WhatsApp Critical security flaw in WhatsApp allows manipulation of messages

Security researchers at Checkpoint have revealed the existence of a critical security flaw in messaging platform WhatsApp that allows anyone …

Threats US agencies batting for new legislation to enable encryption backdoors

Top federal officials in the United States are debating whether to introduce a new legislation to outlaw end-to-end encryption that …

News Passwords of G Suite enterprise users were stored in plain text since 2005

Google recently announced that an error in functionality in G Suite that allowed domain administrators to set and recover passwords …

Information Security What does an effective strategy for encryption entail?

Simon Keates, Business Development Director, EMEA at Thales eSecurity, highlights what the best approach for an effective encryption strategy is …

Threats Researchers uncover 180 vulnerabilities in 30 financial services apps

A widespread absence of application security controls and secure coding along with weak encryption standards have rendered a large number …

Threats Encryption backdoors will increase the risk of nation-state attacks

Nearly three in four IT security professionals believe that forcing organisations to create encryption backdoors to sensitive data could place …

Threats Real-time locations of 238,000 Family Locator app users exposed via unsecured server

Real-time locations of as many as 238,000 users of the Family Locator app were left exposed for external access after …

News Hacker behind €10 million IOTA cryptocurrency theft arrested in Oxford

A hacker suspected of being behind the theft of €10 million in IOTA cryptocurrency from 85 victims since January last …

Threats Widely-used PremiSys access control system features four zero-day vulnerabilities

The popular PremiSys access control system, which is used by Fortune 500 companies, universities, medical centres and government agencies to …

Threats Employees didn’t enjoy access to customers’ private videos, Ring clarifies

Ring, the small doorbell-maker that Amazon acquired last year, gave several employees unrestricted access to videos recorded by customers and …

News Hyatt launches bug bounty programme to uncover security vulnerabilities

Soon after Marriott International announced that a massive data breach it suffered last year compromised approximately 383 million data records, …

Information Security Australia introduces its own ‘Snooper’s Charter’ to read encrypted WhatsApp chatter

The Australian parliament recently passed a bill that authorised law enforcement agencies to compel messaging services such as WhatsApp to …