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Those in control of the Asprox botnet are hiding their malware in emails purporting to come from the USPS.
Google took steps toward compliance with a European privacy ruling that allows individuals to request their names be removed from search results.
Apache recently patched denial of service and information disclosure vulnerabilities in its Tomcat web server.
Monsanto has disclosed a data breach that involved the personal information of customers and employees of its Precision Planting subsidiary.
The NSA released an email from Edward Snowden to the agency's legal authority that refutes claims Snowden repeatedly raised concerns about surveillance.
Iranian spies have been carrying out a campaign since at least 2011 that has gathered intelligence by targeting D.C. journalists and government emissaries via social media.
San Diego State University has notified some of its current and former enrollees that some of their personal information may have been accessed by unauthorized users.
No concrete reason for the TrueCrypt shutdown has emerged, giving way instead to speculation that perhaps the developers' abrupt decision is a warrant canary.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative has decided to provide the OpenSSL Project with enough money to hire two full-time developers and also will fund an audit of OpenSSL by the Open Crypto Audit Project.
HackerOne, has scored a major coup in hiring Katie Moussouris, the driving force behind Microsoft's bounty program, to oversee its policy and disclosure philosophy and work with customers on the intricacies of vulnerability disclosure.
A post on the TrueCrypt page at SourceForge warns that open source encryption software TrueCrypt is not secure and development has shut down.
Microsoft's new myBulletins service is a dashboard view of Microsoft products in their environment and any related security bulletins and updates. Some are critical of its lack of security advisories and lack of notifications.
The Federal Trade Commission called on data brokers to be more transparent and give users more control over their personal information in a comprehensive report issued yesterday.
CryptoDefense, a ransomware competitor to CryptoLocker, has an implementation flaw that could allow for recovery of the decryption key from the victim's computer.
Pinterest has become the latest major Web property to start a bug bounty program, joining the Bugcrowd platform and offering researchers rewards of up to…a shirt. The site, which enables users to post photos, recipes and other information, announced the new reward program Tuesday. Company officials said that Pinterest was looking for more people to […]
The small, but growing, group of companies that supply so-called lawful intercept gear to intelligence agencies and law enforcement organizations around the world have operated mostly under the radar until very recently. Their products are used to record and scrutinize the communications of suspected criminals and terrorists, but now they’re finding that their products are […]
Siemens has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability that affected many versions of its Rugged Operating System, software that runs on some of the company’s RuggedCom switches and serial-to-ethernet devices. The vulnerability could enable a remote attacker to cause the Rugged OS software to crash by sendin specially crafted packets to the Web interface of a vulnerable device. […]
A handful of iPhone, iPad and Mac users, largely confined to Australia, awoke Tuesday to discover their devices had been taken hostage by ransomware.
The LulzSec hacker-turned-informant known as Sabu avoided any more jail time and was sentenced to time served on Tuesday for his part in leading several of the group’s attacks on high-profile targets. Hector Monsegur walked out of court in New York a free man, thanks to his cooperation with the FBI in identifying and tracking […]
Streaming music service Spotify reported a breach of its systems and data, and said updates will be limited to only its Android application.