WhatsApp and Telegram patched vulnerabilities in the last week that could have let an attacker take over a user’s account.
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JSON libraries using the JWE specification to create, sign and encrypt access tokens have been patched against an attack that allows for the recovery of a private key.
New file-sharing protocols and interfaces called Upspin have been released to open source. Built by Google, Upspin returns access control and data security to the user.
The United States is losing on the cyber-battlefield and face a bleak threat landscape, according to DHS chairman Michael McCaul. But, he says, there is still hope to turn things around.
More than 70 iOS apps are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks where TLS connections can be intercepted and sensitive data stolen.
Debian developers are recommending that the Cryptkeeper Linux encryption app be pulled from the distribution after a universal password was found.
Academics studying 283 Android VPN apps quantified a number of problems associated with native platform support for VPN clients through the BIND_VPN_SERVICE.
A Ponemon Institute report on ransomware revealed 48 percent of businesses surveyed paid a ransom in exchange for getting their data back.
A coalition of researchers and cryptographers are urging the Guardian to retract a story it published last week which suggested the encrypted messaging app WhatsApp contained a backdoor.
Encrypted email service ProtonMail announced early Thursday that it had added its own Tor hidden service.