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Akamai buys bot-sniffing startup Cyberfend

Credential-stuffing mitigator snapped up Akamai Technologies has beefed up its existing bot management and mitigation services with the acquisition of US startup Cyberfend.Financial terms of...

Signal security revealed: A triple-Diffie-Hellman with a double ratchet

Secure messaging app invites you to dive in and figure out if it's done anything wrong Signal developer Open Whisper Systems has quietly posted some...

Surveillance cameras most dangerous IoT devices in enterprise

Networked security cameras are the most likely to have vulnerabilities when it comes to securing Internet of Things devices in the enterprise, according to...

True man-in-the-middle: Transmitting logins through the human body

Apparently your flesh is the equivalent of a 1950s modem Computer science researchers at the University of Washington are developing a technology to securely send...

Domain name resolution is a Tor attack vector, but don’t worry

Nation-state attackers probably pwn you anyhow This one needs the words “Don't Panic” in large friendly letters on the cover: privacy researchers have worked out...

Expect 'Flood' of DDoS Attacks After Source Code Release

Brian Krebs warns that "the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets." The source code behind the massive distributed denial of...

Sniffing your storage could lead to sensitive leaks, warn infosec bods

Electromagnetic fields aren't a miscreant's magic key, though Data from storage devices leaks through electromagnetic radiation to a much greater extent than previously thought, according...

Bloke accused of Linux kernel.org hack nabbed during traffic stop

Possible 40 years in the Big House for 2011 infiltration of open-source world's servers A man who allegedly hacked the Linux Kernel Organization's kernel.org and...

If you use ‘smart’ Bluetooth locks, you’re asking to be burgled

The bad ones send passwords in plaintext, the good ones can't survive a screwdiver DEF CON Bluetooth-enabled locks are increasingly popular, but an analysis of...

Forget card skimmers, chip-card shimmers will be your next nightmare

Account-sniffing electronics hidden in cash-machine slots Black Hat America's belated move to EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip-equipped cards won't be the panacea some had...

SMS-Based 2FA Needed Despite Latest NIST Guidelines: Security Expert

While SMS-based two-factor authentication isn't the most secure version of 2FA, it's still far better than not using 2FA, security expert Shaun Murphy tells...

Carbon Black snaps up cloud-dwelling threat-sniffing ‘next-gen AV’

Will confer new name on Confer Endpoint security firm Carbon Black has bought "next-generation antivirus" firm Confer. Financial terms of the deal, announced today, were undisclosed.Carbon...