GCHQ has declined to comment on a report in the Daily Telegraph this weekend, which claimed that UK cabinet ministers' emails had been hacked, but that – bafflingly – no breach had occurred.
Which is a bit like saying "nothing happened, but we're going to write a story anyway."
Tor -- The Onion Router -- is used as a way of browsing the web (more) anonymously. Most well-known for providing access to what has become known as the Dark Web, Tor has faced competition from other secure browsing systems such as HORNET. But now it is set to benefit from key changes that will improve security and have further implications.
Hack In The Box is set to host its first HITB GSEC security event in Singapore next month with a 3 day single track conference and an all women fireside chat session held alongside the main conference program.
Aimed at showcasing and highlighting next generation global security issues, keynote speakers for the event feature veterans of the security industry and leading security experts including:
Sounds like it's going to be a busy few days for R&D and PR departments at least two security companies.
This weekend, vulnerability researchers have separately disclosed flaws in products from Kaspersky and FireEye that could be exploited by malicious hackers.
First up was Tavis Ormandy. Ormandy, a security researcher at Google, has made a controversial name for himself over the years disclosing security vulnerabilities in products from other software vendors.
Following a court-ordered block of The Pirate Bay and a number of other file-sharing websites in Norway, the Norwegian Pirate Party (Piratpartiet Norge) has now set up free, uncensored DNS servers that anyone can use to bypass the block. While the DNS servers are based in Norway, anyone can use them: if your ISP is blocking access to certain sites via DNS blackholing/blocking, using the Piratpartiet's DNS servers should enable access.