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.
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.
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.
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
On Feb. 19, IBM XForce researchers released an intelligence report  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, MazarBot, and the SlemBunk malware recently described by
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
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.