The Efail attacks on encrypted email clients implementing OpenPGP or S/MIME are serious, but there are mitigations and defenses available for users.
A new bill would prevent government agencies from mandating backdoors in encrypted hardware or software products.
Mikhail Davidov decided to see what it would take to develop a process to manually decapsulate chips. After months of work, experimentation, and trial and error, he succeeded.
The bill in Georgia that would have legalized active defense measures and outlawed some security research was vetoed by the state's governor.
Companies get away with disclosing just the bare minimum, or dribble out the bad news to the point where no one is paying attention. We need to hold companies to a higher set of expectations.
The Twitter password bug caused an uproar, but the company's handling of it shows the potential value of being transparent about security.
Protect the data at rest and in transit. How about while in use? Google’s open source framework Asylo helps developers use secure enclaves with their applications without having to know the specifics of how TEEs work or learning how to use specialized tools.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its version 1.1 update to the 1.0 version of their Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, last updated in 2014.
A team from a Dutch university have developed an attack that can remotely compromise some Android devices using the Rowhammer technique.
Mining Certificate Transparency logs can help uncover phishing sites using spoofed domain names, but it’s hard to do. Facebook has updated its Certificate Transparency Monitoring tool to notify website owners when their sites are being spoofed for malicious use.
The Georgia governor may soon sign a bill that would legalize active cybersecurity defense measures.
Recent changes by Google to Google App Engine and Amazon to Amazon CloudFront has shut down domain fronting. App developers will have to consider other options if they want to disguise their app’s network traffic to evade network blocks and government censors.
Russia's ban of Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, is drawing criticism from privacy and human rights groups.
Ray Ozzie's Clear key escrow proposal for decrypting devices relies on a secure processor that doesn't yet exist.
There is renewed interest in the zero trust security model as everyone tries to make sense out of how to get better security through "no trust." CIOs and CISOs should be looking at thinking about how this security model relates to their organizations.