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[…]
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Attackers sitting on a network can intercept Swift keyboard updates from Samsung, inject code, and potentially take remote control of millions of Android mobile devices.
Amazon has released its first transparency report, and for a company as large as Amazon, there is surprisingly little in the way of detail or explanation in the report. The company reported that it received 813 subpoenas, 25 search warrants, and 0-249 national security requests. Of the 813 subpoenas Amazon received in the first five[…]
Snapchat has given its users the choice of enabling two-factor authentication in the latest version of the photo- and video-sharing app.
Apple is encouraging developers who create apps for iOS to begin moving their apps to an HTTPS-only model as soon as possible in an effort to thwart eavesdropping on insecure, plaintext HTTP connections. The move is yet one more sign that major Internet and technology companies are becoming ever more resistant to large-scale, passive surveillance[…]
Following the lead of many major Web services, the White House on Monday announced that it would move all of the federal government’s public sites and services to HTTPS-only. Tony Scott, the federal CIO, has issued a memorandum to all federal agencies and departments instructing them to move all of their publicly accessible Web sites[…]
Bug bounties and rewards programs provide researchers with a measure of income, and if the proposed Wassenaar rules are implemented in the U.S., that initiatives could be adversely impacted.
The OPM hack may indeed extend to security clearance data, in addition to personal information belonging to four million federal workers.
A new set of memos uncovered by Edward Snowden and shared with both the New York Times and ProPublica this week reveal how the Obama administration upped its search for hackers and expanded its warrantless surveillance program.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss Facebook’s moves toward encrypted notifications and SHA-2 usage, the audit of GitHub SSH keys and the awesome OpenSesame garage door hack from Samy Kamkar.