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Critical flaw alert! Stop using JSON encryption

A vulnerability in a JSON-based web encryption protocol could allow attackers to retrieve private keys.Cryptography experts have advised against developers using JSON Web Encryption...

VU#600671: PCAUSA Rawether for Windows local privilege escalation

Vulnerability Note VU#600671 PCAUSA Rawether for Windows local privilege escalation Original Release date: 21 Mar 2017 | Last revised: 21 Mar 2017

When inspectors swoop in, hospital staff save more lives

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Caiaimage/Robert Daly) Even the best and brightest employees will slack a bit when the boss isn’t looking—we’re not machines,...

A simple command allows the CIA to commandeer 318 models of...

Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches it sells contain a critical vulnerability that allows the CIA to use a simple command...

Making this one change could eliminate spam, says police tech chief

National Crime Agency urges organisations to adopt this protocol to help put an end to email spam

FBI’s methods to spy on journalists should remain classified, judge rules

(credit: AJC1) A federal judge is agreeing with the FBI's contention that publicly disclosing its methods on how it spies on journalists could...

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...

Google’s microservices protocol joins Kubernetes in cloud foundation

Google’s gRPC protocol was originally developed to speed up data transfer between microservices, proving faster and more efficient than passing around data encoded in...

Now’s the time to get caught up on Windows and Office...

There were almost no patches from Microsoft in February, and the ones that were released haven’t caused any problems.So it makes a lot of...

AOL will cut off third-party app access to AIM

Enlarge (credit: K W Reinsch) On Tuesday, AOL (yes, it’s still around) suddenly announced to users of AOL Instant Messenger (including yours truly)...

Neurons recall place-related memories if you just get close

Enlarge / Fear is the mind killer (credit: LaLumiere Lab, University of Iowa) Place cells in the hippocampus are known to encode memories...

Google Chrome 56’s crypto tweak ‘borked thousands of computers’ using Bluecoat...

Flawed TLS 1.3 takes down Chromebooks, PCs The availability of Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.3 was supposed to make network encryption faster and...