For many years now, the browser has been the most dangerous piece of software on most users’ machines. Attackers love to target browsers and a remote code execution bug in a major browser is gold for them. The browser vendors have been making gradual changes to better protect users in recent years, and now Microsoft[…]
The Angler exploit kit is pushing yet another new variant of the TeslaCrypt and AlphaCrypt ransomware. It is similar to Cryptolocker but remains unnamed.
Datapp, a Windows program developed at the University of New Haven, sniffs out unencrypted mobile data sent over HTTP.
A researcher warns users of the extensible Z-Way controller project that a weakness built into the software could easily expose it to attacks.
Ed Felten, a professor at Princeton University and a well-respected voice on security and privacy issues, is joining the White House as the deputy CTO. In his new role, Felten will be working under Megan Smith, the CTO of the United States and a former Google vice president. Felten has been at Princeton in various[…]
The Tor Project is discontinuing its Tor Cloud Project in the face of mounting bugs and a lack of human and financial resources.
The MacKeeper OS X and iOS performance and security utility has been patched against a remote code execution zero day vulnerability.
Hackers are exploiting a remote code execution vulnerability in Elasticsearch, according to one researcher who published logs from a honeypot he built showing 8,000 attempts to exploit the bug.
The ruling last week by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that the NSA’s years-long bulk collection of phone metadata is illegal is a “clear signal” that courts are moving in the direction of striking down some mass surveillance programs, experts say. The decision, issued Thursday, is among the first major rulings to go against[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the end of the Patch Tuesday era for most Microsoft customers, the appeals court ruling on Section 215 metadata collection and Dennis’s idea for a security industry commission.