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  • Facebook open sources Proxygen, C++ HTTP framework + server

    06.11.2014

    After having open sourced the OS analysis tool osquery a week ago, Facebook has announced on Wednesday that Proxygen - a collection of C++ HTTP libraries and an easy-to-use HTTP server - is getting the same treatment.

  • Which messaging technologies are actually secure?

    05.11.2014

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has evaluated 39 chat clients, text messaging apps, email apps, and technologies for voice and video calls, and found that only six of them fulfil the seven criteria the organization deems necessary for user security: Data is encrypted in transitData is encrypted at the provider levelThey offer the option of verifying contacts' identitiesIf encryption keys are stolen, past communications are secure (the app provides forward-secrecy)The cryptography design of the app has been well documentedThe app's code is open to independent reviewThe app's code has been audited.The six apps in questions are ChatSecure, CryptoCat, Silent Circle's Silent Phone and Silent Text, and Open WhisperSystems's Signal/RedPhone and TextSecure (the latter's code and cryptographic protocol have only recently been audited).

  • Google open sources nogotofail, a network traffic security testing tool

    04.11.2014

    In their quest to make users, the Internet, and digital devices in general more secure, a number of big Internet companies have recently announced a new collaboration that will focus on making open source projects "easier for everyone".

  • Researchers audit the TextSecure encrypted messaging app

    03.11.2014

    A group of German researchers have audited TextSecure, the popular open source encrypted messaging application for Android, and the news is good.

  • Facebook embraces Tor users, sets up onion address

    03.11.2014

    While in the past Facebook has occasionally blocked Tor connections because of security considerations, the company has decided it will help Tor users from now on, and announced that they have created a Facebook onion address.




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New Zeus variant targets users of 150 banks

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  A new variant of the infamous Zeus banking and information-stealing Trojan has been created to target the users of over 150 different banks and 20 payment systems in 15 countries, including the UK, the US, Russia, Spain and Japan.


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