Category: cryptography

2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise 0

2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise

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Satori Cyber raises $5.25M to help businesses protect their data flows 0

Satori Cyber raises $5.25M to help businesses protect their data flows

The amount of data that most companies now store — and the places they store it — continues to increase rapidly. With that, the risk of the wrong people managing to get access to...

Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online 0

Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online

An online company that allows users to obtain a copy of their birth and death certificates from U.S. state governments has exposed a massive cache of applications — including their personal information. More than...

GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks 0

GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks

Data breaches that could cause millions of dollars in potential damages have been the bane of the life of many a company. What’s required is a great deal of real-time monitoring. The problem is...

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks 0

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers...

‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data 0

‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data

The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database...

Google launches OpenTitan, an open-source secure chip design project 0

Google launches OpenTitan, an open-source secure chip design project

Google has partnered with several tech companies to develop and build OpenTitan, a new, collaborative open-source secure chip design project. The aim of the new coalition is to build trustworthy chip designs for use...

6 tips founders need to know about securing their startup 0

6 tips founders need to know about securing their startup

If you’ve read anything of mine in the past year, you know just how complicated security can be. Every day it seems there’s a new security lapse, a breach, a hack, or an inadvertent...

Facebook is being leant on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan 0

Facebook is being leant on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan

Here we go again. Western governments are once again dialling up their attack on end-to-end encryption — calling for either no e2e encryption or backdoored e2e encryption so platforms can be commanded to serve state...