Cryptography

Quantum Security Goes Live with Samsung Galaxy
Posted on Friday May 15, 2020

Quantum technology, which has been touted as "unhackable," debuts with Samsung, SK Telecom in a world's first.

Paying Ransomware Crooks Doubles Clean-up Costs, Report
Posted on Friday May 15, 2020

Paying ransom to cybercriminals costs companies hit with ransomware attacks more than recovering data on their own, according to a new research.

Blue Mockingbird Monero-Mining Campaign Exploits Web Apps
Posted on Thursday May 07, 2020

The cybercriminals are using a deserialization vulnerability, CVE-2019-18935, to achieve remote code execution before moving laterally through the enterprise.

Zoom Beefs Up End-to-End Encryption to Thwart ‘Zoombombers’
Posted on Thursday May 07, 2020

As the company continues to battle security woes, it has acquired Keybase to boost security and privacy. A full cryptographic draft architecture will be available on May 22.

Shade Threat Actors Call It Quits, Release 750K Encryption Keys
Posted on Thursday April 30, 2020

The team behind the ransomware, first spotted in late 2014 and typically targeting Russian victims, apologized to victims in a post on GitHub.

Malicious Google Web Extensions Harvest Cryptowallet Secrets
Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2020

Several fake browser extensions masqueraded as legitimate cryptocurrency utilities in a snowballing campaign.

Tokyo Olympics Postponed, But 5G Security Lessons Shine
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2020

Threatpost Senior Editor Tara Seals is joined by Russ Mohr, engineer and Apple evangelist at MobileIron along with Jerry Ray, COO at SecureAge, for a discussion about the now postponed Tokyo Games and its use of 5G and the myriad of security concerns Japan is preparing for.

Let’s Encrypt to Revoke Millions of TLS Certs
Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2020

On Wednesday millions of Transport Layer Security certificates will be revoked because of a Certificate Authority Authorization bug.

Billions of Devices Open to Wi-Fi Eavesdropping Attacks
Posted on Wednesday February 26, 2020

The Kr00k bug arises from an all-zero encryption key in Wi-Fi chips that reveals communications from devices from Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung and others.

RSAC 2020: Blockchain is ‘Garbage In’, Voting Needs Paper Ballots
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

The annual cryptographer's panel took on issues of privacy and how new crypto-technologies apply to it in today's digital world.

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