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Google is expanding its successful Pwnium vulnerability reward program–which has run at various security conferences for a couple of years now–to run continuously and offer an unlimited pool of financial rewards. Pwnium originally was established as an alternative to the Pwn2Own hacking contest at CanSecWest every spring. The Pwn2Own contest has been the origin of […]
Advanced attacks against industrial control systems are intelligence gathering operations in order to learn the inner workings of ICS infrastructure to facilitate sabotage.
The NSA has a new director, a slew of new challenges and any number of new capabilities at its disposal. But it seems that the agency is intent on fighting the same old battles. Even as fresh revelations about the extent of the NSA’s efforts to get access to encryption keys for mobile communications continue to […]
Cloudflare has deployed a new level of encryption on its service that hardens and speeds up users' experience, especially when accessing domains via mobile browsers.
Google is now warning users of its Chrome browser about questionable downloads before they even browse to the site peddling the malware.
Gemalto officials say that while they are still in the process of investigating whether the company was compromised by the NSA and GCHQ to access the encryption keys for its SIM cards, they say they believe their products and platforms are secure. In a statement issued Monday, Gemalto officials said they are still trying to […]
At last week's Security Analyst Summit Kris McConkey, part of PricewaterhouseCoopers' UK Cyber Threat Operations team, discusses OpSec failures: How attackers are still humans and make mistakes like sometimes using personal email addresses and real names in their campaigns.
Another shady piece of adware called PrivDog has been unearthed with a similar Superfish-type vulnerability that breaks SSL connections.
NSA director Mike Rogers spoke about creating legal frameworks for crypto-subversion and law enforcement intelligence gathering at Cybersecurity for a New America.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss their takeaways from the SAS 2015 conference, including the Equation Group APT analysis, hacking car washes, indexing the dark web and hacking home appliances.
Komodia.com, home of the SSL module at the heart of the Superfish scandal, is offline because of a DDoS attack.
Security experts are still trying to assess the effects of the reported attack on SIM card manufacturer that resulted in the theft of millions of encryption keys for mobile phones around the world, but it’s safe to say that the operation has caused reverberations throughout the industry and governments in several countries. The attack, reported […]
In this video from last week's Security Analyst Summit, HackerOne's Katie Moussouris explains the main thing companies that want to start a bounty program or vulnerability incentive program need to know: There is no one size fits all.
Trey Ford from Project Sonar describes the group's initiative at Kaspersky's Security Analyst Summit. The Rapid 7 service scans public-facing networks for apps, software, and hardware, then analyzes that cache of information to gain insight to trends and common vulnerabilities.
Dennis Fisher talks with Costin Raiu of the Kaspersky Lab GReAT team about the researcher behind the Equation Group campaign, the group's capabilities and why they seem to have gone dark now.
Researcher Rob Graham has cracked the certificate password for Superfish adware pre-installed on Lenovo laptops.
The organizers of the TrueCrypt audit expect the cryptanalysis of the open source encryption software to begin shortly; phase two will be handled by NCC Group's Cryptography Services practice.
Looking in one of the more obscure corners of the web, Billy Rios discovered how to hack automated car wash equipment.
In a talk Monday Christofer Hoff stressed that in security and martial arts alike, it's hard to be a skilled defender if you don't understand how your adversaries pull off the attacks.
Attackers have long used distributed denial of service attacks to knock domain-name servers offline but over the last several months malware creators have taken to using DNS requests to tunnel stolen data.