Security company McAfee recently spread a malware to their users via a domain associated with their email protection service. The service, McAfee ClickProtect, claims to protect businesses from hacking, which includes email malware. However, it was the company’s own safe link “cp.mcafee.com” that directed users to a malicious Word document that...

Twitter has recently un-verified the accounts of known white supremacists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler who were involved in the Charlottesville protest that resulted in a fatality. Last Wednesday, Twitter disclosed that its verification status was usually equated as an endorsement. Yesterday however, the site announced that it will no longer...

Last Tuesday, the EU passed a new Consumer Protection Cooperation regulation which grants additional powers to the consumer protection agencies in the bloc. However, it also included a vague clause that would allow the agencies to take down websites without judicial review, as explained by EU Parliament member Julia Reda...

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Parity Technologies said last Wednesday that their investigation in the incident which has left $160 million in Ethereum blocked from their owners has led them to overhaul their wallet’s infrastructure and implementation. In addition to other proposed changes, the company announced that it will be temporarily removing the...

A London-based startup that offers debit card services which can be used for spending cryptocurrencies was launched last Tuesday.   Helmed by a Credit Suisse veteran, the London Block Exchange announced that it will be launching a sterling-to-cryptocurrency exchange that customers can use to convert Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and Monero...

Sweden’s Datainspektionen is currently investigating complaints of Swedish internet account holders regarding threat letters from ‘copyright trolls’, or companies which seek to turn a profit by hounding users suspected of piracy. Reports from Swedish Radio revealed that the said companies have contacted a number of Swedes, demanding them to pay up....

White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce recently revealed that the set of rules governing the disclosure of cybersecurity flaws has just been published on Whitehouse.gov. Created under the previous administration, the Vulnerability Equities Process dictated how flaws discovered by intelligence agencies were supposed to be handled. The process is said to...

The Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) recently announced that it is currently working on a security framework for the country’s IoT ecosystem. Last Wednesday, IoTAA principal consultant Geof Heydon revealed that they have gotten the support of the Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce for a process that certifies IoT devices,...