Britain's home secretary claims that "real people" don't really want unbreakable, end-to-end encryption - they just like cool features. Accordingly, she asks, why can't we just compromise and add backdoors, thus breaking crypto for everyone?
Demands by politicians that people must be willing to surrender their privacy rights to help security services battle cybercrime are shorthand for governments having significantly underinvested in the required resources, says information security expert Brian Honan.
Worried about the use of encryption by terrorists, Australia plans to lobby its key signal intelligence partners at a meeting in Canada for the creation of new legal powers that would allow access to scrambled communications. But Australia says it doesn't want backdoors. So what does it want?
Opportunistic attackers may have breached some Parliament email accounts by brute-force guessing their way into accounts with weak passwords. But such a breach is hardly the "cyberattack" some are making it out to be.
Microsoft has sought to get in front of a brewing controversy over whether it unfairly disables third-party anti-virus products in Windows 10. The company is seeking to dampen charges that are reminiscent of its years-long legal tangles with global antitrust regulators.
A new dump from WikiLeaks has revealed an apparent CIA project - code named "CherryBlossom" - that since 2007 has used customized, Linux-based firmware covertly installed on business and home routers to monitor internet traffic and exploit targets' devices.
GDPR is in effect, and in one year, regulators will start to assess penalties against enterprises not in conformance with the regulation. How prepared are entities? Will it take a high-profile penalty to get the world's attention? Michael Hack of Ipswitch weighs in.
Marissa Mayer bids adieu to Yahoo as Verizon completes its acquisition of the company for $4.48 billion - a $350 million discount gained after the search giant last year revealed that it had suffered two massive data breaches.
Infosecurity Europe 2017 in London drew an estimated 18,000 attendees. Here are 13 visual highlights from the annual information security conference, ranging from tchotchkes and keynotes to 19th century architecture and live hacks of internet-connected devices.
On the eve of Europe's biggest annual cybersecurity conference, and scores of interviews with some of the world's leading information security experts, I'm asking how the London Bridge attacks will change the tenor of at least some of these discussions.
A number of media reports have recently suggested there's a "link" between WannaCry and the Lazarus hacking group, implying that North Korea authorized the ransomware campaign. But based on the evidence available so far, it's much too early to attribute the attacks to anyone.
The cybersecurity epitaph of the fired FBI director could read: "He showed courage to take on Apple." Comey publicly battled Apple CEO Tim Cook over unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, becoming the face of the proponents who seek ways to bypass encryption on mobile devices.
Reporting software vulnerabilities can be legally dicey, particularly if the affected company has not previously had contact with computer security researchers. A Sydney consultant recently experienced both ends of the spectrum while investigating building management software.