GitHub has replaced its private RSA SSH host key after discovering it was being inadvertently exposed to the public via a GitHub repository. Used to safeguard SSH access to Git operations, a bad actor could use the key to impersonate GitHub or eavesdrop. But GitHub reported no signs of abuse.
Police in multiple European countries carried out raids against the operators and users of the Exclu encrypted chat app, arresting four dozen individuals. German authorities began investigating the app following a 2019 raid on the Cyberbunker web hosting facility.
Moving from certificate-based to FIDO authentication reduces overhead and complications for enterprises looking to move away from passwords, says Microsoft's Libby Brown. FIDO allows organizations to go passwordless by simply buying a FIDO key and turning it on in their Azure Active Directory.
A class action lawsuit against LastPass alleges that a data breach in August resulted in the theft of $53,000 in bitcoin. An unnamed plaintiff alleges that negligence in the password management company's data security practices led to the Thanksgiving weekend theft.
Smartphone giant Apple says that starting later this year, users can enable end-to-end encryption of iPhone backups stored in the company's commercial cloud. Apple took pains to frame its announcement in the context of cloud computing data breaches.
A year after buying Wickr's encrypted instant-messaging app, Amazon will shut down Wickr Me on Dec. 31, 2023. The app has come under law enforcement scrutiny for allegations that the strong encryption shields drug peddlers and child abusers from prosecution.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission pushed until June 9 the date for nonbanking financial firms to follow cybersecurity mandates in the updated Safeguards Rule. The agency approved the update in a partisan vote in October 2021, imposing requirements such as a written information security program.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the implications of the former Uber CSO's guilty verdict for the rest of the industry, the growing problem of keyless car theft, and the latest progress toward a passwordless future revealed at the annual FIDO Alliance conference.
Organizations can improve security with modern authentication protocols, but the big message to the marketplace is that FIDO Passkeys give customers more convenience and deliver a consistent user experience, according to panelists on the final day of FIDO Alliance's Authenticate 2022 Conference.
Certificate heavyweight DigiCert has landed Zscaler second-in-command Amit Sinha as its new leader and tasked him with boosting trust around connected device and user authentication. DigiCert brought in Sinha following a 12-year stint at Zscaler, where he became company president and a board member.
In Part 2 of this video series, CyberEdBoard member Andrew Abel, a cybersecurity and zero trust consultant, and Chase Cunningham, CSO at Ericom Software, explain why organizations need to think about identities in the context of humans and nonhumans, their roles and their risks.
Multifactor authentication was supposed to be the standard, but the sharp rise in highly successful MFA bypass attacks shows the industry needs to go further in verifying identities. Keynote speakers at Authenticate 2022 said the future of passwordless technology could answer this latest threat.
Emails encrypted through Microsoft Office are vulnerable to attacks that can reveal the original content of messages due to shortcomings in the protocol, says WithSecure security researcher Harry Sintonen. Microsoft says it may finally abandon its use of the Electronic Code Book algorithm.
The United States is arguably involved in a cyberwar against Russia and China - and appears to be losing. In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Tom Kellerman of Contrast Security and Richard Bird of Traceable.ai discuss what the U.S. government and companies need to do to win this cyberwar.
SandboxAQ bought French vendor Cryptosense to help organizations migrate and defend key stores and hardware security modules using post-quantum cryptography architecture. Combining SandboxAQ's network scanning capabilities with Cryptosense's visibility will help firms discard RSA-based encryption.