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DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge Finale Set For DEF CON 2016

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:56
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.

Google Data Shows Encryption Trending In the Right Direction

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:03
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 Releases End-to-End Encryption Extension

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 07:44
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.

NIST Seeks Public Comment on SHA-3 Crypto Algorithm

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:17
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking comments from the public on it's latest cryptographic hash function, SHA-3.

WordPress All-In-One SEO Pack Vulnerabilities Patched

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 14:09
A popular WordPress plugin could leave potentially millions of websites vulnerable if left unpatched.

GnuTLS Patches Critical Remote Code Execution Bug

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:56
Open source cryptographic library GnuTLS recently patched a remote code execution and denial of service vulnerability.

GameOver Zeus Takedown Shows Good Early Returns

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:27
The effect of the takedown of the GameOver Zeus botnet this week has been immediate and significant. Researchers who track the activity of the peer-to-peer botnet's activity say that the volume of packets being sent out by infected machines has dropped to almost zero.

Soraya Malware Packs Form Grabbing, Memory Scraping Functionality

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:36
Malware capable of infecting point-of-sale devices once was a novelty, but it’s quickly becoming more common. Researchers at Arbor Networks have unearthed a new strain of PoS malware called Soraya that can scrape memory and has the ability to intercept information sent from Web forms, a specialty of the Zeus malware family. Soraya also has […]

Heartbleed Exploitable Over Enterprise Wireless Networks

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:02
The Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability can be exploited over wireless networks, according to a researcher who released PoC code for attacks against wireless authentication programs hostapd and wpa_supplicant.

How I Got Here: Joe Grand

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:47
Dennis Fisher talks with Joe "Kingpin" Grand about his childhood taking apart early PCs and radios, his introduction to the BBS and early phreaking and hacking scene in Boston, his involvement with the L0pht, @stake and now his current life as an engineer running Grand Idea Studios.​

TrueCrypt Cryptanalysis to Include Crowdsourcing Aspect

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:09
Organizers of the TrueCrypt audit say they hope to crowdsource some of the cryptanalysis slated for phase two.

FBI, European Authorities Go After GameOver Zeus Botnet

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:53
UPDATE–Law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States, including Europol and the FBI, ran a coordinated takedown of the  GameOver Zeus botnet on Friday, seizing servers and disrupting the botnet’s operation. Authorities say that the same botnet has been used to distribute the CryptoLocker ransomware and they’re now looking for a 30-year-old Russian whom […]