Browsing Category: Government

DARPA Working on Provably Secure Embedded Software

DARPA is the birthplace of the network that eventually became today’s Internet, and the agency has spent the decades since it released that baby out into the world trying to find new ways defend it.  That task has grown ever more complex and difficult, and now DARPA is working on a new kind of software that[...]

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FBI to Open Up Malware Investigator Portal to External Researchers

SEATTLE–The FBI has developed an internal malware-analysis tool, somewhat akin to the systems used by antimalware companies, and plans to open the system up to external security researchers, academics and others. The system is known as Malware Investigator and is designed to allow FBI agents and other authorized law enforcement users to upload suspicious files.[...]

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Documents in Long-Running Yahoo FISC Challenge Case Published

Categories: Government, Privacy

During a long-running secret dispute between Yahoo and government officials over the constitutionality of orders from the federal government to turn over data belonging to Yahoo users, the company was facing fines of $250,000 for refusing to comply with the order. The revelation is contained in a cache of 1,500 pages of documents declassified by the[...]

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