Apple has explained that an issue that briefly affected developer accounts today was caused by a bug and not a security breach as some had speculated. Earlier today (Wednesday), handfuls of reports ca
Here are four cybersecurity terms that will root many conversations, both on the expo floor and among experts and analysts in the briefing rooms at Black Hat.
Mozilla today announced that it is launching the Secure Open Source (SOS) Fund to help make open source code more secure. The fund, which will get an initial grant $500,000 from the Mozilla Open Sour
I fear that overhyping minor vulnerabilities by branding them, pushing the topic with the media and yes, pre-announcing them will cause people to go numb to these announcements.
CoreOS, the company behind the popular lightweight Linux distribution for data center deployments with the same name, has recently made a big bet on containers. Today, the company is launching Clair,
Google today announced that it is launching Project Zero, an internal team of security specialists tasked with finding vulnerabilities in third-party software -- not to exploit them, but to alert the
Online security is a horrifying nightmare. <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/heartbleed/">Heartbleed</a>. <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/12/19/target-confirms-point-of-sale-data-brea
The OpenSSL Heartbleed disaster definitely opened up many people's eyes to how underfunded and understaffed many of the open source projects the web relies on are. To prevent the next Heartbleed, Face
Heartbleed kicked off a new chapter in the rollicking discussion of privacy, digital security, and the role of government in protecting its citizenry from threats both real and imagined. News of He
The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich's exit f
Update: An account associated with the NSA tweeted out a quick denial: “Statement: NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public.” So, ei
It's been fascinating to watch news of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/04/07/massive-security-bug-in-openssl-could-effect-a-huge-chunk-of-the-internet/">heartbleed, the massive OpenSSL explo
If you're using a bitcoin wallet or an online wallet or exchange, Heartbleed could be a very real problem for you and your BTC. Luckily, things have finally settled down after a few days of panic and
You've probably heard about Heartbleed. You've probably been told that, as far as security vulnerabilities go on the Internet, it's pretty damned scary. But what <em>is</em> Heartbleed? How does it
A large chunk of the Internet is broken at the moment. OpenSSL, used by a host of companies and services to encrypt their data, contained a flaw for two years that, if exploited, allowed external par
I saw a t-shirt one time. “I’m a bomb disposal technician,” it read. “If you see me running, try to keep up.” The same sort of idea can be applied to net security: when a