Protocol

DNS-over-HTTPS will eventually roll out in all major browsers, despite ISP opposition

All six major browser vendors have plans to support DNS-over-HTTPS (or DoH), a protocol that encrypts DNS traffic and helps improve a user’s privacy on the web.
The DoH protocol has been one of the year’s hot topics. It’s a protocol that, when deployed…

Spanish companies’ networks shut down as result of ransomware

Enlarge / Spanish broadcaster SER was hit by a ransomware attack on the morning of November 4, 2019, as was Spanish tech services firm Everis.
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A targeted ransomware attack has taken down the networks of at least tw…

WhatsApp suit says Israeli spyware maker exploited its app to infect 1,400 users

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Facebook and its WhatsApp messenger division on Tuesday sued Israel-based spyware maker NSO Group. This is an unprecedented legal action that takes aim at the unregulated industry that sells sophisticated malware servi…