Encryption Arms Race Escalates
Win XP, Server 2003 Zero-Days Found
Akamai Buys Cybersecurity Firm
Tech Giants Fight To Stop NSA Spying
'Tis the Season for Cyberscams
Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the NSA's recently revealed surveillance programs. But is encryption technology worth it?
Microsoft is investigating reports of a zero-day vulnerability in a kernel component of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, accessed using older versions of Adobe Reader.
In a move to beef up its security, Akamai Technologies is betting $307 million on Prolexic, an acquisition that could help better protect its customers from distributed denial of service attacks.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are engaged in a costly tech arms race, with their businesses and cultures at stake. Not against one another, mind you, but a common foe: the NSA.
This holiday season is stacking up to be one of unprecedented plunder for cybergrinches. Crooks go where the money is, and cybercriminals are concentrating on mobile devices and social media.