Kaspersky Lab has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in response to the decision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ban the use of the company’s products in federal agencies. The Russia-based cybersecurity firm’s appeal, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, targets the DHS’s Binding Operational Directive…

Fox-IT, the Netherlands-based cybersecurity firm owned by NCC Group, revealed on Thursday that it had been the victim of a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack made possible by DNS records getting changed at its third-party domain registrar. The incident took place back in September and Fox-IT decided to disclose it now after conducting a detailed analysis. A…

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill that prohibits the use of Kaspersky Lab products and services in federal agencies. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2018 (H.R. 2810) focuses on Department of Defense and Department of Energy programs, authorizes recruitment and retention bonuses for the Armed Forces, and makes changes to national…

A team of researchers has revived an old crypto vulnerability and determined that it affects the products of several major vendors and a significant number of the world’s top websites. Last month, F5 Networks informed customers that some of its BIG-IP products include a vulnerability that can be exploited by a remote attacker for recovering encrypted data…

The costs of complying with data protection requirements are steep, but the costs of non-compliance are even higher, a new study shows. Like the old saying about an ounce of prevention being better than a pound of cure, complying with data protection requirements can be expensive, but the financial consequences of non-compliance can hurt a…

We’ve all heard the old classic, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” While we all enjoy a good song about a partridge in a pear tree, Trend Micro has updated this seasonal standby, counting down the top threats to be aware of heading into 2018, from least to most pressing. Let’s look at the vulnerabilities and potential…

A researcher has discovered that a touchpad driver present on hundreds of HP laptops includes functionality that can be abused for logging keystrokes. The vendor has released patches for a vast majority of affected devices. Michael Myng was looking for ways to control the keyboard backlight functionality on HP laptops when he noticed that the…