How to steal PGP encryption keys (using radio waves and pita bread)

An ingenious team of Israeli security researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered a way to steal secret encryption keys using a gadget so small it can be hidden inside some pita bread.

The role of proxies and protocols in malware investigations

What is a proxy and what types of proxies exist? What protocol are used in the anonymization process? How does anonymity help with malware investigations?

Minor Chrome release fixes serious bugs

Google has updated the Chrome browser to version 43.0.2357.130 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Polish airline LOT grounded by ‘first attack of its kind’

Hackers are being blamed for an attack which grounded 1,400 passengers set to fly on Polish airline LOT.

LinkedIn to stick with invite-only bug bounty program

LinkedIn will continue a bug bounty program that pays out to a closed group of security researchers, claiming that an invite-only approach reduces the number of irrelevant reports.

Reddit goes HTTPS, joins Wikipedia at security table

Popular meme site Reddit has announced that it will soon encrypt all traffic with HTTPS by default.

Cyber Boot Camp: a head start for tomorrow’s cyber workforce

Every June, a select group of students from high schools and middle schools in San Diego County, California, get five days of intense education in the art of defending computer systems.

Apple iOS and OS X flaws leave passwords vulnerable

A vulnerability found in Apple’s iOS and OS X devices could allow hackers to upload malware and steal passwords for services including Mail and iCloud

Must-know security tips for non-technical fathers

Few people’s idea of a relaxing Father’s Day involves getting to grips with IT security, but scammers typically target the holidays to catch out consumers.

DuckDuckGo traffic up after Apple integration and privacy issues

Privacy search engine DuckDuckGo has seen traffic rocket after recent widely publicized privacy scares, according to the company.

UK Consumers willing to share DNA with banks to secure identity

Consumers in the UK would be happy to share their DNA if it would help secure their financial and personal information, according to a new report.

Top US baseball team accused of hacking rival

The St. Louis Cardinals, one the United States’s top major league baseball teams, is being investigated for allegedly hacking into the computer systems of sporting rivals.

New exploit compromises Samsung Galaxy phones

Potentially 600m Samsung Galaxy phones are at risk of malicious compromise after a new exploit was discovered by a security researcher.

EU data protection regulation overhaul inches closer

The 28 EU member states have taken a significant step towards a historic overhaul of EU-wide data protection laws, first proposed three years ago.

Password security firm LastPass compromised

Popular online password vault provider LastPass has warned users to update their master account passwords after their network was hacked.

A beginner’s guide to starting in InfoSec

Much ink has been spilt about the shortage of people trained in information security – especially the lack of women in the industry. Lysa Myers discusses.

Uber site flaw allows hacker to display rival ad

A flaw in taxi cab network Uber’s site allowed a security researcher to manipulate the firms home page and display a rival advert, it has been claimed.

Wikipedia switches to HTTPS by default

Wikimedia has announced that all of its web properties – including the enormously popular crowd-sourced dictionary Wikipedia – will now use HTTPS encryption by default.

iOS bug leaves iCloud passwords vulnerable

A security researcher has highlighted an iOS bug that makes it easier for hackers to to steal iCloud passwords.

Snapchat bolsters security with optional Two-factor authentication

Snapchat has added an option for two-factor authentication in its latest update, followed in the footsteps of Apple, Twitter and Facebook.

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