Threatpost News Wrap, September 19, 2014 Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk abut the crazy news of the last couple of weeks, the Apple privacy and Apple Pay announcements, the details of the Home Depot breach and the end of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing unit.
Era Ends With Break Up of Trustworthy Computing Group at Microsoft In a move that has surprised many in the security community, Microsoft has disbanded its Trustworthy Computing unit, the group that was responsible for the pioneering work that helped reverse the company’s security reputation and make Windows a much more secure and reliable computing platform. The end of the TwC group comes as Microsoft is in […]
56 Million Payment Cards At Risk in Home Depot Data Breach The Home Depot data breach put 56 million payment cards at risk, the company said today, adding that the attackers used custom malware in the breach.
New Initiative Simply Secure Aims to Make Security Tools Easier to Use The dramatic revelations of large-scale government surveillance and deep penetration of the Internet by intelligence services and other adversaries have increased the interest of the general public in tools such as encryption software, anonymity services and others that previously were mainly of interest to technophiles and activists. But many of those tools are difficult to use […]