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  • Germany's new cyber-security law aimed at securing critical infrastructure


    German institutions and businesses that fall in the "critical infrastructure" category will have to implement new information security measures, as defined by the new IT security law passed on Friday by the German Bundesrat (the country's "Federal Council").

  • FBI director insists Silicon Valley can solve the encryption dilemma - if they try hard enough


    On Wednesday, the US Senate Judiciary Committee got to hear from FBI director James Comey and DOJ Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates on how end-to-end encryption employed by certain companies (but mostly Apple) is becoming a problem for law enforcement's investigations.

  • Teenage Lizard Squad hacker found guilty of 50,700 charges


    A 17-year-old member of the infamous Lizard Squad has been found guilty of 50,700 charges by a Finnish court, but won't serve his sentence in a prison.

  • Security experts explain to US, UK governments why mandated encryption backdoors are a bad idea


    Today, FBI director James Comey and Sally Quillian Yates, the deputy attorney general at the Justice Department, are scheduled to address the US Senate Judiciary Committee about law enforcement's need to have access to increasingly encrypted communications.

  • Hacking Team scrambling to limit damage brought on by explosive data leak


    Who hacked Hacking Team, the Milan-based company selling intrusion and surveillance software to governments, law enforcement agencies and (as it turns out) companies? A hacker who goes by "Phineas Fisher" claims it was him (her? them?): The hacker has also previously compromised UK-based Gamma International, another provider that sells their spying wares to governments, and which has also been named an "enemy of the Internet." Phineas Fisher says there will be more similar hacks in the future: In the meantime, Hacking Team is scrambling to minimize the damage this hack and data leak is doing to the company.


Microsoft Edge: New browser, new risks for Windows 10

Microsoft Edge, the new browser in Windows 10, represents a significant increase in the security over Internet Explorer. However, there are also new potential threat vectors that arenít present in older versions.

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