Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the week in news, including how Amazon is backtracking on encryption when it comes to their devices, a new set of alleged passcode bypasses for iOS, and the new OS X ransomware KeRanger.
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The Justice Department took off the gloves in its latest volley against Apple and its refusal to comply with a court order to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone.
All Samsung laptop owners are being urged to update their Windows PCs immediately after the discovery of a vulnerability that can allow remote attackers to download files onto a targeted system and gain complete control over the laptop.
Libotr, the Off-the-Record secure messaging protocol, has been patched against overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution.
Amazon reversed course on a decision to remove device-level encryption from its Fire OS 5 tablets and said the feature will return this spring.
Apple’s head of software engineering cautions that the FBI wants to turn back the clock on iPhone security, while the San Bernardino DA says a cyber pathogen may be dormant on shooter Syed Farook’s phone.
Google has patched another critical Android vulnerability in Mediaserver, which has received a barrage of patches since the Stagefright flaw was discovered last summer.
Amazon’s decision to remove device encryption from its tablets has sparked a backlash with customers and raised concerns wtih privacy activists.
An amicus brief filed on behalf of well known past and present Apple hackers asks the government to vacate its order asking Apple to unlock a terrorist’s phone.
NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers spoke at RSA Conference about public-private cooperation and sharing, but failed to touch on the agency’s silence around the Apple-FBI debate.