The FBI has warned consumers about a rash of phony websites posing as government services.
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Less than a week after introducing the new opportunistic encryption feature in Firefox, Mozilla has had to disable it because of a security vulnerability in the browser’s implementation of the HTTP Alternative Services specification. The bug puts a kink in the new feature, which was designed to allow clients to connect securely to a server[…]
CipherShed and VeraCrypt developers stand ready to step in for TrueCrypt now that the cryptanalysis phase of the audit is complete and no backdoors were discovered.
Snapchat has released its first transparency report, covering a four-month period from November through February, and the data shows that the company didn’t receive any National Security Letters and got fewer than 400 total requests for data from the United States government. Snapchat, a California company that runs a popular chat and media-sharing service, said in the report[…]
Researchers have seen an uptick in Adobe Flash .SWF files being used to trigger malicious iFrames across websites.
IBM warns banks and corporate officers of a change to the dangerous Dyre banking Trojan that involves the phone scam used to bypass fraud detection, and a DDoS attack that distracts security teams away from big-money transfers.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about Google’s decision to drop Chinese CA CNNIC from Chrome’s trust store, the scope of the malvertising threat and Verizon’s super cookie use.
Google’s first Android Security Report puts some hard data behind the effectiveness of the security enhancements it has put into the OS.
A Russian security researcher discovered that he could delete any video on YouTube by sending a simple POST request in YouTube’s Creator Studio.
UPDATE–Google has taken the unusual step of completely removing trust from Chrome for the Chinese certificate authority CNNIC in the wake of an incident in which certificates issued by the CA were misused. Mozilla followed suit on Thursday, also removing CNNIC from its trust store. Google officials announced the severe decision on Wednesday, saying that[…]