Category Archives: Security News

On this page you will find links to selected IT-security related news articles from various sources, including news from conferences and some test results (also from other testing labs). If you find some interesting news or test reports, please let us know!

Sample quality for the Malware Protection Test

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The test set for Malware Protection Test  consisted of about 38,000 samples. As we only use samples that have been analysed by our own in-house automated sandboxes, the quality of our sets is very high. Unlike some other testers, we only use malware in our tests, and do not include PUAs or other controversial software. What is malicious and what is “potentially unwanted” is sometimes debatable. We welcome feedback from vendors; however, the decision as to whether something can or cannot be classified as malware is ultimately up to us, even if our decisions may sometimes be regarded as imperfect.

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Hacking Smart Lock Security

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Case Study: Hacking Smart Lock Security – NewSky Security

Exponential growth of smart technology and Bluetooth Smart With the booming of Internet of Things (IoT), Bluetooth Smart, or Bluetooth v4.0 (aka Low Energy or BLE), has played an increasing role in technology adoption. According to Bluetooth SIG, the global market is expected to reach 1.2 billion Bluetooth Smart devices and 2.7 billion Bluetooth Smart…

Schneier on Testing…

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Schneier on Testing…

Not, I hasten to add, on anti-malware testing, on this occasion. And since I’m not a subscriber to the Cult of Schneier – certainly when he pontificates on the shortcomings of the anti-malware industry – I would have examined any thoughts he had expressed on that specific topic with enough salt to hand for several large pinches….

Safe Harbor agreement ruled invalid by top EU court

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Safe Harbor agreement ruled invalid by top EU court

The European Union’s highest court has today ruled against the transatlantic Safe Harbor agreement which had allowed companies to transfer European citizens’ personal data to the US. The decision, made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), will affect thousands of companies which had been transfering a wide range of information under an agreement that allowed them to circumvent Europe’s much stricter privacy rules.