Thursday, July 19, 2018

Amazon Web Services Tests Out Two Tools to Help Keep the Cloud Secure

Amid frequent customer data exposures, Amazon Web Services is pushing to spot errors and promote access control.

Meet Jonathan Albright, The Digital Sleuth Exposing Fake News

Buried in media scholar Jonathan Albright's research was proof of a massive political misinformation campaign. Now he's taking on the the world's biggest platforms before it's too late.

How Google’s Safe Browsing Helped Build a More Secure Web

You may not have heard of Safe Browsing, but it's made the web more secure for over a decade. Here's its story, from the people who built it.

RealNetworks Launches Free Facial Recognition Tool for Schools

A new facial recognition tool by RealNetworks aims to keep kids safe in school. But privacy experts fear the unchecked surveillance of kids could go awry.

Rubio, Warner Stress Election Security After Trump-Putin Summit

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio both cast President Trump's appearance in Helsinki as a major setback in the fight against Russian interference in elections around the world.

Trump-Putin Press Conference Gave Russia Everything It Wanted

By refusing to acknowledge Russia's role in election interference, Trump has given it the green light to continue.

How Elucd’s ‘Sentiment Meter’ Helps Cops in LA and NYC Understand Their Precincts

Cops in LA, NYC, and beyond are using software from Elucd to figure out how the sentiments of the people they protect.

What Robert Mueller Knows—and 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

The special counsel has collected a mountain of evidence in the Trump-Russia investigation, but so far only a tiny amount of it has been revealed in official indictments. Here are nine areas where we should expect answers as the...

Ukraine Blocks a Russian Hack, a Silk Road Arrest, and More Security News This Week

Drone plans for sale, a Silk Road arrest, and more security news this week.

Russians Found One Use for Bitcoin: Hacking the 2016 US Election

The 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the DNC allegedly used $95,000 worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to fund their operation.

Robert Mueller’s Indictment Today of 12 Russian Hackers Could Be His Biggest Move Yet

The special counsel has unleashed an international, geopolitical bombshell.

How the US Government Planted ‘Spy Phones’ on Suspects

In at least one instance, DEA agents sold an encrypted BlackBerry to a suspected drug smuggler—and kept the encryption key.

Senators Fear Meltdown and Spectre Disclosure Gave China an Edge

By not informing the US government of two industry-wide hardware flaws, Intel may have inadvertently given ammo to China's hackers.

Facebook Gave Russian Internet Giant Special Data Extension

Mail.ru also ran hundreds of apps on Facebook at a time when the platform’s policies allowed app developers to collect their users' friends' data.

Apple’s China-Friendly Censorship Caused an iPhone-Crashing Bug

The bug serves as a reminder of China-friendly censorship code hidden in all iOS devices.

A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns

Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns. The government tried to stop him. He sued—and won.

The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

There haven't been as many hacks and attacks compared to this time last year, but that's where the good news ends.

Apple iOS 12 Security: All the Improvements Coming to Your iPhone

From hacking protections to smarter two-factor authentication, Apple's iOS 12 will lock down your iPhone better than ever.

A Facebook Bug, Election Meddling, and More Security News This Week

 Election meddling reports, an abundance of bugs, and more of this week's top security news.

How to Check App Permissions on iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS

It's never a bad time to audit your app permissions. In fact, it's more important than ever.

Why the Best Defense Is a Good Offensive Security Strategy

When many people think about offensive security, they picture a mysterious figure wearing a hoodie, sitting behind a black-and-green terminal, diligently typing away as he probes enterprise networks. But the cybersecurity world has evolved well beyond this Hollywood hacker...

Google hit with $5.1b fine in EU’s Android antitrust case

This could mean the end of free Android. In the meantime, Google plans to appeal.

Privacy Advocates Say Kelsey Smith Act Gives Police Too Much Power

This bill making its way through Congress would allow law enforcement to more easily uncover location data for cell phones from mobile carriers in an emergency.

IDG Contributor Network: Hack like a CISO

I have written several times over the last couple of years about how the role of today’s CISOs have changed and are now more tuned to support business activities and the management of enterprise risk. Serving an organization as...

Cisco patches critical vulnerabilities in Policy Suite

One of the worst security flaws permits attackers to act as root and execute arbitrary code.