Members of the bipartisan encryption working group released a year-end report concluding that encryption backdoor laws would do more harm than good.
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Google on Monday announced Project Wycheproof, a collection of unit tests designed to help check for weaknesses in cryptographic algorithms.
Hackers are mining Zcash cryptocurrency surreptitiously on PCs infected with cleverly named programs such as system.exe, taskmngr.exe and svchost.exe.
Ransomware still under development called Popcorn Time forces victims to either pay the ransom, or try to infect other machines in exchange for the decryption key.
A team of New York University students architected a permissioned blockchain system called Votebook that could be applied to secure electronic voting. Their solution was the winning entry of the Cybersecurity Case Study Competition sponsored by Kaspersky Lab and The Economist.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the latest Linux bug, Sony closing backdoors in cameras, and Google’s new open source fuzzer.
Two German researchers are calling into question the security afforded by AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization feature debuting in the chip maker’s upcoming Zen server chips.
Researchers have discovered that criminals behind the latest Cerber ransomware variant are leveraging Google redirects and Tor2Web proxies in a new and novel way to evade detection.
The San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency says it has contained a ransomware attack, but now it faces new unsubstantiated claims by attackers who say they have 30GB of the agency’s data.
Microsoft confirmed Feb. 14, 2017 is the cutoff date for SHA-1 support in its Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers.