Verizon announced Tuesday it will soon begin using QR codes to allow users to log in to sites and programs in its Universal Identity Services portfolio.
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Researchers have discovered a weakness in Android that is likely present in other leading operating systems that can be abused and lead to information leakage.
Mozilla is set to add a feature to its mobile Firefox OS that will give users the ability to revoke any application’s permissions on a granular basis. Firefox OS is the open source operating system that Mozilla built for smartphones. The software runs on a variety of devices from manufacturers such as Alcatel, ZTE and[...]
Tor Executive Director Andrew Lewman told the BBC that intelligence agency insiders share bug information with Tor developers under their bosses’ noses.
Amazon Web Services announced that it has turned on Perfect Forward Secrecy and other SSL improvements for its CloudFront content delivery platform.
Vulnerabilities in the secure Blackphone reported during DEF CON require unusual circumstances to exploit.
Embedded device security emerged as front page news during the recently wrapped up Black Hat and DEF CON events.
Dan Geer’s Black Hat 2014 keynote featured 10 proposals to address shortcomings in security, in the context of government surveillance and eroding privacy.
In this special edition of the Digital Underground Podcast, Dennis Fisher interviews fellow Threatpost editor Mike Mimoso and also Threatpost reporter Brian Donohue about the Black Hat security conference, which begins this week in Las Vegas. Topics of discussion include Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller hacking automobiles, Jeff Forristal’s briefing on what promises to be a devastating Android vulnerability, why it’s dumb to host Black Hat in Las Vegas in the dead of summer, and more.
It was an absurd scene. Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA and a four-star general in the Army, stood alone on the stage, squinting through the floodlights as members of the standing-room-only crowd shouted insults and accusations. Armed men in dark suits roamed the area in front of the stage, eyeing the restless crowd.[...]