Russian antivirus maker Kaspersky Lab has filed official complaints at regulatory bodies in various countries across the EU and in Russia, asking authorities to force Microsoft to cease its efforts to sabotage third-party antivirus products in the detriment of its own security solution, Windows Defender.
In the month of October 2016, for the first time in history, traffic from mobile internet browsers surpassed traffic from desktop browsers, according to web analytics company StatCounter.
Documents filed by Yahoo yesterday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reveal that at least some Yahoo employees knew since 2014 of the massive security incident through which an unknown attacker stole details of 500 million users.
On Monday, November 7, 2016, the Chinese government passed a new cybersecurity law that heavily restricts Internet freedom for the country's citizens and gives the government the power to shut down Internet access at will, in the name of "national security."
A team of internationally-recognized cryptography experts has helped launch a new cryptocurrency called Zcash, which promises the anonymity Bitcoin couldn't deliver.
An open letter on the back page of The New York Times is a good way to sabotage your competitor's product launch. This was the strategy that Slack chose today when Microsoft announced in front of an audience in New York a new product called Microsoft Teams.
In what could be the largest data breach in history, Yahoo announced today that attackers infiltrated their servers and walked away with account information for at least 500 million users. This stolen information may include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords, and more.
Typically when information security firm's discover vulnerabilities in hardware, they disclose them to the manufacturer so that they can be fixed. Healthcare security firm, MedSec, is breaking from this norm and instead shared this information with the Muddy Waters Research firm who has shorted the stock based on this information.
Malware is believed to have infiltrated point-of-sale (POS) terminals and compromised customers' payment card information at 20 HEI Hotels & Resorts locations. This malware affected a total of 12 Starwood hotels, six Marriott resorts, and one location of Hyatt and Intercontinental each.
Researchers have devised a new cryptocurrency called DDoSCoin that could potentially incentivize criminals to harass, extort, and attack websites designated as targets. This coin would award people who perform Denial of Service Attacks on chosen victims by rewarding them with DDosCoins.
United Airlines' bug bounty program awarded a 19-year-old security researcher one million airmiles for his discovery of multiple vulnerabilities. In total, Olivier reported approximately 20 vulnerabilities, and though none of the vulnerabilities are being disclosed, he did say he earned around 250,000 airmiles for reporting one bug
Yesterday, almost 120,000 bitcoins were stolen from the Hong Kong Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange. This theft was equivalent to almost $78 million USD and caused a major sell-off of Bitcoins throughout all of the exchanges.
Australian computer scientist and business man Craig Wright, has declared that he is the bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto in a post on his blog and in an interview with the BBC. Many remain unconvinced as his proof does not appear to be standing up to the scrutiny of many bitcoin experts.
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