Yahoo’s latest transparency report, published today, reflects a spike in government and law enforcement requests for user data following the Paris terrorist attacks of Nov. 13.
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Update: The FBI has filed a motion to vacate today’s scheduled court hearing and showdown over its demands that Apple help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone.
Investigators continue to focus on attack attribution, but Kaspersky researchers speaking at CanSecWest 2016 caution that attackers are manipulating data used to tie attacks to perpetrators.
Apple’s latest court filing in its ongoing legal tussle with the FBI challenges the constitutionality of the government’s demands that Apple help unlock Syed Farook’s phone.
A New York Times report posits that the popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp may be the next technology company to find itself in the crosshairs of the Department of Justice and its war on crypto.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the week in news, including how Amazon is backtracking on encryption when it comes to their devices, a new set of alleged passcode bypasses for iOS, and the new OS X ransomware KeRanger.
The Justice Department took off the gloves in its latest volley against Apple and its refusal to comply with a court order to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone.
Amazon reversed course on a decision to remove device-level encryption from its Fire OS 5 tablets and said the feature will return this spring.
Apple’s head of software engineering cautions that the FBI wants to turn back the clock on iPhone security, while the San Bernardino DA says a cyber pathogen may be dormant on shooter Syed Farook’s phone.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook recap RSA 2016, the pervasiveness of the FBI vs. Apple debate, OpenSSL two years after Heartbleed, and why hacking back is always a bad idea.