Businesses in America have increased security spending after the wave of high-profile cyber attacks late last year, including the Target breach – and most U.S. companies expect such attacks to increase over the next two years.
Trading has been suspended on the Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox and its website has closed, amid rumors that the exchange has lost 744,000 Bitcoins in an online theft – worth around $350 million at Monday’s trading prices, according to Wired
Researchers have demonstrated an attack that completely bypasses the protections offered by EMET – a Microsoft toolkit used to provide safeguards against zero-day attacks, according to Ars Technica.
Samsung has introduced fingerprint-scanning security as standard into its new flagship Galaxy S5 handset – with Finger Scanner offering secure shopping via Paypal direct from the handset in stores and websites, with a finger-swipe replacing passwords.
A large majority of routers used in small offices are plagued with security vulnerabilities – with up to 80% of small office/home office models having critical security weaknesses, according to a survey by Tripwire.
Hackers who stole hundreds of thousands of card details from upscale retailer Neiman Marcus set off more than 60,000 security alerts – but these were all missed by security staff at the company, according to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Malicious apps are multiplying rapidly in Google’s Play store – where a survey found that the number of malicious apps had grown 388% from 2011 to 2013, according to Risk IQ.
Smartphone dating app Tinder revealed more about its users than they might have wished over a period of several months last year – revealing their location to other app users to an accuracy of around 100 feet, according to The Verge’s report.
The increasing use of QR codes as a way to add interactive elements, apps and websites to display advertising, competitions or print magazines could pose a risk to smartphone users, Australian researchers at Murdoch University have warned
Belkin’s WeMo home automation systems contain multiple vulnerabilities which could allow attackers to remotely control devices attached to a WeMo system – for instance, blacking out lighting in a home, or even starting fires, researchers have claimed.
Google has bought a company offering a new form of two-factor authentication – using “silent” sounds played via PC and smartphone speakers to verify a user is who he or she claims to be
Mac OS X is a slick, easy-to-use operating system with an impressive record on security – and basic malware detection built in since 2009’s Snow Leopard update. While Macs have seen sales slowing in the past year, due largely to losing market share to their own stablemates, iPads, and other mobile devices, they’re a growing
Malware dubbed ‘Moon’ due to images found within the malware has spread rapidly through many models of Linksys routers – even ones protected by passwords – it’s still not clear how many are infected – or if the malware has a purpose beyond simply spreading.
Could places, not phrases, be the basis of secure passwords. UAE researchers have created a system for creating complex passwords using facts about a user’s favourite place – and claim it can foil ID-theft attacks.
A large scale cyber-theft has drained the relaunched ‘online drug bazaar’ Silk Road 2.0 of nearly all of its Bitcoin reserves – estimated to be worth $2 million or even more. The site relied on bitcoin to help anonymize transactions.
The U.S. government has released the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, a set of voluntary standards designed to help companies in industries critical to the nation to defend against cyber threats. ESET experts comment.
Couples who have been in a long-term relationship indulge in risky online behaviour, such as sharing passwords for online accounts, with two-thirds of married couples sharing at least one password, a new study by Pew Internet has found.
Nearly two-thirds of employees – 63% – use personal email to transfer work files, potentially leaving workplaces exposed to hacks against their accounts – and more than half of employees regularly transfer files by insecure channels.
A Microsoft survey of 10,000 consumers found that the worldwide annual cost of identity theft and phishing could be as high as $5 billion – and the cost of repairing damage to people’s reputation online could be even higher.
Less than half of parents use parental controls on internet-enabled devices bought for their children – leaving millions of youngsters potentially exposed to online threats, according to new research.