The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones to focus instead on end-to-end encrypted messaging. But a recent press conference by the heads of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) showed…

Xona Space Systems raises $1 million to improve satellite-based navigation services – TechCrunch

[ad_1] San Mateo-based startup Xona Space Systems has raised a $1 million “pre-seed” round led by 1517, and including participation from Seraphim Capital, Trucks Venture Capital and Stellar Solutions. The company is focused on developing a Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) satellite service that it believes can supersede Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), providing big…

Meet EventBot, a new Android malware that steals banking passwords and two-factor codes – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Security researchers are sounding the alarm over a newly discovered Android malware that targets banking apps and cryptocurrency wallets. The malware, which researchers at security firm Cybereason recently discovered and called EventBot, masquerades as a legitimate Android app — like Adobe Flash or Microsoft Word for Android — which abuses Android’s in-built accessibility features…

Space hacking, iPhone vulnerability, Zoom’s security boom – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Security startups to the rescue. As we continue to ride out the pandemic, security experts are closely monitoring the surge of coronavirus-related cyber threats. Just this week, Google’s Threat Analysis Group, its elite threat hunting unit, says that while the overall number of threats remains largely the same, opportunistic hackers are retooling their efforts…

Zoom to improve encryption and security controls in version 5.0 update

[ad_1] Sorry, Zoom eavesdroppers.  Zoom announced Wednesday that its version 5.0 update will add some security upgrades that privacy-minded “Zoomers” will appreciate. Most significantly, Zoom is improving the encryption standard that it uses, which makes call data more resistant to getting intercepted. Encryption has been a big issue for Zoom since The Intercept uncovered that…

Zoom’s security fallout, Crowdstrike’s new CTO, Bugcrowd raises $30M – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Another week in quarantine. As the world adjusts to working from home under mandatory stay-at-home orders, hackers are keeping busy. Microsoft said this week that coronavirus-related attacks are on the rise but still make up just a fraction of the overall malicious activity. Cybersecurity companies seem to be faring mostly well — in part…

Senator backing anti-crypto bill calls out Zoom’s lack of end-to-end crypto

[ad_1] Richard Blumenthal, the US senator sponsoring a bill that critics say will restrict the use of encryption, is asking for an investigation of video-conference supplier Zoom, partially over its false declare it supplied… end-to-end encryption. The Connecticut Democrat is a sponsor of the EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act…