Peter Thiel says he doesn't trust the FBI to safeguard an encryption backdoor
Thiel, an outspoken Trump supporter, supports the current status when it comes to encryption.
Feds plan to use SecureDrop as a vulnerability reporting portal
The plan is for DEF CON to host the servers for the vulnerability reporting, acting as a bridge between hackers and the government.
At DEF CON’s aviation village, the military is interested in more than just the hacks
The Defense Digital Service's newly minted chief, Brett Goldstein, tells CyberScoop his team intends to use the DEFCON aviation village as a way to attract recruits to hack the Pentagon.
A phishing campaign with nation-state hallmarks is targeting Chinese government agencies
The identity of the hackers responsible remains elusive, though the phishing targets in China and the IP addresses involved indicate a coordinated effort, researchers from Anomali said.
Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security
Security researcher Chris Kubecka knew that it might be a tough assignment to catch an intruder on the email system at Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Netherlands. But the story only got bigger once she got to work.
NSA's reverse-engineering malware tool, Ghidra, to get new features to save time, boost accuracy
The spy agency says it has listened to feedback from users and is integrating some of those ideas into the software.
Meet APT41, the Chinese hackers moonlighting for personal gain
In a first for China-based group, FireEye said, the hackers are using malware typically reserved for spying for personal gain.
'Machete' cyber-espionage group goes after military in Venezuela
The group, dubbed "Machete by ESET, has been known to hit many Latin American countries.
Hey, industry: Cybersecurity needs to be a safety essential in your products
As technology advances and the world becomes more connected, the risk of cyberattacks on vehicles, personal electronic devices and even airborne drones increases.
With Will Hurd's retirement, Congress loses a key cybersecurity advocate
The Texas Republican has advocated strong encryption and higher standards for connected devices.