Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#68 Now California state wants to ban sale of encrypted smartphones
California assembly member Jim Cooper (D-9th) introduced the legislation -- bill 1681 -- which requires any smartphone manufactured "on or after January 1, 2017, and sold in California after that date" to be "capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider."
#67 Anti - Virus Comparative - Summary Report 2015 (PDF)
At the end of every year, AV-Comparatives released a summary report to comment on the various anti-virus products tested over the year, and to highlight the high-scoring products of the various tests that took place over the course of the year.
#66 TeslaCrypt flaw opens the door to free file decryption
Security researcher Lawrence Abrams explained in a blog post this week that a number of former victims and researchers have been working together for the past month to exploit a flaw in TeslaCrypt's encryption key storage algorithm. While this was kept quiet to prevent the malware's creator catching on and patching the flaw, now TeslaCrypt 3.0 has been released, the group have decided to release their findings.
#65 New Magic Ransomware developed from open source EDA2 Ransomware
A new ransomware dubbed the Magic Ransomware has been discovered that encrypts your data using AES encryption, adds the .magic extension to encrypted files, and then demands 1 bitcoin to get the data back. This ransomware is created in C# and when decompiled quickly become apparent that it is almost an exact copy of the open-source ransomware called eda2.
#64 Tor Project raises over $200,000 in attempt to “diversify” its funding
As a result of its recent crowdfunding campaign, the Tor Project announced Thursday that it had raised over $200,000 from more than 5,000 individuals over nearly two months.
#63 Risk Assessment / Security & Hacktivism Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids
The feed includes images of marijuana plantations, back rooms of banks, children, kitchens, living rooms, garages, front gardens, back gardens, ski slopes, swimming pools, colleges and schools, laboratories, and cash register cameras in retail stores, according to Dan Tentler, a security researcher who has spent several years investigating webcam security.
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