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Microsoft Will Drop Trust For WoSign Certificates
Authentication

Microsoft Will Drop Trust For WoSign Certificates

Microsoft is following the lead of Google, albeit quite slowly, and removing trust for certificates issued by Chinese CAs WoSign and StartCom in its products. The decision is a result of the companies issuing some certificates in 2015 and 2016 that violated rules established by the CA/Browser forum. Specifically, researchers […]

10 Critical Remotely Exploitable Bugs Patched in Android
Device Security

10 Critical Remotely Exploitable Bugs Patched in Android

Google has released fixes for a long list of vulnerabilities in Android, including 10 critical flaws that could lead to remote code execution. All of the critical vulnerabilities fixed in Android’s August security update are in the operating system’s media framework. Google doesn’t provide many details about the vulnerabilities fixed […]

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Phone Fraud, Social Engineering, Vishing

Tech Support Scammers Turn to Spam

Criminals who run fake tech support scams are expanding their range of tactics, and now are using spam messages to push victims to their scam sites. Historically, these schemes have been run through two main channels: phone calls or malicious online ads. Victims who visit sketchy sites containing malicious ads […]

Mozilla Launches Send, A Secure File-Sharing Project
Privacy

Mozilla Launches Send, A Secure File-Sharing Project

File-sharing has changed quite a bit since the days of the sneakernet, but it hasn’t evolved much, if at all, in the last few years. The basic concepts of emailing or uploading and sending a link to a file have remained pretty static, but now Mozilla has created a free […]

The Security Community, Not Government, Must Fix IoT
Device Security

The Security Community, Not Government, Must Fix IoT

The Senate is considering a bill that would force some serious changes in the way that vendors handle the security of the IoT devices they sell, but while the proposed law has strong bones, it should be clear by now that no amount of government regulation or intervention is going […]