Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the OS X and iOS patches, the potential for the new cyber UL project run by Mudge, and the lawsuit against OPM after its data breach.
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The chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is asking some pointed questions of the FBI director about the bureau’s use of zero-day vulnerabilities, phishing attacks, spyware, and other controversial tools. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey asking for “more specific information about the FBI’s current use of[…]
A class-action lawsuit filed by a government employees’ union against the Office of Personnel Management as a result of the massive data breach at OPM that affects more than 18 million people alleges that not only did the agency know about vulnerabilities in its network long before the attack, but that the agency’s director and[…]
The Office of Personnel Management announced yesterday that it is temporarily suspending the system it uses to conduct government background checks.
UPDATE–One of the longstanding problems in security–and the software industry in general–is the lack of any universally acknowledged authority on quality and reliability. But the industry moved one step closer to making such a clearinghouse a reality this week when Peiter Zatko, a longtime researcher and hacker better known as Mudge in security circles, announced[…]
Authorities in six different countries worked together last week to take down a cybercrime ring which ultimately infected tens of thousands of computers with Zeus and SpyEye malware and made off with roughly $2.25 M dollars from banks in the process.
NIST officially has removed the controversial and compromised Dual_EC_DRBG from its list of recommended algorithms for generating random numbers.
Analysts at Recorded Future said they found stolen credentials from 47 government agencies on a number of paste sites.
Facebook has hired away the top security executive at Yahoo, Alex Stamos, to become the company’s new CSO. Stamos said Wednesday that he is joining Facebook because he believes the company is in the best position to address some of the large security challenges facing users and companies right now. “There is no company in[…]
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.