ACLU lawsuit challenges US computer hacking law

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging a 30-year-old hacking-crimes law, with the civil liberties group saying the law inhibits research about online discrimination. The ACLU on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act on behalf of a group of academic researchers, computer scientists, and journalists. The CFAA limits online research […] more…

Wormable flaws in Symantec products expose millions of computers to hacking

A Google security researcher has found high severity vulnerabilities in enterprise and consumer products from antivirus vendor Symantec that could be easily be exploited by hackers to take control of computers. Symantec released patches for the affected products, but while some products were updated automatically, some affected enterprise products could require manual intervention. The flaws […] more…

Noodles & Company Confirms Payment Card Breach

Fast-casual restaurant chain Noodles & Company informed customers on Tuesday that its computer systems have been breached and cybercriminals could have stolen payment card data. read more more…

Historical Perspective on Dark Web Sale of 10 Million Health Records

Coinciding with the dark web sale of almost 10 million patient healthcare records, Panda Security has released a report (PDF) detailing the evolution of healthcare attacks over the last 10 years. read more more…

US Customs wants your social media account details when travelling

…because of course nefarious people share their cunning plans on social media and want to make sure DHS can find out all about them. more…

Windows 10 now asks nicely if you want your free upgrade

Seems that Microsoft has decided that Windows 10 really is an upgrade, not just an update… and you can turn it down more easily, too. more…

The Increasing Importance of Security Analytics

The 1999 hit movie “Analyze This” can teach us a lot about the future of information security.  In the movie, the main character, Paul Vitti (played by Robert DeNiro) notices a series of changes in, or departures from, his expected behavior.  To get to the crux of the issue, Vitti enlists the help of Psychiatrist […] more…

Russia-Linked Cyberspies Target Google Accounts

The notorious cyberespionage group Pawn Storm has targeted a significant number of Google accounts belonging to individuals in Russia, the United States, Europe and former Soviet Union countries. read more more…

New X25519 Cipher Throws Enterprise Surveillance for a Loop

Latest Skirmish in Consumer Privacy vs. Enterprise Security War read more more…

KSN Report: Mobile ransomware in 2014-2016

Part 1. KSN Report: PC ransomware in 2014-2016  Download PDF version Statistics The activity of mobile ransomware, although not as widely covered in the media as PC ransomware, also skyrocketed over the period covered by this report. Especially in the second half. Fig. 12: The number of users encountering mobile ransomware at least once in […] more…

How to set up two-factor authentication for Gmail

If you’d like to get started with 2FA but aren’t sure how, we’ll show you to set up the service on popular websites – starting with Gmail. more…

Researchers Disrupt Iranian Cyberespionage Campaign

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks have managed to disrupt an Iran-linked cyberespionage campaign targeting governments and businesses from all around the world. read more more…

Critical Flaws Expose Symantec Customers to Remote Attacks

Symantec has released updates for more than two dozen of its products to address several critical vulnerabilities that can be exploited by remote hackers for arbitrary code execution. read more more…

The Great Analyst Debate Over Consumer IAM

Analysts typically are pretty close in their opinions. They’re analyzing the same markets and pool of vendor solutions, so it stands to reason that they wouldn’t depart much from each other. So it can be entertaining when they disagree, except that as a practitioner, eventually you will have to make a decision on which one […] more…

This malware pretends to be WhatsApp, Uber and Google Play

Hackers are stealing credit card information in Europe with malware that can spoof the user interfaces of Uber, WhatsApp and Google Play. The malware, which has struck Android users in Denmark, Italy and Germany, has been spreading through a phishing campaign over SMS (short message service), security vendor FireEye said on Tuesday. Once downloaded, the […] more…

Update: Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

A hacker that claimed to have stolen databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations and has advertised more than 650,000 patient records as up for sale on Dark Net, increased that number today to a staggering 9.3 million. The hacker, who goes by the name of “thedarkoverlord,” is also holding the records for ransom, asking the […] more…

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