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Linux Mint users have received an update to the mintUpdate package which will alert users if they're infected with the TSUNAMI backdoor. The backdoor can give hackers remote access to systems.
The Linux Mint founder, Clement Lefebvre, announced that a malicious ISO was hosted on the site on Saturday. Users should re-download a new ISO and reinstall their Mint installs if affected.
A new type of Facebook hoax is currently circulating on the website. People are tagged in an alleged video, which upon opening is a malware hosting website, that can infect a wide range of devices.
The US House of Representatives has pushed forward an amendment that would cut funding from the NSA's controversial backdoor searches and stop the NSA from adding backdoors to encryption standards.
A backdoor has been discovered affecting the modem of various Samsung devices, allowing remote and indiscriminate read/write/delete access to the device's storage
A US District Judge has ordered the FBI to come clean on their efforts to access encrypted information and force manufacturers to build backdoors into their products, following a lawsuit from the EFF.
Random numbers are critical for cryptography: for encryption keys, random authentication challenges, initialization vectors, nonces, key-agreement schemes, generating prime numbers and so on. Break the random-number generator, and most of the time you break the...
Windows Vista won't have a backdoor that could be used by police forces to get into encrypted files, Microsoft has stressed. In February, a BBC News story suggested that the British government...
The media has already written extensively about how Sony BMG appliedrootkit technology to hide and protect DRM components used to prevent disks from being copied. One highly unfortunate effect of Sony's decision to use this...
An interesting point raised here is the trust we have in closed source providers like Cisco and Microsoft. Although i'm not suggesting that everything should be open sourced, should we introduce some kind of mandatory...