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Dennis Fisher, Mike Mimoso and Brian Donohue discuss the news of the week from the RSA Conference.
SAN FRANCISCO–For years, Apple has enjoyed a pretty good reputation among users for the security of its products. That halo has been enhanced by the addition of new security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X recently, but one researcher said that all of those protections are simple to bypass and gaining persistence[…]
SAN FRANCISCO–The discussion about information sharing has been going on in the security community since before there was a security community, but the tone and shape of the conversation have changed recently thanks to an executive order from the Obama administration and the relentless drumbeat of attacks and data breaches. The benefits of sharing threat intelligence are[…]
SAN FRANCISCO–The more things change, the more they stay the same. Thirty years ago, Adi Shamir, one of the inventors of the RSA algorithm, was asked to do a keynote speech at a conference and spoke about his laws of computer security. They were a set of principles that he developed over the years relating[…]
SAN FRANCISCO–One of the downsides to being a software company with a huge customer base is that your products are going to be prime targets for attackers. But the flip side to that coin is that you’re going to gather a lot of data about vulnerabilities and attacks. Microsoft has been collecting that data for[…]
SAN FRANCISCO–Encryption is the hot new topic in security at the moment, as it has been any number of times in the last few decades. And, as in the past, the notions of key escrow, mandated legal access to encrypted systems and other ideas for helping governments defeat cryptosystems have followed right along with the latest crypto[…]
Dennis Fisher talks with Jeremiah Grossman of WhiteHat Security about his RSA Conference talk on the coming change in the security industry regarding guarantees, security insurance and how it will all affect customers.
Dennis Fisher talks with Brian Donohue in advance of Brian’s first visit to the RSA Conference this week. They discuss what to expect in terms of the content, the chaos and the suit-to-civilian ratio at the show.
Google engineers have spent the last several years moving many of the company’s online services to encrypted links. Gmail is HTTPS by default, and Google search is done over SSL for much of the world. Now the company is working to move its ad-serving and ad-buying platforms to HTTPS, as well. Google’s ad networks are pervasive[…]