L33tdawg: On an unrelated note, Runa A. Sandvik who's involved with the TrueCrypt audit project will be presenting the closing keynote 'Bringing Internet Security to Where the Wild Things Are' at HITBSecConf2015 - Amsterdam the end of May in Amsterdam.
Snapchat suffered a nasty surprise back in October when a third-party app that archived images and videos posted to the ephemeral messaging app suffered a security breach that allowed hackers to get their hands on masses of private Snapchat content.
It was a big embarrassment for the startup, even though its own servers were not hit in the attack. Since then, it’s been working on ways to make it more difficult for third-party apps to access its content, which include asking Apple and Google to remove offending software from their app stores.
The Irish Government says it has “several security systems” in place to deal with an 'Anonymous' hacking group threatening to infiltrate the Dail’s IT system.
A message to the Irish government, posted on the ‘Anonymous Ireland expect us’ Facebook page, says it plans to “take down” the encrypted IT systems next month.
It claims it will then steal highly sensitive information and distribute it to the public free of charge. The threatening post says the group’s target is “Dail Eireann”, while warning that “All Dail’s information will be free to you.”
If there were a 911 line for corporate victims of hackers, the one answering it might be Kevin Mandia.
When computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment were brought down in what was arguably the most high-profile hacking attack in a decade, Sony called in Mandia and his team of investigators from FireEye, the Milpitas, Calif.-based computer security firm.
The events at Sony and the ways that other companies can avoid its fate will be among the topics we plan to discuss with Mandia onstage on April 21 at our inaugural Code/Enterprise Series event in San Francisco.
Android has been known to be the mobile malware industry's operating system of choice. Now Google has published a report claiming infection rates on Android devices are much lower than one may think.
While the overwhelming majority of mobile malware is written for Google-powered gadgets, the report claims that in 2014 less than 1 per cent of a billion Android devices in use had a malware infection, and that that figure dropped to 0.15 per cent if people only used apps from Google's Play Store.