Mozilla is fighting to force the FBI to disclose details of a vulnerability in the Tor web browser. The company fears that the same vulnerability could affect Firefox, and wants to have a chance to patch it before details are made public.
The vulnerability was exploited by FBI agents to home in on a teacher who was accessing child pornography. Using a “network investigative technique”, the FBI was able to identify the man from Vancouver, but Mozilla is concerned that it could also be used by bad actors.
A group of senior U.S. and China cyber officials on Wednesday held its first meeting since the two countries struck an anti-hacking agreement in September to try to ease years of acrimony over the issue.
The so-called Senior Experts Group on International Norms and Related Issues is expected to gather twice a year, the U.S. State Department said in a statement announcing the meeting.
Facebook may be the latest Silicon Valley company to be accused of political bias this election cycle. But it’s not the first. And it most certainly won’t be the last.
The US Senate Commerce Committee is asking Facebook for answers after a Gizmodo report alleged that the company’s news curators have been deliberately suppressing conservative news from surfacing in its Trending Topics.
Popular Hollywood celebrity gossip website Perez Hilton has been hacked, leaking the CryptXXX ransomware to visitors. The website was found to be redirecting visitors to the Angler Exploit Kit which, of late, has become one of the most popular cybercrime tools used by hackers to deploy ransomware.
Millions of users of the Pirate Bay file-sharing site may be unaware that along with their digital content downloads they are receiving malware capable of purloining their personal banking information, according to DNA India.
Despite a number of lawsuits and prosecutions for assisting in copyright infringement, the P2P site continues to offer downloads of music, movies, TV shows and video games.