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Google Pwnium Program Now Open All Year

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:04
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 […]

Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure Seek Operational Intelligence

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:22
Advanced attacks against industrial control systems are intelligence gathering operations in order to learn the inner workings of ICS infrastructure to facilitate sabotage.

NSA Could Be Hoping For Clipper Chip Redux

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:59
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 Deploys New Form of Encryption Across Sites

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:46
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 Broadens Scope of Unwanted Software Warnings

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:38
Google is now warning users of its Chrome browser about questionable downloads before they even browse to the site peddling the malware.

Gemalto: ‘SIM Products Are Secure’

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:34
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 […]

Kris McConkey on Hacker OpSec Failures

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:29
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.

PrivDog Adware Poses Bigger Risk Than Superfish

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:50
Another shady piece of adware called PrivDog has been unearthed with a similar Superfish-type vulnerability that breaks SSL connections.

NSA Director: We Need Frameworks for Cyber, Circumventing Crypto

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 16:24
NSA director Mike Rogers spoke about creating legal frameworks for crypto-subversion and law enforcement intelligence gathering at Cybersecurity for a New America.

Mike Mimoso on SAS 2015

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:55
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 Website Under DDoS Attack

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:53
Komodia.com, home of the SSL module at the heart of the Superfish scandal, is offline because of a DDoS attack.

Gemalto Hack May Have Far-Reaching Effects

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:14
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 […]

Katie Moussouris on Starting a Bug Bounty Program

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:02
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.
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