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- April 14, 2016
The much-hyped Badlock bug is still important to patch, but raised issues with celebrity vulnerability promotion and responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities.
- April 01, 2016
Roundup: After the Apple-FBI suit, ACLU reports U.S. ramping up crypto wars with All Writs suits for at least 63 iOS, Android devices; Senator Wyden stands up for strong crypto.
- March 29, 2016
The DOJ found a successful iPhone crack to access the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist's device and dropped the pending legal action against Apple, but only in that one case.
- March 24, 2016
The FBI iPhone backdoor case was put on hold temporarily, as reports surfaced of a possible hack that would allow FBI access without the help of Apple.
- March 18, 2016
The rhetoric about the iPhone backdoor from Apple and the FBI has gotten more intense as Apple challenged the FBI in court by calling its motion unconstitutional.
- February 26, 2016
The public debate surrounding the iPhone backdoor case heats up; Apple and the FBI clarify their messages; and Apple gets legal support from major tech companies.
- January 21, 2016
A newly found Linux kernel vulnerability has garnered big headlines. Google said the risk to Android has been overstated, and experts are unsure about the danger to the wider Linux ecosystem.
- January 06, 2016
Silent Circle has patched a critical modem vulnerability in its first-generation Blackphone to prevent phone hijacking by attackers.
- October 16, 2015
News roundup: FBI issues a public service announcement about EMV chip-and-signature cards. Plus: bumper crop of OS X malware in 2015; phishing sites with authenticated certificates and more.
- August 07, 2015
News roundup: ICANN confirmed its members' credentials were stolen Wednesday, forcing the nonprofit to enforce a site-wide password reset. Plus: VPN provider being used for APTs; Thunderstrike strikes again; Windows 10 security in its first week.
- June 19, 2015
News roundup: Details have emerged about weaknesses in OS X and iOS that allow attackers to upload malware and steal passwords and data. Plus: More jump on HTTPS bandwagon; CSO/CDO salaries increase; 23% of software app components contain flaws.
- April 06, 2015
Google's first Android Security Report claims that malware on the platform was found on fewer than 1% of devices in 2014, but experts question if the ecosystem is really as safe as it has ever been.
- January 30, 2015
PHP applications, including WordPress, are vulnerable to the GHOST Linux exploit, but overall the flaw may not be as dangerous as first thought.
- January 27, 2015
A critical Linux vulnerability, called GHOST, has been found to affect glibc versions released since 2000, and could pose a remote exploit risk on many Linux systems.
- January 09, 2015
News roundup: The FBI maintains North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures hack, in spite of naysayers. Plus: Malware campaign attributed to Russia; new Mac OS X bootkit; cyberattack causes physical damage.