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A recently conducted security assessment of VeraCrypt has revealed over 25 security vulnerabilities in the popular encryption platform, including a critical cryptography flaw. Funded by OSTIF (The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund), the assessment was performed by two Quarkslab senior researchers, Jean-Baptiste Bédrune and Marion Videau. Between Aug. 16 and Sep. 14, 2016, the two […]

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Clients regularly ask IBM’s X-Force Incident Response team to scan their networks for intrusions, malicious activities or other risk factors. One such risk factor that we look for is the use of weak passwords. As countless security compromises have shown, weak passwords are a common root cause for the initial breach of a victim network.

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The FBI has fallen short on assessing the privacy risks and accuracy of a huge facial recognition database used by several law enforcement agencies, a government auditor has said. A new report, released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office Wednesday, shows the FBI’s use of facial recognition technology is “far greater” than previously understood, said Senator […]

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