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A Middle Eastern threat group has been using a Flash Player zero-day vulnerability to deliver FinFisher spyware [Read More]
A Russian court on Monday fined the popular Telegram messenger app for failing to provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data. [Read More]
In 2015 and 2016, the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) may have suffered as many as 54 data breaches involving personal information [Read More]
Hackers breached Disqus in 2012 and stole information belonging to 17.5 million users, including some passwords [Read More]
Prosecutors in Germany closed an investigation into whether US and British intelligence services systematically carried out extensive spying on the country's citizens, citing a lack of hard evidence. [Read More]
Federal judge allows the FBI to keep secret the details of a hacking tool used to access the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist [Read More]
EFF warns of sophisticated spear-phishing attacks targeting Internet freedom NGOs “Fight for the Future” and “Free Press” [Read More]
Privacy-focused communications app Signal is working on improving protection for contact information using Intel SGX technology [Read More]
Analysis of 21 popular mobile stock trading apps revealed the existence of several vulnerabilities and the lack of important security features [Read More]
Cloudflare says all customers will receive unmetered DDoS mitigation, and organizations will be able to select the geographical location of their SSL keys [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Privacy

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Jennifer Blatnik's picture
Protecting this data is a necessity as more and more consumers are voluntarily offering up their rights to security or privacy in search for convenience.
Lance Cottrell's picture
By surreptitiously monitoring and engaging with potential attackers and malware developers you can successfully gain information about emerging attack methods, patterns, and practices in the cyber underground.
Jim Ivers's picture
With the advent of connected devices, privacy and security have become tightly linked because theft of private data is often the goal of malicious attacks.
Jim Ivers's picture
Enlightened toy manufacturers likely begin to embrace the basic concepts of IoT security and build connected toys that can be trusted by parents.
Erin O’Malley's picture
Today, we expect ultimate convenience. But at what cost? More and more, I’m left wondering whether modern conveniences—grâce à today’s advanced technologies—are truly worth the risk.
Jim Ivers's picture
If a car’s systems can be hacked to disable critical systems, then attacks can also be used to extract information. Similar to IoT, if data is being collected, data can be exfiltrated.
David Holmes's picture
The portion of encrypted traffic keeps rising, so IT security administrators will be forced to do more SSL decryption if they are to get any value at all out of their fancy security tools.
David Holmes's picture
In the initial hours after the Paris attacks by Islamic terrorists, when the PlayStation 4 rumor was first circulating, I decided to see exactly what kind of encryption the PS4 uses for its messaging system.
James McFarlin's picture
U.S tech giants are playing a game of high-stakes global brinksmanship around who has rights to control their data, which impacts their European growth prospects, business models, and ultimately stock valuations.
Adam Firestone's picture
The misconception that Internet privacy equals anonymity must be dispelled if cyberspace is to be a secure and safe place. At the same time, mechanisms must be incorporated to ensure that communications remain confidential and resistant to unauthorized alteration by third parties.