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The RIG Exploit Kit is using malvertising to infect victims with Cryptowall ransomware, including one tiny New Hampshire town that proved backup is king when confronting ransomware.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab reported the first strain of Android ransomware that encrypts the contents of a device. The malware communicates either over Tor, or via HTTP and SMS.
ICS-CERT has issued an alert warning that a certain software that manages electronic highways signs contains a vulnerability that makes such signs susceptible to hacking.
Apple enthusiasts have been poring over the feature list for iOS 8, due out this fall, geeking out over the tighter integration among all iOS devices, the improved mail app and myriad other bells and whistles. But perhaps the most important change is a subtle one hidden beneath the covers that will help prevent much […]
Vodafone released its first transparency report today revealing that a small number of countries have a direct link to its network in order to collect data.
Several vulnerabilities have been patched in the Linux kernel that could have led to a denial of service or privilege escalation.
WordPress announced on Reset the Net day that it would encrypt all of its wordpress.com subdomains with SSL by the end of 2014.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the changes in the year since the first stories broke regarding Edward Snowden and the NSA and the new OpenSSL vulnerability.
A handful of apps purporting to specialize in virus detection and scanning were recently removed from both Google Play and Amazon after being deemed fake.
Microsoft said it will patch a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer in its June 2014 Patch Tuesday security updates.
Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith lays out five areas where the U.S. government needs to make positive strides in reforming surveillance.
Noted researcher Dan Farmer published a paper on the depth and breadth of IPMI vulnerabilities in server Baseboard Management Controllers, and the news isn't good.
Linksys router contains an authentication bypass vulnerability that could give an attacker full administrative privileges on affected devices.
There is a new, remotely exploitable vulnerability in OpenSSL that could enable an attacker to intercept and decrypt traffic between vulnerable clients and servers.
A SCADA vulnerability could trigger a denial of service condition and go on to compromise the software’s communication connections, resulting in system instability is left unpatched.
DARPA announced that the finale of the Cyber Grand Challenge will be held during DEF CON 2016. More than 30 teams have signed up to build the best automated network defense system.
The past year has seen a tremendous amount of change and turbulence in the security and privacy communities, much of it related to the NSA surveillance revelations. One of the things that has come out of all of the discussions and debates is a greater focus on the importance of encryption, especially encrypting email and […]
Google has released an early version of a Chrome extension that provides end-to-end encryption for data leaving the browser. The extension will allow users to encrypt emails from their webmail accounts.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking comments from the public on it's latest cryptographic hash function, SHA-3.
A popular WordPress plugin could leave potentially millions of websites vulnerable if left unpatched.