There’s a serious security flaw in some of Cisco’s wireless routers that could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of the router. The bug is in a number of the Cisco small business routers, as well as a wireless VPN firewall. Cisco has released patches to fix the vulnerability in its Wireless-N VPN[...]
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Google has fixed 19 security flaws in its Chrome browser, including more than a dozen high-risk bugs. The company paid out $3,500 in rewards to security researchers who reported flaws. Two of the high-risk vulnerabilities fixed in Chrome 33 are use-after-free flaws, one in SVG images and the other in speech recognition. There’s also a[...]
SAN FRANCISCO–The security of data being transmitted over the Web relies on a large number of moving parts, from the integrity of the machine sending the data, to the security of the browser, to the implementation of encryption, to the fragility of the certificate authority system. Experts have been spending the best part of the[...]
SAN FRANCISCO–The Lavabit case, which saw the secure email provider’s owner shut the company down after being forced to hand over to the government the encryption key that protected his users’ data, may seem like an extreme reaction to a unique situation. But, experts say it’s likely that there will be similar situations in the[...]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso run down the news from day two of the RSA Conference, including the new FBI director’s speech and preview Trusty Con.
Starting a threat modeling system can seem daunting, but the good news is that there’s no one right way to do it, just the right way for a given organization.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the happenings on day one of the RSA Conference, including Art Coviello’s keynote and what makes the NSA mad.
After reading through stacks and stacks of Snowden documents, Schneier says that yes, the NSA is extremely capable and full of smart people but “they are not made of magic”.
A panel of some of the biggest names in cryptography said more conservatism and caution in the development and deployment of encryption is warranted.
Despite all of the revelations and accusations and recriminations in the security industry in the last year, Microsoft CSO Scott Charney said he is still optimistic about the industry’s ability to defend users.