computer security

Trump blocks Broadcom’s takeover of Qualcomm

President Trump has blocked Broadcom’s proposed $117 billion buyout of Qualcomm over security concerns, according to a White House statement. News of the president’s decision was first re

Despite Uber debacle, HackerOne’s CEO argues why every company should work with hackers

In November, Uber disclosed that a year earlier, hackers stole 57 million driver and rider accounts and that it paid them a $100,000 ransom to delete the information. The breach was reportedly part of

TechVets launches to offer UK military veterans a route into cyber and startups

There’s a problem in the UK tech industry and it’s staring us in the face. The tech industry is growing at twice the rate of the wider economy and now contributes around £97bn a year, up 30pc in

Splunk’s data analytics gets a security boost with $350 million acquisition of Phantom Cyber

The data analytics service provider Splunk is giving itself a security upgrade with its $350 million cash and stock acquisition of the security automation technology developer, Phantom Cyber. One of t

1Password bolts on a ‘pwned password’ check

Password management service 1Password has a neat new feature that lets users check whether a password they’re thinking of using has already been breached. At which point it will suggest they pic

SimpliSafe upgrades the DIY home security experience

SimpliSafe, a Boston-based home security company, launched their first security products in 2009 and the devices were a hit. Thanks to their home-security-in-a-box solution the average homeowner could

The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market

Ofer Schreiber Contributor Ofer Schreiber is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor Trends in Israel’s cybersecurity investments The drone race is off and running, with Israel

Security researchers flag invite bug in WhatsApp group chats

Security researchers have revealed details of a vulnerability in WhatsApp's security that could be used to compromise the secrecy of encrypted group chats on the messaging platform.

Twitter adds support for app-based two-factor authentication

Twitter is rolling out an update to its platform security that will allow users to employ third-part authentication apps to receive a two-factor login authentication for their Twitter account. Twitter

The White House wants to ban cell phones, citing security risk

The Donald can't seem to keep his hands off the phone while in the White House, but the same rules may not apply to his staff in the near future. The White House is mulling a personal cell phone ban f

Imgur says 1.7M emails and passwords were breached in 2014 hack

Image-hosting site turned meme social network, Imgur, is the latest tech service to 'fess up to a security breach. In a blog post Friday it revealed that hackers had compromised its systems in 2014,

Uber data breach includes UK users — but it’s still not clear how many

The UK's digital minister has said the October 2016 data breach that Uber disclosed this week does affect UK users -- though it's still unclear how many are impacted at this stage.

Tortuga Logic raises $2 million to build chip-level security systems

Tortuga Logic has raised $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to help in their effort to maintain chip-level system security. Based in Palo Alto, the company plans to use the cash to build

Kaspersky fights spying claims with code review plan

Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has announced what it's dubbing a "comprehensive transparency initiative" as the company seeks to beat back suspicion that its antivirus software h

Equifax products also leaked thousands of salary histories

Equifax is still leaking like a sieve. Security researcher Brian Krebs has outlined a vulnerability in Equifax’s The Work Number product, a system used by credit companies to confirm your salary

Threat Stack snares $45 million investment as spotlight shines brightly on security

Threat Stack, the Boston-based security startup that helps companies stay protected in the cloud, reeled in a $45 million investment today. It seems that they are in the right place in the right time

A Google security chief considers the NSA a state-sponsored threat

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 Google’s Manager of Information Security Heather Adkins sat down for a fireside chat. Among the varying topics discussed, she spoke about what’s like to

Security researchers find gross deficiencies on Equifax Argentina site

As we close in on a week since Equifax announced the massive hack that could potentially have exposed the financial information of 143 million consumers in the U.S., we have been left with many questi

New Bluetooth vulnerability can hack a phone in 10 seconds

Security company Armis has found a collection of eight exploits, collectively called BlueBorne, that can allow an attacker access to your phone without touching it. The attack can allow access to comp

A perfect storm of corporate idiocy

At this point in the game there should be a single page on every corporate website, preferably accessible from its front page, that includes the name and all contact details for the Chief Security Off
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