There is no shortage of security-focused Linux distributions on the market, and among them is Pentoo Linux. While some security-focused Linux distributions concentrate on privacy, like Tails, others like Kali Linux and Pentoo focus on security research, providing tools that enable research and penetration testing. Pentoo Linux differentiates itself from other security Linux distributions in a number of ways.
Recent world events have gotten many tech companies concerned about security and privacy. Some of them have scrambled to add, enhance, or even enforce security measures like encryption while governments and their leaders, like Cameron and now Obama, have scrambled to have them blocked or at the very least weakened. Chat apps and services are one of the common targets and we've seen many old and new ones wave the encryption flag as a major feature. MEGAchat is just one of the latest to join that roster and it comes from a man who should know the situation all too well.
In a rebuke to a legion of online supporters and what the journalist and one-time member of Anonymous called a “dangerous precedent”, Barrett Brown was sentenced to 63 months in prison by a federal judge in Dallas on Thursday.
U.S. security concerns may still haunt the reputation of Huawei Technologies, but the Chinese company’s elusive founder brushed off any involvement in state-sponsored cyber espionage in a rare interview on Thursday.
“We are a Chinese company, but we will never hurt another country,” said Ren Zhengfei, in an webcast interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
A vulnerability in the Tesla Model S fully electric luxury car allows an attacker to unlock the vehicle, start the engine and drive away with it. The report is the second one from Chinese security company Qihoo 360 regarding the security of this particular Tesla model.
In a different demonstration, researchers managed to bypass the car’s protection systems and change the lock state, turn on the headlights, honk the horn, as well as open and close the sunroof.
Organizations are seeing a sharp increase in attacks using stolen account credentials, with crooks using new techniques to beat fraud detection systems, according to Gartner.
Gartner clients have reported a "significant rise" over the last two months in the use of stolen credentials to access accounts, wrote fraud expert Avivah Litan in a blog post Thursday.
Sixty percent of organizations have increased their security spending by one-third -- but many security managers still don't think that's enough, Ponemon study finds.
Mega-breaches like those at Target and Sony are good for one thing: they help security departments get greater buy-in and bigger budgets from the powers that be. In the wake of the Target breach, 61 percent of organizations increased their security budgets by an average of 34 percent in 2014, according to a study released today, conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Identity Finder, LLC.
Microsoft Ventures and its partners graduate 11 new companies that are fighting evolving cyber-security threats and helping to advance medical technology.
Eleven new companies have emerged from Microsoft Venture's startup accelerator programs, the software giant announced Jan. 21. The news was overshadowed by the high-profile Windows 10 press event at Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., headquarters. Nonetheless, it represents a major milestone in the company's efforts to engage with the tech startup scene and help nurture up-and-coming IT companies.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) is enthusiastic about the prospect of mandatory data-retention legislation passing in Australia, stating that it would likely use intercept powers and powers to access stored data more frequently should the legislation pass.
Allegations that Chinese authorities hacked into Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) Outlook email service are "groundless slander", the official Xinhua news agency quoted Beijing's cyberspace regulator as saying late on Thursday.
The comments, made by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) spokesman Jiang Jun, were in response to a Monday report by an online censorship watchdog which said that Chinese users of the email service were subject to a hacking attack over the weekend.