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Malware finds unwitting ally in GitHub

Just because it's on GitHub doesn't mean it's legitimate.A financially motivated espionage group is abusing a GitHub repository for C&C (command and control) communications,...

DRM in HTML5 takes its next step toward standardization

Enlarge (credit: Floyd Wilde) Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a mechanism by which HTML5 video providers can discover and enable DRM providers offered by...

Man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal

Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images) On Monday, a federal appeals court sided against a former Philadelphia police officer who has been in jail...

Some HTTPS inspection tools might weaken security

Companies that use security products to inspect HTTPS traffic might inadvertently make their users’ encrypted connections less secure and expose them to man-in-the-middle attacks,...

BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with...

Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

New research is turning on its head the idea that legacy systems like Cobol and Fortran are more secure because hackers are unfamiliar with...

Warning: Your networking tools are weakening your web security

As more of the internet adopts HTTPS everywhere to secure communications, enterprises rely on inspection tools to examine encrypted traffic to make sure it...

It’s time to turn on HTTPS: the benefits are well worth...

After Edward Snowden revealed that online communications were being collected en masse by some of the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies, security experts called...

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...

How Android and iOS devices really get hacked

Amidst all the fear and hype generated over the past few days as a result of Wikileaks and its precipitous Vault 7 dump, one...

1Password Increases Top Bug Bounty Award to Improve Security

AgileBits is increasing the reward it will pay security researchers for finding hidden encrypted text in a protected area of a 1Password account.