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.
WhisperSystems releases new and improved version of TextSecure for Android; iOS version under development.
A new piece of ransomware known as BitCrypt is deploying a brand of encryption that is incredibly weak and easily broken.
Dennis Fisher talks with Bruce Schneier about the differences between bulk and targeted surveillance, the most concerning NSA revelations and making surveillance more expensive for intelligence agencies.
Researchers at Bromium Labs are expected to deliver a paper today that explains how they were able to bypass all of the memory protection mitigations in Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
The certificate-validation vulnerability that Apple patched in iOS yesterday also affected Mac OS X up to 10.9.1, the current version.
Apple on Friday quietly pushed out a security update to iOS that restores some certificate-validation checks that had apparently been missing from the operating system for an unspecified amount of time. Apple released iOS 7.06 on Friday and the only content in the update was a small security fix that the company said addressed a[...]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso preview next week’s RSA conference, discuss the sessions they’re looking forward to covering and what the fallout from the NSA controversy will be during the week.
Security researchers did a limited assessment of the iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp and discovered a number of issues around the way the app uses SSL.