AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.
21 hours ago Apple Fixes Zero-Day Flaws Used to Target ActivistInfoRiskToday View Synopsis+1
Spyware Sold by Israel's NSO Group Linked to Attempted AttackA UAE-based activist targeted by a rare and valuable remote exploit for Apple's mobile software has caused concern over the continued sale of powerful spying tools to governments with poor human rights records.
As the uptake of SSL grows, Tim Blombery, systems engineer at A10 Networks, said threat actors are increasingly leveraging SSL-based encryption to hide malicious activity.
1 day ago Muddying the waters of infosec: Cyber upstart, investors short medical biz - then reveal bugsThe Register View Synopsis+1
Some sharks wear suits and ties
Analysis A team of security researchers tipped off an investment firm about software vulnerabilities in life-preserving medical equipment in order to profit from the fallout.
As the Singapore government mulls over the role of VPNs in bypassing geo-blocks, any potential ban will unfairly penalise the use of such tools for security and privacy reasons and may drive content users to illegal downloads.
The messaging service's remarkable growth was founded on a strict code against advertising. Finally, and inevitably under Facebook, it has started bending those rules.
BTS (base transceiver station) products are susceptible to complete takeover because of critical vulnerabilities affecting the underlying software, security firm Zimperium warns.
Researchers figured out a way to move the responsibility of securing millions of BYOD and IoT devices to the network. Get details about the SECURED project.
Rescue workers at the earthquake site in Italy have asked local residents to disable passwords from their wi-fi networks to help rescuers and aid workers communicate.......
SS7 weakness, leak of phone numbers could let hackers spy on "half of Congress."
Did Investment Firm, 'Ethical Hacker' Take Appropriate Action?Medical device cybersecurity is an important area of focus that needs a brighter spotlight. But a new report questioning the security of certain cardiac devices from St. Jude Medical Inc. raises some serious ethical issues about the whistleblowers.
St. Jude Medical declares claim of vulnerability "false and misleading"
When recording voice conversations, complying with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard regulations is tricky. Voice-analysis tech simplifies the process.