Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand … (Krebs on Security)

A decade ago, if a desktop computer got infected with malware the chief symptom probably was an intrusive browser toolbar of some kind. Five years ago you were more likely to get w... More

The Future of Privacy (New York Times)

This is an article from Turning Points, a magazine that explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead. Turning Point: Apple resists the F.B.I. in u... More

U.K. ISPs to Start Sending ‘Piracy Alerts’ Soon (TorrentFreak)

Early 2017 will see the long-awaited start of a broad UK anti-piracy effort. With help from copyright holders, ISPs will send email notifications to subscribers whose connections... More

Production Security Budgets, Workflows to be Tackled at Dec. 7 Content Protection Summit

How are studios and production companies budgeting for the security needs of film and TV shoots, and what are the baseline measures needed to secure every project? Those are the... More

NSS Labs: Encrypted Web Traffic on the Rise

Cyber security research and testing company NSS Labs is seeing a stark rise in enterprises using both Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption to sec... More

The Perfect Cybercrime: Selling Fake Followers to Fake People (New Scientist)

Hackers are recruiting the internet of things into a botnet. But this time they’re not trying to take down the internet. They’re just using them to make fake social media acc... More

Check Your Spotify Account: Users Report Unusual Activity After Credentials Posted Online (Financial Post)

If you use the popular music streaming service Spotify, there is a chance you may be vulnerable after a report has surfaced that the emails, usernames, passwords and other details ... More

Hackers Steal Millions of Minecraft Passwords (BBC)

Hackers have stolen login data for more than seven million members of the Minecraft site Lifeboat. Lifeboat lets members run servers for customised, multiplayer maps for the smart... More

Time to Rethink Mandatory Password Changes (FTC)

Data security is a process that evolves over time as new threats emerge and new countermeasures are developed. The FTC’s longstanding advice to companies has been to conduct risk... More

Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist (New York Times)

If the F.B.I. wins its court fight to force Apple’s help in unlocking an iPhone, the agency may run into yet another roadblock: Apple’s engineers. Apple employees are alr... More

Can John Oliver Get Americans to Care About Encryption? (The Atlantic)

It’s not every day that cryptography comes up during one of the U.S.’s most popular late-night shows. But recently the “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver devoted the maj... More

New Attack Steals Secret Crypto Keys from Android and iOS Phones (Ars Technica)

Researchers have devised an attack on Android and iOS devices that successfully steals cryptographic keys used to protect Bitcoin wallets, Apple Pay accounts, and other high-value ... More