Archive for July, 2015

As the Obama administration campaign to stop the commercialization of strong encryption heats up, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is firing back on behalf of the companies like Apple and Google that are finding themselves under attack. Continue reading

Zidoo X1

Zidoo has released some new firmware and two new launchers for the Zidoo X1. We always recommend that users upgrade their firmware. The bug-fixes alone are normally worth the effort, and this release seems to be mostly focusing on fixing bugs and improving the user interface. If you’re looking for a list … Continue reading

Rapid development and testing of drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and control future outbreaks, experts say Continue reading

A recombinant, replication-competent vesicular stomatitis virus-based vaccine expressing a surface glycoprotein of Zaire Ebolavirus (rVSV-ZEBOV) is a promising Ebola vaccine candidate. We report the results of an interim analysis of a trial of rVSV-ZEBOV in Guinea, west Africa. Continue reading

Ethereum is an open source programming language, cryptocurrency, and chat system, and its founders and many fans believe it could change the way we use the internet. Today, the first build of Ethereum—Frontier—was released. Continue reading

Parked Lorries, Hong Kong

Remember the opening scene of the first Fast and Furious film when bandits hijacked a truck to steal its cargo? Or consider the recent real-life theft of $4 million in gold from a truck transiting from Miami to Massachusetts. Heists like these could become easier to pull off thanks to security flaws in systems used for tracking valuable shipments and assets. Continue reading

July has been a fairly poor month for Adobe Flash Player security, to say the least. Three separate zero-day vulnerabilities (all courtesy of the Hacking Team dump) have left many people concerned about Flash security, with many (including this blog) calling for it to go away. Continue reading

This week, Cisco provided comments on the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed cybersecurity regulations. These comments reflect the realities of how Cisco looks to protect both our customers and our products. They also emphasize the critical role that security researches, access to tools, and qualified talent have in cybersecurity. Continue reading


Cisco presents a vision of the future in the Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report that we expect many—particularly in the security industry—might find a little controversial. We suggest that over the next five years, there will be a continued wave of industry consolidation—driven less by financially motivated M&A and more by the need for capable solutions—that brings together niche innovators and long-standing players for the greater cause of protecting organizations. Continue reading

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Cisco has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability in its ASR 1000 line of routers, a bug that’s caused by an issue with the way the routers handle some fragmented packets. Continue reading