Yahoo has hired former Twitter and Rapid7 security executive Bob Lord as its new CISO, taking over for Alex Stamos, who this summer left Yahoo for Facebook.
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TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said someone purporting to be the hackers who attacked the U.K. telecom demanded a ransom to keep them from publishing the stolen data.
The NSA is moving away from Elliptic Curve Cryptography, and cryptographers aren’t buying their reasoning that advances in post quantum computing put ECC in jeopardy.
Google said it will move gmail.com to a policy of rejecting any messages that don’t pass the authentication checks spelled out in the DMARC specification.
Let’s Encrypt hit a milestone last night when it received the cross-signatures necessary to render its beta-and free-certificates trusted by all browsers.
Apple said it will remove 256 misbehaving apps from its App Store that were using private APIs to pull personal and device information.
A team of cryptography experts is confident they have the answer as to how the NSA and other intelligence agencies break individual encrypted connections.
New research into attacks against the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm lessen the cost and time to arrive at a practical collision.
An adware campaign called Kemoge not only aggressively serves ads to Android devices, but also can open a backdoor and install malicious components leading to remote takeover.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook talk about the week in news–the latest Gatekeeper bypass in OS X, Stagefright 2.0, that accidental Windows Update, and Apple’s privacy initiative.