Emerging Information Security Threats
- July 27, 2016
The KeySniffer wireless vulnerability goes beyond the similar MouseJack flaw in exposing users of inexpensive wireless keyboards to sniffing, injection attacks.
- June 24, 2016
U.S. Senate fails to pass National Security Letter regulation to enhance warrantless FBI surveillance access to metadata, including email headers and browser history.
- June 22, 2016
EFF and privacy activists oppose Rule 41 changes, while the Department of Justice claims the changes do not alter 'traditional protections' under the Fourth Amendment.
- June 15, 2016
In this Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors break down the discovery of the ZCryptor ransomware worm and what it means for future ransomware threats.
- April 26, 2016
A Windows command-line utility dating back to XP, Regsvr32, reportedly enables a simple and virtually undetectable Windows AppLocker whitelist bypass.
- April 22, 2016
Experts face off in Congress over 'going dark' encryption debate, stake out positions on security, privacy and government access; polls show support for strong encryption.
- April 21, 2016
Up to 3.2 million servers with unpatched JBoss vulnerability from 2010 are open to spread ransomware through networks; experts urge keeping up with software patches to stay safe.
- April 19, 2016
DHS says users need to uninstall QuickTime for Windows immediately as Apple quietly sends the software to its end of life following the disclosure of two zero-day flaws.
- March 25, 2016
A series of ransomware attacks have been reported at hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, leading to experts recommending automated backup for enterprises.
- March 04, 2016
Rep. Michael McCaul makes the case for encryption commission legislation as an answer to the 'going dark' problem in the face of global cyberthreats.
- March 03, 2016
The U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit rolled out a new version of its cybersecurity checklist, which it claims will help reduce attacks by increasing the costs of those attacks.
- March 03, 2016
Private sector cooperation with the government is key to successful protection against cyberthreats, says U.S. Cyber Command chief Michael Rogers in an address to RSA Conference 2016.
- March 02, 2016
Sophos' James Lyne warns that cybercriminals are becoming more effective, thanks to document-based malware and advanced social engineering techniques.
- March 01, 2016
Amit Yoran kicked off RSAC 2016 by publicly backing strong encryption, denouncing the 'going dark' debate and calling for more creativity in cybersecurity.
- February 01, 2016
We often talk about shifts in information security from advanced threats to emerging technology defenses, but this year marks a few major turning points.