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.
By sniffing out the details of network communications, University of New Haven researchers have uncovered a host of data-leakage problems in Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo, Voxer and several other Android apps.
Security advisories for OpenSSL should not be used for competitive advantage, according to the development project behind the widely used cryptography component.
The warning comes from the OpenSSL Project, which has published for the first time guidelines for how it internally handles security problems, part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the project following the Heartbleed security scare in April.