Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#418 Google, Facebook, Snapchat and Whatsapp look to improve user data encryption
Tech giants including Google, Facebook, Whatsapp and Snapchat are looking to increase the privacy of user data by expanding their encryption features. The recent reports mark growing industry support for Apple in its fight to not allow authorities backdoor access into users’ devices.
#417 Linux kernel is the last in the series, Linux 3.2 upgrade recommended
The oldest long-term supported kernel branch, Linux 2.6.32, was about to reach its end of life in February, as kernel developer Willy Tarreau said it would happen in an announcement made at the end of January 2016.
#416 Linux kernel 4.5 officially released, adds high performance to the AMDGPU Driver
Today, March 14, 2016, Linus Torvalds and the hard-working team of kernel developers have been proud to announce the official release of Linux kernel 4.5, along with its immediate availability for download.
#415 OpenSSH patches information leak flaw
OpenSSH on Friday dropped a patch for a vulnerability that could expose files to theft and manipulation.
#414 Black Hat Europe 2015 [VIDEOS]
The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world - from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers. The environment is strictly vendor-neutral and focused on the sharing of practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge. Black Hat remains the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow's information security
#413 A growing number of Android Malware families believed to have a common origin
On Feb. 19, IBM XForce researchers released an intelligence report [1] stating that the source code for GM Bot was leaked to a crimeware forum in December 2015. GM Bot is a sophisticated Android malware family that emerged in the Russian-speaking cybercrime underground in late 2014. IBM also claimed that several Android malware families recently described in the security community were actually variants of GM Bot, including Bankosy[2], MazarBot[3], and the SlemBunk malware recently described by
#412 Defense against the dark arts - basic cyber-security for journalists
The guide aims to provide basic cyber-hygiene for journalists. When we talk about this, participating journalists often tell us: we have nothing to hide. Or: I don’t write about anything sensitive. But we’re not per se worried that journalists get into fights with the NSA or army divisions. It could happen of course, but consider this: will you ever write about something that can possibly make someone upset? Because what happens much more often is that adversaries will try to intimidate you or d
#411 Microsoft Store turns its back on bitcoin payments for Windows 10
Microsoft has stopped accepting bitcoin as a payment option within its Microsoft Store that is used to purchase software and devices online, as well as power the company's Xbox, music, and video stores.
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