Month: September 2016

Hack iOS 10 and Get $1.5 Million
Device Security, Hacking

Hack iOS 10 and Get $1.5 Million

The stakes in the vulnerability acquisition and bug bounty game have just gone up several notches, with a well-known security startup now offering $1.5 million for a remote jailbreak in iOS 10. The payout was put on the table Thursday by Zerodium, a company that buys vulnerabilities and exploits for high-value target […]

On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin
Authentication, Identity, Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin

Jessy Irwin makes her triumphant return to the podcast to help us work through our feelings about the Yahoo data breach, the NIST guidance on SMS two-factor authentication, and why we’re still giving terrible security advice to users. Dennis Fisher and Jessy also talk about what kind of breaches could […]

Europol Warns That Ransomware is Biggest Online Threat
Device Security

Europol Warns That Ransomware is Biggest Online Threat

Ransomware has become the largest threat to consumers and businesses in the EU, according to a new threat report from Europol. The Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment points to variants such as Cryptowall, Cryptolocker, Teslacrypt, and CTB-Locker as representing the biggest security problem for European users. Ransomware is not a new […]

Rooting Out Sensitive Data in Email With MailSniper
Hacking, Privacy

Rooting Out Sensitive Data in Email With MailSniper

One of the more common ways for sensitive data to leak from an organization is through email. Whether intentionally or through carelessness, employees will often include passwords, financial information, and other important data in emails that wind up in the wrong hands. Depending upon the kind of information, this can either be slightly […]