About a decade ago, many large software makers learned some very difficult lessons about software security and building security into their products from the start. Some are still learning. The FTC and a variety of security experts are hoping that today’s crop of start-ups will not have to go through that same painful process. The FTC[…]
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The iMessage system, like much of what Apple does, is mostly a black box. The company doesn’t talk much about how the system works, and although some security researchers found a couple years ago that Apple could read users’ encrypted messages if they so choose, law enforcement has had no luck in getting Apple to open[…]
After more than a year of legal wrangling, the federal government has agreed to hand over its policy on vulnerability use and disclosure. The government had said that the policy was classified and too sensitive to release, but relented late last week and sent the document to the EFF, albeit a heavily redacted version. Know as[…]
The Department of Justice has established a new policy that requires federal law enforcement agents–and state and local agencies working with the department–to obtain search warrants in order to use Stingray devices.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the potential US sanctions against China over cyberespionage, the browser vendors dumping RC4, the trouble at Mobile Pwn2Own and more security news of the week.
HP, a longtime sponsor of the Pwn2Own hacking contests, has decided it will not participate in November’s Mobile Pwn2Own event in Japan because of concerns over the country’s implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement rules.
The U.S. government is purportedly readying economic sanctions against China and is prepared to call out several Chinese companies and individuals for cyber espionage.
The National Science Foundation awarded $6 million in grants to fund projects working toward securing networked things.
A federal appeals court has sent back to a lower court an appeal in a lawsuit about the way companies are allowed to publicize information about National Security Letters they receive. The appeal consolidates three separate actions against the Attorney General that question whether the government’s restrictions on how companies can talk about NSLs violates the[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the quasi-interesting fallout from the Ashley Madison hack, the appeals court decision about the Wyndham data breaches, and Charlie Miller leaving Twitter.