Researchers published a video this week demonstrating that Samsung’s latest entry in the smartphone arena, the Galaxy S5, is vulnerable to a hack that as crude as may seem involves lifting and copying fingerprints to trick the phone’s sensor.
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A Federal court struck down Lavabit’s appeal today, affirming contempt sanctions against the now-shuttered secure email provider that was forced to release SSL keys to the FBI.
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp was approved by the Federal Trade Commission late last week, but not without a stern privacy-related warning from the agency.
Bruce Schneier said during his Source Boston keynote that history will not look kindly on society’s tradeoff of privacy for convenience in the age of surveillance.
A team of Princeton computer scientists published a paper that explains how an attacker or intelligence agency could passively sniff traffic and learn a connect a user’s web traffic to their identity via leaked data in cookies.
Google has made a subtle change to the admin console in its Chrome browser, which is used in enterprise environments to help set policies for employee use, which will allow administrators to force users to browse in ephemeral mode.
Sell Hack’s controversial browser plug-in no longer works on LinkedIn pages and all publicly processed data the plug-in collected has been deleted.
The NSA searches the data it collects incidentally on Americans, including phone calls and emails, during the course of terrorism investigations.
Academics are expected to release a study this week that demonstrates how the NSA used a second cryptographic tool in RSA BSafe crypto libraries called Extended Random to facilitate its spying efforts.
The makers of Fandango and Credit Karma have settled with the Federal Trade Commission after the commission charged that they deliberately misrepresented the security of their apps and failed to validate SSL certificates.