to-end encrypted text messaging to 10 million Android users.
Microsoft account holders will soon be able to monitor recent log-in activity, generate a recovery code, and better manage security notifications.
Microsoft’s takedown of the ZeroAccess botnet wasn’t a complete success. Experts point out that Microsoft targeted only the money-making aspects of the botnet, and that its communication protocol was untouched.