News Bytes

House passes two cyber security bills

One bill aims to improve agencies' website security, while another works to thwart critical infrastructure attacks.

A five-month-long Tor attack attempting to 'deanonymize' users

For roughly five months beginning in January, traffic confirmation attacks were used to attempt to "deanonymize" Tor users.

BlackBerry acquires voice and data encryption firm Secusmart

On Tuesday it was announced that the phonemaker would purchase the voice and data encryption firm.

House of Lords subcommittee highlights 'right to be forgotten' flaws

In a recent report, a House of Lords subcommittee called the "right to be forgotten" law unenforceable.

Instagram iOS and Android apps vulnerable to session hijacking

Two researchers wrote about the Instagram app for iOS and Android is vulnerable to session hijacking because both send unsecured information through HTTP.

Report: Hackers stole data from Israeli defense firms

A report by Brian Krebs detailed the intrusions, which occurred between Oct. 2011 and Aug. 2012.

Neverquest trojan targets regional banks in Japan

Symantec researchers found a new variant of the banking trojan.

Accuvant taps Coca Cola CISO Guttmann as VP

Former Coca Cola CISO Renee Guttmann has joined Accuvant's Office of the CISO.

ICO fines U.K. travel firm £150,000 for 2012 breach

Data on more than one million credit and debit cards was pilfered in the 2012 breach of a system Think W3 Limited.

Firefox 32 feature could cut undetected malware downloads 'in half'

Mozilla plans to introduce a feature in Firefox 32 that, based on preliminary testing, could cut the amount of undetected malware downloads in half.

Sign up to our newsletters