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Google Patches Unicode Domain Phishing Bug in Chrome
Authentication, Privacy

Google Patches Unicode Domain Phishing Bug in Chrome

Google has patched a dangerous issue in Chrome that enabled attackers to spoof legitimate domains in the browser by using unicode characters rather than normal ones. That vulnerability is the result of the way that Chrome handles some unicode characters and it’s not necessarily a new issue. Security experts have […]

Senate Bill Seeks to Reinstate Broadband Privacy Rule
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Senate Bill Seeks to Reinstate Broadband Privacy Rule

Now that President Trump has signed into law legislation that eliminates an FCC rule that prevented broadband providers from selling users’ private information, some members of Congress have introduced a new bill that would restore the rule. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has drafted the bill and introduced it in the […]

Users Face Uncertain Future After Rollback of Broadband Privacy Rule
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Users Face Uncertain Future After Rollback of Broadband Privacy Rule

The House of Representatives on Tuesday to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for Internet users, issuing a total rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration. Privacy advocates had worked frantically to urge voters to contact their representatives about the resolution, which allows broadband providers to sell customers’ […]

Congress Asks FCC for Urgent Action on Mobile Security
Identity, Privacy

Congress Asks FCC for Urgent Action on Mobile Security

Congressional leaders are continuing to pressure federal agencies to address shortcomings in the security of the telecommunications infrastructure, specifically to warn consumers about weaknesses that can open them up to remote surveillance. In a letter sent Tuesday, Rep. Ted Lieu and Sen. Ron Wyden asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to […]

Trump Administration Hopes to Have Cybersecurity Strategy Done Soon
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Trump Administration Hopes to Have Cybersecurity Strategy Done Soon

A top Trump administration information security official said the White House hopes to have a national strategy for cybersecurity completed in the next two months, with a view toward having it implemented within two years. The new administration has circulated a draft of an executive order related to cybersecurity, but […]

US-CERT Warns of Security Impact of SSL Interception
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US-CERT Warns of Security Impact of SSL Interception

The Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT group has issued an advisory warning enterprises that many security appliances that perform HTTPS inspection through a man-in-the-middle position don’t correctly verify certificate chains before forwarding traffic, weakening the security benefits of TLS in the process. The advisory comes after a recent paper by security […]