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With the security of its 60 million national ID smartcards in question, Spain faces some tough choices.
Commentards didn't hold back and some experts disagreed The Register's recent story about the failure of most UK high street banks to follow web security best practices has provoked a lively debate among security experts.…
Certs revoked, but where are the updates? The impact of a recently discovered cryptographic vulnerability involving smartcards is causing issues in Spain similar to those previously experienced in Estonia.…
Looking back at a year like 2017 brings the internal conflict of being a security researcher into full view: on the one hand, each new event is an exciting new research avenue for us, as what were once theoretical problems find palpable expression in reality. On the other hand, as people with a heightened concern for the security posture of users at large, each event is a bigger catastrophe.
Someone’s potentially getting rich – and it isn’t you Over the past few months there has been an alarming rise in the number of websites running code that silently joyrides computers and secretly makes them mine digital currency for miscreants.…
Boffins write browser extension for anonymous authentication Boffins have harnessed privacy-preserving crypto to create a browser extension that allows users to authenticate to services without being tracked.…
And we have evidence to prove it, says biz stiffed out of $1m A crypto-currency collector who was locked out of his $1m Ethereum multi-signature wallet this week by a catastrophic bug in Parity's software has claimed the blunder not an accident – it wa...
According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world.

IT threat evolution Q3 2017

Our growing dependence on technology, connectivity and data means that businesses present a bigger attack surface than ever. Targeted attackers have become more adept at exploiting their victimsrsquo; vulnerabilities to penetrate corporate defences while ‘flying under the radarrsquo;.
Coinhive API increasingly pops up in top 3 million websites A total of 2,531 of the top 3 million websites (1 in 1,000) are running the Coinhive miner, according to new stats from analytics firm Red Volcano.…
At Ars Live, Stanford attorney Riana Pfefferkorn will discuss legal threats to crypto.