Encrypted communications is very en vogue post-Snowden, but there can be unintended consequences. The growing use of encryption to address privacy concerns is creating perfect conditions for cyber criminals to hide malware inside encrypted transactions, and even reducing the level of sophistication required for malware to avoid detection.
It’s by no means complete yet, but the transition to a mobile IT environment in government is well established. Parallel with that, however, is the expectation that mobile communications will be able to deliver all that society expects in the way of seamless audio, video streaming and fast transfer of multi-megabyte data files.
Mobile security firm Lookout has discovered a more sophisticated variant of the NotCompatible Android botnet which it says targets enterprise networks through compromised mobile devices.
Leading prosecutors in New York and London police plan to embed staff in each others’ offices, officials say, increasing transatlantic collaboration in an effort to combat cyber crime.
Leading Democrats in both houses of Congress sent letters to 16 major banks and other financial firms requesting detailed information about recent data breaches and briefings from corporate data security officials.
Attackers will continue to resort to non-amplification attacks when there are not enough vulnerable systems available to exploit for reflection methods.There will be a rise in mobile DDoS attacks as emerging countries increase smartphone subscriber usage.
The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency. The legislation would have ended the NSA's collection of domestic calling records, instead requiring the agency to obtain a court order each time it wanted to analyze the records in terrorism cases, and query records held by the telephone companies.
MIT has received $15 million in funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to establish an initiative aimed at laying the foundations for a smart, sustainable cybersecurity policy to deal with the growing cyber threats faced by governments, businesses, and individuals.
The immensely popular Whatsapp instant messenger has the potential to become an even more attractive option for users, as the company has partnered with Open Whisper Systems to implement the latter's TextSecure protocol into their clients.
A large number of the Tor-anonymized domains recently seized in a crackdown on illegal darknet services were clones or imposter sites, according to an analysis published Monday.
Just a few weeks after its existence was revealed, Beijing police have arrested three people who are allegedly the authors of the WireLurker malware that targets Macs and iPhones.
Time is not your friend when your information systems are under cyber attack, but sharing threat information before, during, and after an attack with a trusted group of peers can help. NIST has prepared a Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing that provides organizations with the key practices they need to consider when planning, implementing and maintaining information sharing relationships.
For years the government has refused to talk about or even acknowledge its secret use of zero-day software vulnerabilities to hack into the computers of adversaries and criminal suspects. This year, however, the Obama administration finally acknowledged that the NSA and law enforcement agencies sometimes keep information about software vulnerabilities secret so the government can exploit them for purposes of surveillance and sabotage.
Over half of senior IT and HR professionals would consider hiring former hackers in a bid to overcome crippling cybersecurity skills gaps and shortages, according to new research from consultancy KPMG.
The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official said Sunday that "activity of concern" was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported incident that targeted the White House computer network.