The House of Representatives yesterday passed an amendment that reins in NSA surveillance by cutting Department of Defense funds.
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Incentivized by a minimal amount of cash, computer users who took part in a study were willing to agree to download an executable file to their machines without questioning the potential consequences.
Although the developers behind the TrueCrypt encryption software have given up the ghost and decided to no longer maintain the application, interest in the project has never been higher. But, one of the developers says that a nascent effort to fork TrueCrypt is unlikely to succeed. Matthew Green, a cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins[…]
AT&T has notified some of its mobile customers that employees of one of its contractors accessed some customer information, including birth dates and Social Security numbers, in an effort to generate codes that could be used to unlock devices. The company did not specify how many customers were affected by the breach, and it doesn’t appear[…]
Microsoft doubles down on claims it does not scan user files or monitor user communication in order to target advertisements to its customer.
Facebook announced it will soon be rolling out a new feature to give its users more control when it comes to the types of advertisements they see on the site.
There’s a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability in a variety of Cisco security appliances that enables a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user. The vulnerability affects the Cisco Email Security Appliance, the Cisco Web Security Appliance and the Content Security Management Appliance. Cisco has released updated software to fix[…]
Apple enthusiasts have been poring over the feature list for iOS 8, due out this fall, geeking out over the tighter integration among all iOS devices, the improved mail app and myriad other bells and whistles. But perhaps the most important change is a subtle one hidden beneath the covers that will help prevent much[…]
Vodafone released its first transparency report today revealing that a small number of countries have a direct link to its network in order to collect data.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the changes in the year since the first stories broke regarding Edward Snowden and the NSA and the new OpenSSL vulnerability.