You can be forgiven if the FIDO Alliance is not on your radar screen. It was launched barely 18 months ago, to help solve the “password crisis” online; but it’s already proven to be one of most influential security bodies we’ve yet seen.
The typical Internet user has dozens of accounts and passwords. Not only are they a pain in the rear, poor passwords practices are increasingly implicated in fraud and terrible misadventures like the recent “iCloud Hack” which exposed celebrities’ personal details.
Talk about finding a needle in a haystack.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says it wants to develop sophisticated code that can find faults in key algorithms used to anchor major software packages that for example implement hash tables or conduct password checks.
In recent weeks you’ve heard a lot of discussion around the cyber risks to aircraft and automobiles. After the Black Hat, DefCon and BSides conferences in Las Vegas, Nev., in July, it would seem that a great deal of necessary attention will be paid to the security of design and implementation of these two key critical transportation components. The cybersecurity volunteer organization I Am The Cavalry has created an awareness campaign (which I have signed on to and you should too!) aimed at automakers.
The hackers behind the Kelihos botnet are trying to capitalize on users' increased awareness about the security of Apple online accounts through a new phishing campaign.
According to security researchers from Symantec, the Kelihos botnet has started sending spam emails that purport to be security alerts from Apple informing recipients that a purchase was made using their Apple ID from the iTunes Store. Apple IDs are the accounts that customers use to access Apple's online services.
Much of what we’re expecting at Apple’s iPhone 6 event we already think we know, but that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t doubling down on security ahead of its Sept. 9 event. Folks involved at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts say security is extremely tight; Apple is supposedly covering phone cameras of construction and catering staff with tamper-proof tape, which changes colors if removal is attempted.