A coordinated operation between international police and private technology companies shuts down the Simda botnet.
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The Great Firewall’s offensive counterpart, the Great Cannon, which inject malicious scripts to reroute traffic, is responsible for recent massive DDoS attacks targeting Github and GreatFire.org.
U.S. and European law enforcement combined resources to take down the Beebone, or AAEH, botnet.
A broad group of civil-rights, technology and political groups from across the spectrum has developed a new initiative to advocate for the repeal of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the part that provides the authority for the bulk collection of phone metadata and other information. The new group is calling itself Fight215.org and[…]
New Obama Administration Executive Order declares a cyber-national emergency and research advocates worry that sanctions could chill security research work.
The FBI has warned consumers about a rash of phony websites posing as government services.
Snapchat has released its first transparency report, covering a four-month period from November through February, and the data shows that the company didn’t receive any National Security Letters and got fewer than 400 total requests for data from the United States government. Snapchat, a California company that runs a popular chat and media-sharing service, said in the report[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about Google’s decision to drop Chinese CA CNNIC from Chrome’s trust store, the scope of the malvertising threat and Verizon’s super cookie use.
UPDATE–Google has taken the unusual step of completely removing trust from Chrome for the Chinese certificate authority CNNIC in the wake of an incident in which certificates issued by the CA were misused. Mozilla followed suit on Thursday, also removing CNNIC from its trust store. Google officials announced the severe decision on Wednesday, saying that[…]
Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans have done little or nothing to change their online behaviors nearly two years after the first NSA spying revelations emerged.