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Inside OpenSSL’s battle to change its license: Coders’ rights, tech giants,...

Devs who fail to respond to call for change will count as 'yes' votes for ASL 2.0 Analysis  The OpenSSL project, possibly the most...

Star Trek-Themed Ransomware Demands New Crypto-Currency

Kirk ransomware comes in guise of stress-testing tool and demands 50 Monero ($1,100) to unlock.

JSON Libraries Patched Against Invalid Curve Crypto Attack

JSON libraries using the JWE specification to create, sign and encrypt access tokens have been patched against an attack that allows for the recovery...

Petya ransomware returns, wrapped in extra VX nastiness

'PetrWrap' tries to blame its predecessor for attacks Researchers have spotted a variant of last year's Petya ransomware, now with updated crypto and ransomware...

PetrWrap: the new Petya-based ransomware used in targeted attacks

This year we found a new family of ransomware used in targeted attacks against organizations.After penetrating an organization’s network the threat actors used the...

Unfixed weaknesses in Confide stoke doubts about end-to-end crypto claims

Enlarge (credit: Confide) A pair of damning advisories independently published Wednesday raise serious questions about the security assurances of Confide, a messaging app...

Helpful(?) coding tips from the CIA’s school of hacks

Enlarge / The logo of the CIA's Engineering Development Group (EDG), the home of the spy agency's malware and espionage tool developers. ...

Comey Talks Strong Crypto, Silent on WikiLeaks

FBI Director James Comey revived old rhetoric on strong encryption during a keynote at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security. He did not address...

Google’s ‘SHA-1 Countdown Clock’ Could Undermine Enterprise Security

In the wake of a recently documented 'collision' attack, Google researchers should release a patch for the cryptographic Secure Hash Algorithm 1 sooner rather...

Android gets patches for critical OpenSSL, mediaserver, and kernel driver flaws

A five-month-old flaw in Android's SSL cryptographic libraries is among the 35 critical vulnerabilities Google fixed in its March security patches for the mobile...

Boffins show Intel’s SGX can leak crypto keys

Software Guard Extensions are supposed to hide data.But the 'Prime+Probe attack' fixes that A researcher who in January helped highlight possible flaws in Intel's...

Boffins show Intel’s Intel’s SGX can leak crypto keys

intel_SGX_security_challenged A researcher who in January helped highlight possible flaws in Intel's Software Guard Extensions' input-output protection is back, this time with malware running...