Stories by Jeremy Kirk

New Chinese law takes aim at encryption

A new law passed by China's Parliament on Sunday requires technology companies to assist the government in decrypting content, a provision that the country maintains is modeled after Western law.

Written by Jeremy Kirk28 Dec. 15 05:17

Attackers are hunting for tampered Juniper firewalls

An experiment by a cybersecurity research center shows attackers are trying to find Juniper firewalls that haven't been patched to remove unauthorized spying code.

Written by Jeremy Kirk22 Dec. 15 06:34

Juniper warns of spying code in firewalls

Juniper, a major manufacturer of networking equipment, said on Thursday it found spying code planted in certain models of its firewalls, an alarming discovery that echoes of state-sponsored tampering.

Written by Jeremy Kirk18 Dec. 15 05:01

Joomla patches critical remote execution bug

The open-source project behind the widely used Joomla content management system has issued a patch for a vulnerability that is now being widely used by hackers.

Written by Jeremy Kirk15 Dec. 15 02:00

Tor hires former EFF chief as executive director

A former Electronic Frontier Foundation executive director will lead the Tor Project, the widely used anonymity tool that frequently comes up in debates over encryption and privacy.

Written by Jeremy Kirk14 Dec. 15 02:13

Police raid alleged bitcoin creator's home

The Australian Federal Police raided the Sydney home on Wednesday of an academic fingered by two technology publications of possibly being the programmer behind the virtual currency bitcoin.

Written by Jeremy Kirk09 Dec. 15 08:24