2016 is almost over and it has been a crazy year in ransomware. There wasn't any big news released this week, but of particular note are the released decryptors, an LG TV being infected with ransomware, and MalwareTech's article on why open source ransomware helps noone.
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.
A new open-source ransomware project uploaded on GitHub as a "proof of concept," has now spawned three new ransomware families that are infecting users in real-life.
OpenVPN, one of the most popular VPN clients today, is to receive a security audit from Dr. Matthew Green, a famous US cryptographer and assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University.
Almost 15 years after Steve Ballmer had compared Linux and the open source community to cancer, Microsoft announced today that it was joining the Linux Foundation as a platinum member.
A developer that had his sites hacked because the FileZilla FTP client stores passwords on disk in cleartext has taken things into his own hands and has put together FileZilla Secure, a FileZilla version that encrypts all the user's credentials with a master password.