Though security researchers involved in uncovering the attack have remained mum on the attribution of Regin, privacy experts say that if one of the intelligence agencies is involved, there’s no legal basis for the operation.
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Kaspersky Lab researchers have learned that the Regin cyberespionage platform also targets GSM telecommunications networks.
The EFF and a long list of civil and privacy groups have sent a letter to NIST, emphasizing the need for the agency to create “a process for establishing secure and resilient encryption standards, free from back doors or other known vulnerabilities.”
Civil rights activists and hacker Claudio Guarnieri along with partners such as the EFF and Amnesty International released Detekt, open source security software targeting activists and oppressed people that scans Windows machines for dangerous spyware.
The U.S. Senate failed to pass the USA FREEDOM Act last night, but that should matter little to security and technology companies rolling out encryption everywhere.
Results from a survey by the Pew Research Center demonstrate that consumers’ attitudes about commercial and government data collection have shifted post-Snowden.
The Senate will vote on the USA Freedom Act, a bill aimed at limiting the NSA surveillance and spying dragnet, in this lame-duck session of Congress.
Researchers have published a paper that describes an Internet voting hack that alters PDF ballots in transmission.
Several automakers have agreed on a set of privacy principles that they say will govern the way that they handle personal information generated by vehicles, geolocation data and other sensitive information that is being produced by in-car computers and networks.
Tor said it wasn’t clear how or why the Tor Hidden Services were seized but that it was still trying to learn more in the wake of the digital sting.