Tag Archives: software security

Tech firms targeted through CCleaner backdoor

      Comments Off on Tech firms targeted through CCleaner backdoor

It’s bad enough when a piece of security software installed on nearly three quarters of a million PCs turns out to be corrupted. It’s even worse when it appears that this may be a backdoor through which hackers can and have released malware into the affected systems. To find that… Read more »

Share

Password manager apps not infallible

      Comments Off on Password manager apps not infallible

German researchers have given the thumbs-down to nine widely popular password management apps on Android devices. Password vaults or management applications are widely promoted as the best way to juggle numerous complex passwords. Heck, we often tout the benefits of them. But the researchers argue that software fallibility found in… Read more »

Share

Keeping the backdoor locked

      Comments Off on Keeping the backdoor locked

The FBI’s recent encryption contretemps with Apple has reignited discussion around whether tech companies should be obliged to include backdoors in their software. Apart from the ethical arguments, the strongest ones so far highlight the threat these backdoors pose to the integrity of system security. A recent case in point… Read more »

Share