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CANCUN–Things are getting real these days for executives, researchers, journalists and others involved in the security community. Targeted surveillance is a reality for many in the community, and researchers and activists are trying now to help them assess and address that threat to their privacy and security. Secure communications among researchers who know one another […]
Two popular industrial control system (ICS) researchers this week demonstrated how easily medical devices, including a Philips-branded machine that regularly interacts with x-ray machines and other hospital equipment, can be hacked.
Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part podcast with independent security researcher Chris Soghoian. In the first part of our podcast with independent security researcher Chris Soghoian, we talked about the way that the proliferation of “free” applications have forced consumers into the position of increasingly trading privacy for access to cool new Web sites and tools.
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.”
VIEW SLIDESHOW Scenes from SAS 2012At Kaspersky Lab’s Security Analyst Summit last week, over 100 researchers and law enforcement officials converged in Cancun, Mexico over the course of five days to network and discuss a veritable cornucopia of security topics. Topics such as privacy, SCADA and PLC security, tracking cybercriminals and the evolution of malware were discussed in depth.
Threatpost editor Paul Roberts talks with Adobe’s Senior Director of Product Security and Privacy, Brad Arkin on patch management, driving up the cost of exploits and the amount of manpower that goes into recovering from zero days.
Threatpost editor Dennis Fisher and Kaspersky Lab’s Costin Raiu discuss the timing of the Duqu attacks, how that may hint at the identities of its creator and what other mysteries about the worm remain.
CANCUN, MEXICO – A prominent privacy activist says that leading software vendors, and the U.S. government are failing the public when it comes to Internet privacy, and that big changes are needed to prevent consumers from criminals, advertisers and government spies.
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