[UPDATED 2X] A Google researcher found a privilege elevation bug in Windows. After 90 days he made it public. He gives no indication that he contacted Microsoft.
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Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
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Internet users in India are reporting they're unable to access websites including GitHub, Internet Archive, Pastebin, and Vimeo under an order from India's DoT (Department of Telecom).
The only real surprise I see is a good one having to do with Windows XP and Office 2003. There was other good news and lots of bad.
Hacker conference Chaos Communication Congress 31c3 is under way in Hamburg, Germany right now where three SS7 talks have revealed the ease of invasive cell phone surveillance.
A number of free and open-source projects exist solely to protect your identity and online activity. Here are just a few to make you more secure in the new year.
The anonymity service, attacked by hackers who brought down gaming services over Christmas, was never in any danger during this attack, experts say.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 26, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
[UPDATED] An attacker can introduce persistent boot ROM malware using an "evil maid" attack through the MacBook Thunderbolt ports.
An easy way to browse the internet in anonymity and privacy? Not so fast. Privacy profiteers are among 2014's most disturbing end of the year security trends.
President Obama's remarks about wanting Congress to work on "stronger cybersecurity laws" are reminiscent of one controversial bill that angered privacy groups.
The electronics retail giant published a more detailed timeline on Friday following an investigation that launched this fall.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 19, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
A new strain of the malevolent ZeuS malware has been discovered targeting over 150 banks and 20 payment systems across the globe.
What scams and schemes do you need to watch out for during the holiday season?
The Guardians of Peace must be delighted -- Sony has withdrawn plans to release 'The Interview' in any form.