Mozilla has announced a number of secure browsing add-ons that have entered pre-beta and are ready for testing by the brave.
Users of the Firefox Developer Edition, and Firefox Aurora for Android, can now try an extension of the Private Browsing (aka 'shopping for presents for your wife') mode.
We now know one area Uber plans to invest in following the closing of its recent $1 billion funding round: security.
The ride-sharing startup plans to boost its security team from a staff of 25 to 100 by the end of 2015, Uber chief security officer Joe Sullivan told the Financial Times on Monday. Sullivan, a former assistant United States attorney who specialized in high tech crimes and hacking, joined Uber in April 2015 after a stint as Facebook’s chief security officer that lasted a little over five years.
Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees.
They said the secret campaign targeted Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), AVG Technologies NV (AVG.N), Avast Software and other rivals, fooling some of them into deleting or disabling important files on their customers' PCs.
In the US, citizens have begun to film the police with abandon.
In turn, the police have started to wear bodycams in order to capture what they see.
In Spain, however, a new gagging law has been enacted. It's titled the Citizens Security Law. When laws are named this way, you get the feeling that citizens' security might not be their primary aim.
Oracle security chief: Please comply with your license agreement and stop reverse engineering our code
Oracle's chief security officer is tired of customers performing their own security tests on Oracle software, and she's not going to take it anymore. That was the message of a post she made to her corporate blog on August 10—a post that has since been taken down.