Researchers Tobias Engel and Karsten Nohl demonstrated serious vulnerabilities in the SS7 protocol for cellular service, putting the privacy of phone calls and users’ location data at risk for intercept.
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The Tor Project is warning that an unnamed attacker is planning to try to cripple the network by seizing directory authorities, the servers that help Tor clients find Tor relays in the network.
Google announced that it was making the source code for its End-to-End Chrome Extension available for review on GitHub. End-to-End encrypts and signs Gmail messages.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has sent a letter to employees warning them that, along with huge amounts of corporate and employee information, some personal health data belonging to SPE employees may also have been compromised in the attack that hit the company in late November.
Yik Yak, an application that allows users to share purportedly anonymous status updates with others near them, has fixed a critical privacy vulnerability in the iOS version of its app.
The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has authorized a 90-day extension to the Section 215 bulk telephone collection program used by the National Security Agency, giving the agency through the end of February to run the program in the absence of legislation establishing a new authority.
Researchers have found a way to generate GPG key collisions in just four seconds, and put out a call for GPG to harden its UX.
As expected, the Sony breach has apparently unearthed more than just unreleased movies: A slew of sensitive employee information is now making the rounds online.
Leaders at the Tor Project call for calm after an academic paper spells out how funded hackers could use NetFlow data from Cisco routers to de-anonymize Tor users.
The Internet Architecture Board, the body in charge of overseeing the structure of many of the Internet’s key standards, has recommended that encryption be the default traffic option for protocols.