Apple has released new versions of iOS and OS X, both of which include a significant number of security patches, several for bugs that can lead to remote code execution and other serious issues. Version 8.4 of iOS contains fixes for more than 30 security vulnerabilities, including bugs in the iOS kernel, WebKit, and CoreText.[…]
Cisco announced today its intent to acquire big data security company OpenDNS for $635 million in cash.
The Office of Personnel Management announced yesterday that it is temporarily suspending the system it uses to conduct government background checks.
Amazon’s home grown TLS implementation called s2n (signal to noise) was released to open source. s2n is a mere 6,000 lines of code and will be integrated into a number of Amazon Web Services.
UPDATE–One of the longstanding problems in security–and the software industry in general–is the lack of any universally acknowledged authority on quality and reliability. But the industry moved one step closer to making such a clearinghouse a reality this week when Peiter Zatko, a longtime researcher and hacker better known as Mudge in security circles, announced[…]