A large group of security companies have formed a coalition to oppose the proposed rules from the Department of Commerce that would regulate the export of so-called intrusion software, a broad term that researchers and legal experts are concerned would limit security research and development. The rules proposed by the department’s Bureau of Industry and Security in[…]
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In its latest transparency report, CloudFlare says that the number of subpoenas it has received has remained steady since last year, but the volume of court orders has more than doubled since the second half of last year. While much of the data from CloudFlare’s report for the first half of 2015 closely mirrors the[…]
Hacking Team promised to rebuild its controversial surveillance software while two more Adobe Flash Player zero day vulnerabilities were uncovered.
Security researchers and software vendors have spent decades trying to work out the process of vulnerability disclosure, with limited success. Now the federal government is joining the fray in hopes of getting the two sides to play nice. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a unit of the Department of Commerce, is launching what it[…]
UPDATE–The ever-expanding data breach at the Office of Personnel Management has now spread to include the Social Security numbers and other personal data of a total of 21.5 million people, and the toll also now includes the agency’s director, Katherine Archuleta, who resigned Friday morning. Archuleta had been under an increasing amount of pressure ever[…]
FBI director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate committee on how encryption is hampering law enforcement and national security efforts.
Hacking Team officials said they have no plans to cease operations, even as they’re asking customers to stop using their surveillance products for the time being.
A prominent member of the EU parliament, who has been outspoken on security and privacy issues, on Tuesday submitted a written list of questions to the European Commission about the actions of Hacking Team and whether the company had violated EU sanctions regarding sales to specific countries. Marietje Schaake, a Dutch member of the European[…]
Thirteen cryptography leaders and pioneers published a paper warning of the economic and social pitfalls associated with the government’s desire for “exceptional access” to cryptographic keys.
Grant Wilcox, an ethical hacking degree candidate at the University of Northumbria in the U.K., said the Wassenaar Arrangement rules were one reason he decided not to publish exploits he developed for his dissertation.