Senator Seeks Privacy Answers on Face ID

As tech enthusiasts pore over the design details of the iPhone X and swoon at the thought of a quarter-inch more screen space, some lawmakers are asking Apple for more details about the way the phone’s new Face ID authentication system works and what might be done with users’ faceprints. Face ID is the biggest technical change in the new…
April 8, 2016
FBI Says Fake CEO Email Scam Losses Hit $2.3 Billion
The FBI says it has seen a huge increase in the volume of business email compromise scams hitting enterprises in the last year, and estimates…
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April 7, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin
Jessy Irwin of 1Password returns to the podcast to talk with Dennis Fisher about the conclusion, at east for now, of the Apple-FBI case, the…
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April 7, 2016
Apple Fixes Passcode Bypass Flaw in iOS 9.3.1
Apple has fixed a serious vulnerability in iOS that allowed any user to access the contacts and some other information on some iPhone models when…
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April 5, 2016
Former Exploit Broker: ‘Market is Misrepresented’
ORLANDO–The buying and selling of exploits for zero-day vulnerabilities in software is perhaps the most controversial topic in the security community over the last few…
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April 5, 2016
How a Data Breach Pushed Duke University Into the Two-Factor Authentication Era
ORLANDO–One of the few topics that it is relatively easy to get consensus on in the security community is that passwords have outlived their usefulness…
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April 4, 2016
Attackers Target Medical Devices, But Do Nothing Once They’re In
ORLANDO–Medical devices have become the new go-to example whenever someone wants to illustrate just how bad security is. And for good reason. These devices often…
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April 4, 2016
How the Focus on Technology is Undermining Security
ORLANDO–It’s accepted as fact that many of the compromises and data breaches that make headlines and cost CSOs their jobs are accomplished through the use…
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April 1, 2016
Crypto Debate is About Power and Authority, Experts Say
Building devices and communications infrastructure that are resistant to compromise and surveillance has become an imperative in today’s environment, but it’s work that can run into…
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April 1, 2016
April 1 – The Week In Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, YouMail reports 2.3 Billion robocalls were made to US citizens in February and Pindrop’s VP and General Manager of EMEA,…
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April 1, 2016
FBI’s Mystery iPhone Technique at Center of Discussion
Apple has just released a new version of iOS, and it contains a number of important security fixes, notably one for a bug in iMessage.…
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March 31, 2016
Wyden: ‘Plans to Weaken Strong Encryption Are a Double Loser’
Sen. Ron Wyden, who has been perhaps the most outspoken legislator on the topic of encryption, privacy, and government intervention in technology, said he will…
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March 30, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Mike Mimoso on the Apple-FBI Case
Dennis Fisher talks with Mike Mimoso of Threatpost about the details of Apple’s legal and PR battle with the FBI and federal government. The case…
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