Join thousands of people who receive the latest breaking cybersecurity news every day.
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part podcast with security researcher Chris Soghoian. It’s a truism that the pace of technological change outstrips society’s ability to grasp the impact of that change. For the most part, the consequences of this are benign and the remedies straight-forward –think: “mobile phones ringing in the movie theater.”
Dennis Fisher talks with Richard Boscovich of the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit about the operation to take down the Zeus botnet, how the company works with partners and law enforcement on these operations and the importance of getting the word out to consumers about the danger of botnets.
Wired’s ThreatLevel blog is digging into the story of technology companies pushing back against the government’s use of super-secret National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect information on “persons of interest” to the FBI earlier this year.
Hector Xavier Monsegur or “Sabu,” de facto ringleader of the notorious Anonymous Internet Collective, was not merely a talented hacker. He was also something of a Robin Hood of the East Side projects and a hard-partying nuisance to his neighbors, a report by the New Yok Times claims.
A Colorado District Court Ruling to force the suspect in a fraud case to surrender the encryption key to her laptop was deemed unnecessary after federal authorities managed to circumvent the device’s encryption, Ars Technica reports.
A recent report by the UK’s Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) shows that the Agency is full speed ahead with plans to use powerful data analytics tools to help find and prosecute everything from money laundering to illegal gambling to 419 scams.
Digital civil liberties organization, the Electric Frontier Foundation (EFF), appealed to the U.S. District Court of Colorado arguing that encrypted personal data is covered by the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self incrimination.
Congress stepped into the brewing controversy over a recently disclosed tracking feature in most versions of Apple’s popular iPhone. Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass) has written a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs asking for more information about the feature (PDF), suggesting that it may run afoul of the Federal Communications Act.
InfoSec Insider content is written by a trusted community of Threatpost cybersecurity subject matter experts. Each contribution has a goal of bringing a unique voice to important cybersecurity topics. Content strives to be of the highest quality, objective and non-commercial.
Sponsored Content is paid for by an advertiser. Sponsored content is written and edited by members of our sponsor community. This content creates an opportunity for a sponsor to provide insight and commentary from their point-of-view directly to the Threatpost audience. The Threatpost editorial team does not participate in the writing or editing of Sponsored Content.