The Office of Personnel Management announced yesterday that it is temporarily suspending the system it uses to conduct government background checks.
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NIST officially has removed the controversial and compromised Dual_EC_DRBG from its list of recommended algorithms for generating random numbers.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the Cisco default SSH keys, more details of the OPM data breach, the Adobe 0-day and why we never hear about bad APT groups, only the really good ones.
A proposed change to the way that registrars treat the private contact details for domain owners could make it easier for anyone to get information on people who use proxy services.
Facebook have added the ability for organizations to detect if their OS X system is being exploited by XARA with their framework osquery.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the brutal House Oversight Committee hearing on the OPM breach, the Navy soliciting zero days, the LastPass breach, and the Cardinals-Astros hacking story.
Major telecoms like AT&T and Verizon continue to lag behind in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual “Who Has Your Back” report.
In the two years since the details of the NSA’s deep penetration of the Internet infrastructure began to emerge, there has been a major movement afoot among Web companies to encrypt more and more of their resources and services. The latest large property to make this move is Reddit, which by the end of the[…]
A group of researchers claim that they found a handful of vulnerabilities in both Apple’s OS X and iOS, and cracked the Keychain service that the company uses for apps and sandboxes on OS X.
The attack on the Office of Personnel Management that was disclosed earlier this month began as early as December 2014 and likely was the end result of a social engineering attack that enabled the hackers to gain valid user credentials and move around OPM’s network. During a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday to address the[…]