US delivers official warning about traffic intercepting adware.
PC giant Lenovo has acknowledged that adware it pre-loaded on several notebooks can be used in man-in-the-middle interception attacks.
A suburban Chicago police department paid a hacker a $500 ransom to restore access to data on a police computer that the hacker had disabled through the use of an increasingly popular type of virus.
The police department in Midlothian, a village southwest of Chicago, was hit in January by a form of the Cryptoware virus, which encrypted some files on a department computer, leaving them inaccessible without the encryption key, the Chicago Tribune reported (http://trib.in/17k9Hkv ).
It might come as something of a surprise, but Windows is more secure than not only Apple's iOS and OS X, but also Linux. I'll just let that sink in for a moment...
Windows, the operating system ridiculed for its vulnerabilities and susceptibility to viruses is actually more secure than the supposedly Fort Knox-like Linux and OS X. This startling fact comes from the National Vulnerability Database (described as the "US government repository of standards based vulnerability management data") which details security issues detected in different operating systems and software titles.
L33tdawg: John Matherly is incidentally keynoting #HITB2015AMS in May if you want to meet him
A setup mistake has apparently left hundreds of thousands of home routers running the SSH (Secure Shell) remote access tool with identical private and public keys.
The gears of the TrueCrypt audit have whirred into life overnight with boffins poised to again probe the open source crypto tool after nearly a year of waiting.
A tiny team will fondle the tool's random number generators, cipher suites and key algorithms in a bid to pull the internet's favourite crypto suite out of the pariah status it attained when its developers claimed it contained unspecified vulnerabilities and recommened users adopt alternatives like Microsoft's BitLocker.