A new strain of Android malware has emerged that masquerades as an Android security app but once installed, can steal text messages and intercept phone calls.
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Research into the behavior of Tor exit relays found that more than two dozen are malicious or misconfigured and could be snooping on traffic leaving the privacy network.
After months of public calls from privacy advocates and security experts, Verizon on Wednesday released its first transparency report, revealing that it received more than 164,000 subpoenas and between 1,000 and 2,000 National Security Letters in 2013. The report, which covers Verizon’s landline, Internet and wireless services, shows that the company also received 36,000 warrants,[…]
For the people expecting President Barack Obama to announce sweeping changes to the NSA’s surveillance programs, his speech on Friday likely was a major disappointment. Obama laid out some new controls and limits for some of the more controversial programs, specifically the phone metadata collection system, but much of the speech focused on why the[…]
While most malware campaigns are aimed at the masses, attackers often save their best stuff for high-value targets, as a recent campaign targeting American journalists and activists from the EFF shows.
President Obama announced reforms to the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program, but maintains it is vital and must continue.
Twitter has begun enforcing HTTPS connections between applications and its API.
Bug bounty programs, for the most part, have been the domain of large software vendors and Web companies such as Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, PayPal and Facebook. But some smaller companies are now getting involved, with the latest one to announce a bounty being Wickr, the maker of secure messaging apps for Android and iOS, and[…]
In a mostly friendly and non-confrontational hearing on Tuesday, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee spent a couple of hours talking to members of the White House-appointed NSA review board about the extent of the agency’s surveillance and the panel’s recommendations for reform
In the weeks and months leading up to 9/11, the National Security Agency had been working on a new information-gathering and analysis system known as THINTHREAD, a system that was built in-house and was meant to replace the uncountable number of stand-alone collection systems and attendant databases the agency had. Its architects believed it had[…]