Ransomware still under development called Popcorn Time forces victims to either pay the ransom, or try to infect other machines in exchange for the decryption key.
A team of New York University students architected a permissioned blockchain system called Votebook that could be applied to secure electronic voting. Their solution was the winning entry of the Cybersecurity Case Study Competition sponsored by Kaspersky Lab and The Economist.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the latest Linux bug, Sony closing backdoors in cameras, and Google's new open source fuzzer.
Finnish security researcher Jouko Pynnonen found a second stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in Yahoo Mail in less than a year, both of which earned him $10,000 bug bounties.
Two German researchers are calling into question the security afforded by AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization feature debuting in the chip maker's upcoming Zen server chips.
Matthew D. Green, PhD, a well-known cryptographer and researcher at Johns Hopkins University, will carry out an audit of OpenVPN.
A D.C. think tank recommends regulations that mandate IoT security by design before attacks infiltrate critical infrastructure, financial and health care organizations.
A local, race condition vulnerability in the af_packet implementation in Linux was patched this week. The bug allows a local attacker to execute code or crash a server.
Locus Energy has patched 100,000 of its residential and commercial power meters that were vulnerable to command injection attacks and code execution.
Researchers have observed an uptick in attacks using the banking malware Floki Bot against U.S., Canadian and Brazilian banks and insurance firms.