The developers of the TAILS operating system are poised to release a new version of the software–which is designed to preserve privacy and anonymity–and it includes several security fixes. However, there are several other security issues that aren’t patched in the new release, vulnerabilities identified by researchers at Exodus Intelligence, who have not disclosed the bugs[...]
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Online tracking has been a thorny problem for years, and as Web security companies, browser vendors and users have become more aware of the problem and smarter about how to defend themselves, ad companies and trackers have responded in kind. The advent of social networks has made it far easier for tracking companies to monitor user behavior across[...]
There are a number of undocumented and hidden features and services in Apple iOS that can be used to bypass the backup encryption on iOS devices and remove large amounts of users’ personal data.
Apple quietly began encrypting virtually all of the email flowing in and out of its servers for its iCloud.com, mac.com and me.com domains, a move that throws up an important roadblock for attackers and others attempting to snoop on those transmissions.
Google is focusing some of the sharpest minds it has on a new security initiative known as Project Zero that will dig into the critical software that the Internet and its users depend upon and find new vulnerabilities.
A group of outside experts found that the process that led to the inclusion of the weakened Dual EC_DRBG random number generator in a NIST standard was flawed and there were several failures along the way that led to its approval. The committee also recommended that the National Institute of Standards and Technology increase the number of[...]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other NGOs have published a guide with advice on secure communication, DDoS and malware mitigation and more for activists, journalists and others targeted for surveillance.
The Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice have denied a report based on leaked documents from Edward Snowden that United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies conduct surveillance of Americans based on their ethnicity, religious affiliation or political stances.
The second transparency report from Verizon claims the company received nearly 150,000 total orders in the first half of 2014.
The EFF filed a FOIA lawsuit against the NSA and ODNI looking for more information on the government’s use and disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities.