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President Urged to Reject Mandatory Backdoors A coalition of 150 tech companies and privacy champions sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reject any proposals mandating backdoor access to software and devices.
Researchers, IEEE Release Medical Device Security Guidelines A collection of research scientists, with help from the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative, have released a new set of guidelines for developers to take into account to ensure security figures into how medical devices are coded.
APT Group Embeds Command and Control Data on TechNet Pages The so-called Deputy Dog APT group has surfaced again with a means of keeping its command and control servers under wraps that involves Microsoft’s TechNet online resources.
Cisco Patches Flaws in TelePresence Cisco patched command injection, authentication bypass, and denial of service vulnerabilities in a number of its TelePresence products.

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Ersatz Scheme Deceives Hackers, Protects Stored Passwords

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a scheme that protects stolen passwords from offline cracking.

Charter Communications Fixes Website Data Leak Vulnerability

The internet-cable-television provider Charter Communications recently fixed an issue with its website that was inadvertently leaking the information of tens of thousands of its customers.

Head-Scratching Begins on Proposed Wassenaar Export Control Rules

Experts point out that the proposed Wassenaar rules in the U.S. leave unanswered questions regarding exploit development and the use of commercial penetration testing tools.

1.1 Million Affected by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Breach

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced this week that hackers broke into one of its databases and made off with a variety of sensitive customer information.

Security Questions Not So Secure

The Internet knows a lot about you, including your mother’s maiden name, your favorite food, and what street your first pet grew up on. And, according to some new research from Google, attackers have a good chance of figuring those things out pretty easily, too. The security questions that Google and other companies ask users as […]

Security Researchers Wary of Proposed Wassenaar Rules

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security today made public its proposal to implement the controversial Wassenaar Arrangement.

Justice Department Charges Six Chinese Nationals with Insider Theft

The Northern District of California has announced the indictment of six Chinese nationals, charging them with theft of trade secrets and economic espionage.

SQL Attack Results in Breach of Telstra-Owned Telecom Pacnet

Telstra's Pacnet, a telecom service provider primarily based in China and Singapore, suffered a breach early last month that may wind up affecting thousands of customers.

How I Got Here: Marcus Ranum

​Dennis Fisher talks with security pioneer Marcus Ranum about writing an early Internet firewall at DEC, the security gold-rush era of the 1990s and early 2000s, why he never patented most of the ideas he has come up with and how he found peace of mind.

Apple Releases Patches For a Watch

What happens when you build a watch that is essentially an absurdly powerful computer that also tells time? You have to patch that watch. And that’s what Apple has done for the first time, releasing a long list of fixes for security problems with the Apple Watch OS. At least one of the vulnerabilities can […]