Major telecoms like AT&T and Verizon continue to lag behind in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual “Who Has Your Back” report.
In the two years since the details of the NSA’s deep penetration of the Internet infrastructure began to emerge, there has been a major movement afoot among Web companies to encrypt more and more of their resources and services. The latest large property to make this move is Reddit, which by the end of the[…]
Drupal has patched several vulnerabilities in versions 6 and 7 of the content-management system, including a critical bug that enables an attacker to hijack administrators’ accounts and take arbitrary actions on target sites. That vulnerability lies in the OpenID module in Drupal that enables users to authenticate themselves using the OpenID protocol. The protocol is based[…]
Google’s decision to limit its Android Security Rewards program to Nexus devices could have security consequences for non-Nexus device users.
A group of researchers claim that they found a handful of vulnerabilities in both Apple’s OS X and iOS, and cracked the Keychain service that the company uses for apps and sandboxes on OS X.
LinkedIn today announced that since October it has been running a private bug bounty, and to date has patched 65 bugs and paid out $65,000 in rewards.
The attack on the Office of Personnel Management that was disclosed earlier this month began as early as December 2014 and likely was the end result of a social engineering attack that enabled the hackers to gain valid user credentials and move around OPM’s network. During a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday to address the[…]
A week after disclosing a cross-site request forgery vulnerability in small wind turbines manufactured by a company called XZERES, a security researcher has discovered a serious bug in the human-machine interface for turbines made by German company RLE International GmbH. Researcher Maxim Rupp discovered the vulnerability in the Nova-Wind Turbine HMI and reported it to the vendor.[…]
Attackers sitting on a network can intercept Swift keyboard updates from Samsung, inject code, and potentially take remote control of millions of Android mobile devices.
In one of the more bizarre alleged hacking stories to emerge recently, federal authorities are investigating whether employees of the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into systems belonging to the Houston Astros and got access to internal team conversations about players, trades, scouting reports, and other sensitive information. The alleged attack against the Astros’ network is the focus[…]