• Indictment, Lawsuits Revive Trump-Alfa Bank Story
    by BrianKrebs on September 23, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    In October 2016, media outlets reported that data collected by some of the world's most renowned cybersecurity experts had identified frequent and unexplained communications between an email server used by the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, one of Russia's largest financial institutions. Those publications set off speculation about a possible secret back-channel of communications, as well as a series of lawsuits and investigations that culminated last week with the indictment of the same former federal cybercrime prosecutor who brought the data to the attention of the FBI five years ago.

  • ROT8000
    by Bruce Schneier on September 23, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    ROT8000 is the Unicode equivalent of ROT13. What’s clever about it is that normal English looks like Chinese, and not like ciphertext (to a typical Westerner, that is).

  • 10 top API security testing tools
    by John Breeden II on September 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Application programming interfaces (APIs) are a critical part of most modern programs and applications. In fact, both cloud deployments and mobile applications have come to rely so heavily on APIs that you can’t have either without an API managing components somewhere along the line. Many larger companies, especially those with a big online presence, have hundreds or even thousands of APIs embedded in their infrastructure. The growth of APIs will only continue to increase.The ingenious thing about APIs is that many of them are just tiny snippets of code, and all are designed to be small and unobtrusive in terms of their network resource requirements. Yet they are also flexible and able to keep working and performing their main functions even if the program they are interfacing with or controlling changes, such as when patches are applied.To read this article in full, please click here