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IE to Block Older ActiveX Controls, Starting with Java

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:55
Microsoft announced that it will block older ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer, starting with Java.

Podcast: Black Hat News Wrap

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:42
Dennis Fisher, Mike Mimoso and Brian Donohue discuss the news from day one of Black Hat, including the Dan Geer keynote, attacks on mobile broadband modems and carriers’ control of mobile phones. Download: Black-Hat-Day-One-Podcast.mp3 Music by Chris Gonsalves  

Connected Medical Devices Simultaneously Increase Risk and Safety

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:24
LAS VEGAS - It's widely known that embedded medical devices are hackable in dangerous ways, but the true risks to medical device are less well known.

Expert Warns of Chip-and-PIN Pitfalls

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:07
Cambridge University researcher Ross Anderson urged experts to take heed of weaknesses in chip-and-PIN payment cards as the inevitable switchover looms in the U.S.

Yahoo to Release End-to-End Encryption for Email Users

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:00
LAS VEGAS–Yahoo plans to enable end-to-end encryption for all of its Mail users next year. The company is working with Google on the project and the encryption will be mostly transparent for users, making it as simple as possible to use. Alex Stamos, CISO at Yahoo, said that the project has been a priority since […]

Behind the CryptoLocker Disruption

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:55
LAS VEGAS–The takedown of the GameOver Zeus malware operation in June got more than its share of attention, but it was the concurrent demolition of the CryptoLocker ransomware infrastructure that may prove to have been the most important part of the operation. That outcome was the culmination of months of behind the scenes work by […]

Podcast: Wendy Nather on the Black Hat Buzz

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:54
Dennis Fisher talks with Wendy Nather of 451 Research about the happenings on day one of Black Hat, the possibility of the US government disrupting the vulnerability market and software liability.​

Epic Operation Kicks Off Multistage Turla APT Campaign

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:00
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have cracked the means by which the Turla APT campaign compromises its victims, using a precursor called Epic.

Legal Divide Between Security Research and Cybercrime Remains Murky

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:00
The line between criminal hacking and well-meaning security research is a thin, hazy one according to a panel discussion at Black Hat.