Ransomware keeps evolving: Cactus strain encrypts itself
Security researchers at U.S.-based Kroll Inc. have discovered a new type of ransomware. The unique feature of the so-called Cactus ransomware: it can bypass endpoint security by encrypting itself, Bleeping Computer reports.
Discovered in March, Cactus is in many ways an ordinary variant of ranso... Read more
Google to start removing secure website indicators in Chrome
Google Chrome will soon replace its iconic lock symbol with a new icon. The company looks to represent a website's security level more accurately. The move could change how we understand website security.
The lock icon was first introduced to indicate that a website uses HTTPS encryption to secu... Read more
AWS adds default encryption to Amazon S3
All objects added to the storage service will now be encrypted by default.
AWS has announced that all objects added to Simple Storage Service (S3) will be encrypted automatically by default, effective immediately. This means that the Amazon Server Side Encryption (SSE) service will be applied au... Read more
Google launches end-to-end encryption for Gmail web
Google recently announced end-to-end encryption for the web version of Gmail. The feature allows users to send and receive encrypted emails inside and outside their domains.
The update involves client-side encryption or E2EE. When enabled, the security feature ensures that sensitive data from an... Read more
‘Encrypted cyberattacks increase by 20 percent’
Cybercriminals increasingly encrypt attack traffic. A research report from Zscaler suggests that more than 85 percent of all cyberattacks were partially or fully encrypted from October 2021 through September 2022, up 20 percent year-over-year.
Encrypted attack traffic slows detection and analy... Read more
‘Office 365 encryption is unsafe’, researchers warn
Researchers warn of a vulnerability in Microsoft's Office 365 Message Encryption feature. Cybercriminals can decrypt messages using a widely documented method. Although Microsoft is aware of the problem, the tech giant refuses to take action.
Microsoft offers multiple encryption options for dat... Read more
Vulnerable SMBs prop up an IT supply chain riddled with ransomware
A recent report by Trend Micro suggests that SMBs are the weak link in IT supply chains.
Ransomware is one of the many threats that small and medium business enterprises (SMBs) face on an almost daily basis. Attacks can damage their reputation and wallet and bring their day-to-day operations to... Read more
Zoom launches ‘bring your own key’ encryption
Zoom is adding a ‘bring your own key’ encryption to offer better security to its users.
We've all seen the rise of Zoom in the pandemic. Both organizations and schools were increasingly using Zoom to carry out daily tasks. The video-conferencing application allows people to connect.The troub... Read more
SGX, Intel’s seemingly secure data fortress, has been breached
The ÆPIC leak CPU bug spills users' sensitive and confidential data in seconds from Intel SGX enclaves.
Intel's latest CPUs contain a major vulnerability that enables attackers to achieve encryption keys as well as other private data protected by its SGX. This cutting-edge feature works as a va... Read more
Thales and Google Cloud collaborate on Ubiquitous Data Encryption
Thales is strengthening its partnership with Google Cloud. A new collaboration should provide joint customers with more security options for storing sensitive data in the public cloud environment.
The collaboration includes the launch of Ubiquitous Data Encryption for Google Cloud. This form of ... Read more