What could be worse than a ransomware infection? How about getting infected by "torture ransomware" that uses a sadistic puppet to taunt you, slowly deleting your encrypted files while increasing the ransom demand until you pay?
Apple's QuickTime media player and web browser plug-in should be immediately expunged from all Windows systems, security experts warn, in a reminder of the dangers of using outdated software - especially web browser plug-ins.
Enacting legislation to compel tech companies to help law enforcement decrypt data on mobile devices would diminish America's standing as a moral leader in the world, a nation looked up to by billions of people, even with our many flaws.
Tools and techniques need to be identified to aid law enforcement in gathering evidence from devices, such as smartphones, while safeguarding the security and privacy of individuals. Can stakeholders find that middle ground?
Cambridge Savings Bank in Massachusetts is incorporating biometrics into its online and mobile banking platform as a way to limit, and in some cases remove, the need for username and password authentication. In this case study interview, two bank executives discuss what others can learn from the project.
The keys to the digital kingdom are too easy to steal through malware and social engineering. What can security leaders do to help raise their organizations' level of privileged access management? Ken Ammon of CA Technologies offers insights in this video interview.
Just back from a trip to Israel, where she spoke with leading security researchers about such topics as the Internet of Things, cyberterrorism and banking malware, Gartner analyst Avivah Litan says 2016 will be a turning point for adoption of biometrics in identity proofing. Learn why in this video interview.
To boost security and eliminate the need for passwords, MasterCard plans to later this year roll out a facial biometrics app for authentication of online purchases. But some experts warn that biometrics technology is not fool-proof and should only be deployed as part of a layered authentication approach.
The PCI Security Standards Council will soon release an update to its PCI Data Security Standard, requiring the use of multifactor authentication for administrators who have access to card data networks. In an interview, the council's Troy Leach explains the new requirements and compliance expectations.
Who's right: Apple or the FBI? Our readers continue to debate a magistrate judge ordering Apple to help unlock an iPhone tied to a San Bernardino shooter, raising such issues as strong crypto, backdoors as well as legal and moral responsibilities.
Here's more evidence of how a data breach can have a major financial impact. The bill for U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk's October 2015 data breach could be as much as $94 million, and the incident resulted in the loss of 95,000 customers.
Cybercriminals are in mourning after the shocking announcement from Oracle that it will deep-six its beloved Java Web browser plug-in technology, owing to browser makers failing to support "standards based" plug-ins.
Networking giant Fortinet warns that more products than it initially suspected have a hardcoded password that attackers could abuse to remotely gain backdoor access to vulnerable devices. But why did the flaws take so long to be found?
Security experts are warning that Chinese networking product manufacturer TP-Link has been shipping routers with a WiFi password that's based on their MAC address, thus making their passwords easy for would-be attackers to sniff.