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FBI Reaffirms Stance Not to Pay Ransomware Attackers An FBI warning urges organizations to be vigilant about ransomware, and reaffirmed its position that companies should not pay ransoms to recover their files.
Privacy Watchdogs Vow to Fight ‘Dystopian’ Rule 41 Privacy watchdogs are blasting Rule 41, a proposed change to the federal criminal procedures, saying it would allow the government to hack into phones and seize computers remotely.
Generic Ransomware Detection Comes to OS X Researcher Patrick Wardle has developed a utility called RansomWhere? that he released today that he says does generic ransomware detection on OS X.

Latest News

Google Expands Default HTTPS to Blogspot

On Tuesday Google flipped the switch on default HTTPS support for its blog publishing service Blogspot, upping the security ante for millions of its bloggers.

Brazilian Judge Overturns 72-Hour WhatsApp Suspension

A judge in Brazil has overturned another judge's ruling that phone companies there block the popular messaging app WhatsApp from operating for 72 hours.

Linux Foundation Badge Program to Boost Open Source Security

A new CII Best Practices Badge program will help companies, interested in adopting open source technologies evaluate projects based on security, quality and stability.

OpenSSL Patches Two High-Severity Vulnerabilities

The latest batch of OpenSSL security patches were released today, with a pair of high-severity issues and four low-severity issues addressed in OpenSSL 1.0.1t and OpenSSL 1.0.2h.

Microsoft SHA-1 Deprecation Final Countdown Begins

Microsoft said that with the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer, its IE and Edge browsers would no longer display the lock icon for websites using SHA-1 signed certificates.

Google Patches More Trouble in Mediaserver

Google’s monthly patch release has a new name, and a slew of old bugs in Mediaserver.

Slack Plugs Token Security Hole

Slack fixes a security loophole that opened hundreds of corporate Slack accounts to the public.

Google Patches 9 Security Flaws in New Chrome Browser Build

Five Chrome bug bounty hunters split $14,000 in rewards as Google patches nine security flaws in its browser, four are labeled “high”.

Phony Google Update Spreads Data-Stealing Android Malware

A phony Google update is moving malware onto Android devices. The malware harvests call and SMS information and can steal credit card data.