Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Small Google Chrome Change Stirs a Big Privacy Controversy

The latest update to Google's browser has riled privacy advocates by appearing to log people in without their explicit permission.

The Series 5 YubiKey Will Help Kill the Password

The latest batch of hardware-based tokens from Yubico will eventually let you skip the password altogether.

A Twitter DM Fail, Free Credit Freezes, and More Security News This Week

Free credit freezes, a better private browser, and more security news this week.

Cloudflare Embraces Google Roughtime, Giving Internet Security a Boost

Syncing clocks online is vital to web security.

How the HTC Exodus Blockchain Phone Plans to Secure Your Cryptocurrency

HTC starts filling in the details of its so-called blockchain smartphone, expected to launch later this year.

John Deere Just Cost Farmers Their Right to Repair

The California Farm Bureau has given away the right of farmers to fix their equipment without going through a dealer.

The Collateral Damage of Trump’s Extreme Declassifications

Trump has the legal right to make public whatever documents he chooses. But he's going to cause untold damage in the process.

The Mirai Botnet Masterminds Have Been Fighting Crime With the FBI

In 2016, three friends created a botnet that nearly broke the internet. Now, they're helping the feds catch cybercriminals of all stripes.

Palmer Luckey Is Just Getting Started

The Oculus founder on virtual reality, defense tech, biohacking an injured toe.

Edward Snowden on Protecting Activists Against Surveillance

“Turnkey tyranny” has never been closer. For some communities, it feels like it’s already here.

Facebook Broadens Its Bug Bounty to Include Third-Party Apps

Starting Monday, Facebook will pay at least $600 to researchers who spot third-party apps behaving badly on its platform.

Kid-Focused Apps Track Location, UK Spying, and More Security News This Week

In security news this week, some apps for children may violate privacy laws, State Department devices might be less secure than your Instagram account, and more.

A Decade-Old Attack Can Break the Encryption of Most PCs

The computer industry thought cold boot hacks were solved 10 years ago. Researchers have proven that's not the case.

Why Big Tech and the Government Need to Work Together

Opinion: Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter argues for cooperation between tech workers and the DoD

How Hackers Slipped by British Airways’ Data Defenses

Security researchers have detailed how a criminal hacking gang used just 22 lines of code to steal credit card info from hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers.

How Hackers Slipped by British Airways’ Data Defenses

Security researchers have detailed how a criminal hacking gang used just 22 lines of code to steal credit card info from hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers.

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million Users

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million UsersUS fashion retailer SHEIN has admitted suffering a major breach affecting the personal information of over six million customers. The women’s clothing company revealed at the end of last week that...
The Register

Bug? Feature? Power users baffled as BitLocker update switch-off continues

Microsoft claims issue confined to older kit Three months on, users continue to report that Microsoft's BitLocker disk encryption technology turns itself off during security updates.…
ZDNet

UK issues first-ever GDPR notice in connection to Facebook data scandal

Canadian firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica data scandal, is the first to be put on notice.
SecurityWeek

Symantec Completes Internal Accounting Investigation

Symantec announced on Monday that it has completed its internal accounting audit, and while some issues have been uncovered, only one customer transaction has an impact on financial statements. read more

Are Colleges Teaching Real-World Cyber Security Skills?

The cybersecurity skill shortage is a well-recognized industry challenge, but the problem isn’t that there are too few people rather that many of them lack suitable skills and experience. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing profession, and talented graduates are in...