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  • Guide: 6 modern security tools for Windows 8

    01.08.2014

    Windows 8 tablets and touch-enabled hybrid devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro series, are just as prone to malware attacks and other threats as your desktop computer.

  • Security contest rewards builders of secure systems

    31.07.2014

    More often than not, computer security competitions come in the form of Capture The Flag (CTF) contests, and the emphasis is on breaking systems.

  • BitTorrent's decentralized chat app keeps content, metadata safe

    31.07.2014

    BitTorrent, the company that develops the homonymous peer-to-peer protocol and two popular clients that use it, has announced the release of Bleep, an online communication (voice and text) application that lets users "make a direct, decentralized connection to someone they trust." "Messaging and voice applications currently available all rely on central servers.

  • 0-days found in Symantec Endpoint Protection

    30.07.2014

    While testing of the systems and networks of a financial services company, a team of penetration testers from Offensive Security have unearthed a number of vulnerabilities, including three privilege escalation zero-day bugs affecting Symantec Endpoint Protection, the firm's security software of choice.

  • Free iPhone app for encrypted phone calls released

    30.07.2014

    There is finally a free alternative for all iOS users who are looking to encrypt their voice calls: the app is called Signal, and has been developed by the Open Whisper Systems project.




Spotlight

Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing MITM attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.


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