The Black Hat security conference will kick off next week in Barcelona, with training sessions and briefings from some of the most talented security researchers in the industry. Facebook’s chief security officer, Max Kelly, is scheduled for a keynote presentation on Wednesday morning following two days of training sessions. Read the full article. [Computerworld]
Yahoo has announced it will follow in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook and begin warning users when it believes their accounts have been targeted by a state-sponsored actor.
Despite recently public concerns over the sunsetting of SHA-1, Google announced it will block new SHA-1 certs in Chrome as of Jan. 1, and all SHA-1 certs possibly by July 1, 2016.
Facebook is at odds with a security researcher over a number of Instagram vulnerabilities that allowed the researcher to access SSL and other private keys, as well as user and employee data.