By now, not only security professionals, but also many knowledge workers and consumers are well aware of the insidious nature of ransomware. As its name implies, ransomware is malicious software that holds data files hostage pending
Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.
There's some debate about whether the number can indeed be that high, and what happened to the other 10% of Note7 users -- if they've already gone to another device or just opted not to do anything at all.
Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.
Over the past two years, Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes have caused at least $3.1 billion in total losses to approximately 22,000 enterprises around the world, according to the latest figures from the FBI. Since January 2015,
Security weaknesses in connected medical devices will not be resolved for a long time, a panel of experts at the recent Security of Things Forum said. But in the interim, security could be drastically improved just by eliminating...
Effectively thwarting modern malware and targeted attacks requires a new level of integration and coordination among traditional domain-level controls and next-generation, centralized security analysis, correlation, and management
When Yahoo said on Thursday that data from at least 500 million user accounts had been hacked, it wasn't just admitting to a huge failing in data security -- it was admitting to the biggest hack the world has ever seen.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Silvers says his purpose in speaking at the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on Thursday wasn’t to scare anyone, but then he went ahead and called on everyone in the room to...