Cybersecurity

Former FireEye CEO joins cyber venture fund Allegis

Former FireEye CEO joins cyber venture fund Allegis

Published 27/10/2017

Technology executive Dave DeWalt has joined early-stage cyber-security venture capital firm Allegis Capital as a managing director, the fund said on Thursday, as it looks to invest more in companies closer to going public. [more…]

Kaspersky Lab says it will submit software for independent review

Kaspersky Lab says it will submit software for independent review

Published 23/10/2017

Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to conduct security reviews of its widely used anti-virus software to help dispel allegations that the Russian government uses the products to conduct espionage, the Moscow-based company said on Monday. [more…]

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Published 17/10/2017

Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. [more…]

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Published 17/10/2017

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. [more…]

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Published 16/10/2017

Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks. [more…]

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues

Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues

Published 13/10/2017

A top U.S. government legal official has given strong backing to Britain's campaign to force Silicon Valley to compromise on encrypted communications, rebuking tech firms for failing to balance crime-fighting demands with privacy needs. [more…]

Exclusive: SEC`s corporate filing system vulnerable to denial of service attacks – memo

Exclusive: SEC`s corporate filing system vulnerable to denial of service attacks – memo

Published 06/10/2017

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street's top regulator, has discovered a vulnerability in its corporate filing database that could cause the system to collapse, according to an internal document seen by Reuters. [more…]

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports

Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports

Published 06/10/2017

Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. [more…]

Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast`s Piriform says

Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast`s Piriform says

Published 18/09/2017

Hackers broke into British company Piriform's free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday. [more…]

Fingerprint Cards hit by falling smartphone sensor prices

Fingerprint Cards hit by falling smartphone sensor prices

Published 18/09/2017

Smartphone component maker Fingerprint Cards (FINGb.ST) (FPC) warned revenue would be far below market estimates in the third quarter as the industry switches to cheaper user-recognition technology, sending its shares tumbling 22 percent. [more…]