Tags Ron Wyden

FEC approves anti-spearphishing service for campaigns at low cost

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

Security vendor Area 1 previously argued it's not trying to curry favor with candidates, and that it receives business value in collecting intelligence from attacks aimed at campaigns.

How secure is that .zip file? One senator is urging NIST to weigh in

by Shannon Vavra • 4 weeks ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” Sen. Ron Wyden writes in a letter to the federal agency.

Senator asks Department of Justice if it can keep a lid on its software exploits

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Sen. Ron Wyden is asking what law enforcement agencies are doing to protect their hacking tools from foreign spies.

Ruling possible soon on legality of discounted anti-spearphishing services for campaigns

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The FEC signaled that it thinks Congress would be a more appropriate theater for such issues.

DHS assessment of foreign VPN apps finds security risk real, data lacking

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

"[N]ation-state actors have demonstrated intent and capability to leverage VPN services...for malicious purposes,” according to CISA"s Chris Krebs.

Lawmakers want data on the number of times Senate computers have been hacked

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Right now, lawmakers appear to be in the dark on the issue.

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