FBI director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate committee on how encryption is hampering law enforcement and national security efforts.
Dennis Fisher talks with Wendy Nather about her new role as the research director at R-CISC, the challenges of getting companies to share threat intelligence, how smaller retails can deal with breaches and threats, and how the government can play a role in information sharing.
Three exploit kits–Angler, Nuclear Pack and Neutrino–have already weaponized the Adobe Flash Player zero day found among the data stolen from Hacking Team.
Hacking Team officials said they have no plans to cease operations, even as they’re asking customers to stop using their surveillance products for the time being.
Adobe is expected tomorrow to patch a Flash zero day vulnerability uncovered among the data stolen in the Hacking Team breach.
The Gunpoder Android malware has co-opted a Nintendo NES game emulator and hides inside the Airpush ad library, researchers at Palo Alto Networks said.
A prominent member of the EU parliament, who has been outspoken on security and privacy issues, on Tuesday submitted a written list of questions to the European Commission about the actions of Hacking Team and whether the company had violated EU sanctions regarding sales to specific countries. Marietje Schaake, a Dutch member of the European[…]
Developers at Node.js over the weekend released a critical update to the runtime environment that addresses a bug that could be used to cause denial of service attacks.
Thirteen cryptography leaders and pioneers published a paper warning of the economic and social pitfalls associated with the government’s desire for “exceptional access” to cryptographic keys.
More than 36 hours after the huge cache of data from Hacking Team’s corporate network was dumped online, researchers are continuing to find surprising bits and pieces in the documents. Among them is evidence that the company had an enterprise developer certificate from Apple, allowing it to develop internal apps, but could not get its[…]