Apple previously scuttled plans to add end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups, Reuters reports, noting that such a move would have complicated law enforcement investigations. But the apparent olive branch hasn't caused the U.S. government to stop vilifying strong encryption and the technology giants that provide it.
Organizations need to make sure they have the right tools to enable digital forensics teams to determine the origin of an attack, says Dr. Gaurav Gupta, a scientist at India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, who describes "forensics readiness."
The FBI has sent a letter to Apple asking for help in accessing encrypted data from two iPhones belonging to a deceased shooter. The bureau's move may be a prelude to another legal fight between the FBI and Apple over strong encryption.
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore has come up with an operational technology and cybersecurity master plan aimed at building a secure and resilience ecosystem to protect critical infrastructure. But will implementation prove feasible?
The Indian government is putting pressure on WhatsApp to develop a mechanism to trace the origins of fake messages that threaten the nation's security. Will WhatsApp take action? And what do security experts say about the feasibility?
When a total of $580 Million left two Cryptocurrency exchanges after a sophisticated compromise, LIFARS team was engaged in an investigation that involved FBI, US Secret Service, Europol, DHS, IRS and DOJ. This session will take you exclusively inside that investigation and discuss:
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A security audit of popular password managers has revealed some concerning weaknesses. Luckily, none of the problems are showstoppers that should put people off using such applications. But the research shows that some password managers need to more thoroughly scrub data left in memory.
Recent apparently state-sponsored hack attacks have hit dozens of companies in the U.S. and political parties in Australia. Officials say China and Iran appear to have escalated their online espionage campaigns, seeking to gather better intelligence and steal intellectual property.
This Valentine's Day, authorities are once again warning individuals to watch out for anyone perpetrating romance scams. The FTC says Americans lost $143 million to romance scams in 2017, while in the U.K., Action Fraud says reported romance scam losses in 2018 topped $64 million.
Marriott International's digital forensic investigation now counts not 500 million but an "upper limit" of 383 million customers affected by the four-year mega-breach of its Starwood reservations system. The hotel giant now says the breach also exposed more than 5 million unencrypted passport numbers.
Next to corporate communications that claim that "your security is important to us," any website post titled "security update" portends bad news. So too for question-and-answer site Quora, which says a hack exposed 100 million users' personal details, including hashed passwords and private content.
Uber has been slammed with $1.2 million in fines by U.K. and Dutch privacy regulators for its cover-up of a 2016 data breach for more than a year. The breach exposed millions of drivers' and users' personal details to attackers, whom Uber paid $100,000 in hush money and for a promise to delete the stolen data.
Australian human resources software developer PageUp says it has found "no specific evidence" that attackers removed data after the company warned in May that it had been breached. But investigators have found that attackers installed all of the tools they would have needed to exfiltrate data.
Ryan Duquette, an independent forensics examiner who formerly was a criminal investigator in law enforcement, offers insights on public/private partnerships and how investigators can work better with enterprises in the event of a breach.