Lenovo settles FTC, state complaints on preinstalled invasive adware
The company will pay $3.5 million to settle state cases over VisualDiscovery, and will institute a security and privacy audit to satisfy the FTC, but denies wrongdoing.
Vera's Prakash Linga on how enterprises can stop extortion attacks
Vera CTO Prakash Linga talks with Greg Otto on the new wave of attacks that has befallen media companies -- and what companies can do to prevent becoming the next victim.
Justice Department waves legislative stick at tech sector over encryption
It's the first time the Trump administration has suggested it might try to impose a legislative solution to the problem law enforcement faces of increased use of end-to-end encryption.
New tool can help prevent government-mandated backdoors in software, Swiss researchers say
The framework, dubbed "Chainiac," makes it extremely difficult for governments to force vulnerabilities into the software supply chain.
Encryption debate is a top focus at Five Eyes meeting
"I will raise the need to address ongoing challenges posed by terrorists and criminals using encryption," says George Brandis, Australia's attorney general.
Cisco aims to detect malware hidden in encrypted traffic
"Identifying threats contained within encrypted network traffic poses a unique set of challenges," said two Cisco researchers.