A small segment of the security research community has been spending a lot of time tearing apart the innards of various vehicles and looking at ways that the computers and local networks that reside in modern cars can be hacked. There has been some remarkable success on this front, and while auto makers haven’t paid[…]
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Verizon pays largest ever consumer privacy settlement to the FCC for depriving customers of information about Verizon’s marketing practices and their personal privacy right to opt-out.
A new watering hole attack is targeting the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries with a new reconnaissance malware tool called “Scanbox.”
NIST released Interagency Report 7966 this week, a guidance document for organizations using the Secure Shell network protocol for automated access.
Tor Executive Director Andrew Lewman told the BBC that intelligence agency insiders share bug information with Tor developers under their bosses’ noses.
Malware deployed against activists in Syria is increasing as the groups deploying these remote access tools become more sophisticated and utilize more complex tactics.
A research paper to be delivered next week at USENIX takes a deep look into the reconnaissance nation-states undergo in order to craft email-based attacks against non-governmental organizations.
Embedded device security emerged as front page news during the recently wrapped up Black Hat and DEF CON events.
LAS VEGAS–The takedown of the GameOver Zeus malware operation in June got more than its share of attention, but it was the concurrent demolition of the CryptoLocker ransomware infrastructure that may prove to have been the most important part of the operation. That outcome was the culmination of months of behind the scenes work by[…]
Dan Geer’s Black Hat 2014 keynote featured 10 proposals to address shortcomings in security, in the context of government surveillance and eroding privacy.