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DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge Finale Set For DEF CON 2016

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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

Threatpost for B2B - 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 […]

Blog: Area41, formerly known as ...

Secure List feed for B2B - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:11

Gruezi from Zurich, Switzerland, where the Area41 conference is currently being held. Area41 doesn't ring a bell? Well, this event went under a renaming process and was formerly known as Hashdays, that took place in Lucerne. However, the steering team behind it still is the DEFCON Switzland group. And they have found a fantastic venue! The Komplex457 building oozes that indie type of atmosphere, that makes you feel right at home.

As Snowden Anniversary Nears, EFF Urges Users to Ramp Up Privacy and Security

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:46
Time flies when you’re having fun. But it apparently also flies when there’s a new story every other day about NSA surveillance. It’s been nearly one year since the first story sourced from the documents Edward Snowden stole from the agency appeared, and with that in mind, the EFF is encouraging people to commemorate the […]

USPS Spam Campaign Drops Botnet Malware

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:10
Those in control of the Asprox botnet are hiding their malware in emails purporting to come from the USPS.

Google At Odds With ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Ruling

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 13:18
Google took steps toward compliance with a European privacy ruling that allows individuals to request their names be removed from search results.

Apache Patches DoS, Information Disclosure Bugs in Tomcat

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:31
Apache recently patched denial of service and information disclosure vulnerabilities in its Tomcat web server.
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