Google released this week a new tool called Project Wycheproof, which is a set of automated tests developers can run on their code and identify weaknesses or problems in the sections that deal with cryptography operations.
More details have surfaced regarding a recent wave of brute-force attacks (dictionary attacks to be more accurate) that have targeted WordPress sites over the past few weeks.
Today we have a deal for a 3 year premium subscription to True Key by Intel Security. True Key is a password manager that allows you to securely store and generate passwords so that you have unique ones at every site you visit. With data breaches being all too common, it is imperative that everyone use unique password at every site.
A man who worked at Google as a product manager in its Nest division is now suing the company over what he and his lawyer describe as an internal "spying program."
A UK judge sentenced a crook part of a cybercrime operation that used banking malware to five years in prison for stealing £840,000 ($1,035,000) from victims all over the world.
Security firm IOActive published research yesterday detailing security flaws in the in-flight entertainment systems developed by Panasonic Avionics, used by multiple airlines such as United, Emirates, Virgin, KLM, Etihad, Scandinavian, Air France, and many other more.
If you are a CryptXXX Ransomware victim who didn't pay the ransom and instead decided to store their encrypted files and ransom notes for future fixes then you are in luck. Today, Kaspersky announced that they updated their RannohDecryptor program to decrypt CryptXXX encrypted files that have the .crypt, .cryp1 and .crypz extensions.
Somebody is building a botnet by infecting Linux servers and Linux-based IoT devices with a new malware strain named Rakos. First detected online over the summer, this new malware strain is harmless, at least in its current variant.
A bot farm involving hundreds of servers and over 570K different IP addresses has caused losses for online video advertisers ranging from $3 to $5M per day. This bot farm, nicknamed Methbot, dates back to Sep 2015, when US security firm White Ops had first detected signs of automated traffic coming from the crook's infrastructure.
Malware distributed via affiliate programs and bundled with other applications is using a devious tactic to fool users into installing it on their systems.
According to statements from Ukrenergo, a Ukrainian energy provider, a cyber-attack may have caused a power outage in northern Ukraine, almost a year after another cyber-attack had shut down power supply across several regions during Christmas 2015.
Administrators of the Ethereum Project have announced today a data breach that affected over 16,500 users of the platform's community forums. The breach took place last Friday, on December 16. The database backup the attacker managed to get his hands on was taken on April 2016.
The team at Cybereason released today a new tool that tries to help users stay safe from ransomware infections. Named RansomFree, this application can help users of Windows 7, 8 and 10, and Windows Server 2010 R2 and 2008 R2 PCs.
Adobe released today Flash Player 24 for Linux, after previously abandoning the application without explanation in 2012. Flash Player for Linux is now on par with Windows and Mac releases on version 24, after spending the last few years stuck at version 11.2 and only receiving small patches and security fixes, but no new features.
Today we have a deal on a online course bundle that provides over 30 hours of training in a variety of cloud computing platforms, while learning how to secure each of them. This course is normally priced at $1,395, but has been reduced 97% to $33.99 as part of this deal. Please note that a certificate of completion is included.
The current generation of Android banking trojans are all equipped with ransomware-like features in order to lock the user's device, and in some cases encrypt his data.
Over the past three weeks, the number of brute-force attacks against WordPress sites has almost doubled, according to WordPress security firm WordFence.
Direct access to the Tor network and some high-profile VPN services have been blocked in Turkey, reports TurkeyBlocks, a service that keeps track of websites and services banned in the country.