Today at Google I/O, the company announced a new system for Android that it hopes will urge developers to seek fewer excessive permissions for mobile applications.
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Researchers at Purdue University have developed a scheme that protects stolen passwords from offline cracking.
Experts point out that the proposed Wassenaar rules in the U.S. leave unanswered questions regarding exploit development and the use of commercial penetration testing tools.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced this week that hackers broke into one of its databases and made off with a variety of sensitive customer information.
The U.S. House voted 388-88 to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone call metadata business records.
Microsoft updates its cryptographic cipher suite prioritization in Windows with the addition of four suites that bring Perfect Forward Secrecy to the operating system.
Datapp, a Windows program developed at the University of New Haven, sniffs out unencrypted mobile data sent over HTTP.
The ruling last week by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that the NSA’s years-long bulk collection of phone metadata is illegal is a “clear signal” that courts are moving in the direction of striking down some mass surveillance programs, experts say. The decision, issued Thursday, is among the first major rulings to go against[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the end of the Patch Tuesday era for most Microsoft customers, the appeals court ruling on Section 215 metadata collection and Dennis’s idea for a security industry commission.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the Patriot Act does not authorize the bulk collection of phone records by the NSA. The ruling undermines the key foundation upon which the federal government’s phone metadata surveillance program is built, Section 215 of the Patriot Act. That program was the[…]