Indiana University researchers developed a scanner called MassVet that finds malicious apps hiding in Android markets such as Google Play.
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DSL routers from a number of manufacturers contain hard-coded credentials that could allow a hacker to access the devices via telnet services and remotely control them.
A mobile application exploiting the so-called Certifi-gate vulnerability disclosed at Black Hat has been removed from the Google Play store.
While Congress is enjoying its annual summer recess, privacy advocates are worried that the White House’s recent endorsement of the controversial CISA bill–which has been criticized by DHS officials, among others–will push the information-sharing bill over the goal line. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is the latest incarnation of Congress’s decade-long effort to legislate some[…]
A SANS ISC report indicates a prominent cybercrime group has begun using the Neutrino Exploit Kit, but that hardly spells the end of the road for the notorious Angler EK.
Hosting provider Web.com said it was breached last week and hackers made off with payment card and personal data belonging to 93,000 customers.
Ride-sharing company Uber, which has already battled a database compromise and hackers selling stolen accounts this year, announced over the weekend that it will bulk up its security division.
Published reports say that AT&T was the National Security Agency’s primary telecommunications partner and facilitated much of its surveillance efforts around telephone and Internet traffic collection.
The number of information requests Twitter is receiving from the United States government is increasing steadily, having risen roughly 50 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last six months of 2014. In its latest transparency report, Twitter said that it received 2,436 information requests from the U.S. government from[…]
UPDATE–The list of politicians in Washington wringing their hands over the increasing use of encryption by consumers and businesses is growing longer by the day. Sen. Elizabeth Warren added her name to that list on Monday. Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch expressing concern about a new encrypted communications platform that[…]