People’s choice of passwords continues to be a huge security risk, according to new research. SplashData’s annual Worst Passwords List finds ‘123456’ and ‘password’ continue to be the most common choice.
A new survey has revealed that when it comes to making a decision on information sharing and privacy, context plays an important part for many Americans.
Get Safe Online has launched a major new campaign in the UK to help raise awareness of the dangers of social engineering, as figures suggest more needs to be done to inform the public about this growing nuisance.
Highlights from the past seven days in information security include an analysis of the BlackEnergy trojan and Microsoft’s decision to end support for older versions of Internet Explorer.
Firms in the legal sector are at risk of compromising information confidentiality because of poor data practices, according to new research by IS Decisions.
Corporations will take a much tougher approach to insider security threats by penalizing employees who “invite a data breach”, according to a new survey.
Reid Wightman, a security researcher, has discovered that internet-connected operational technology can ‘easily’ be attacked and damaged.
Data thieves need to receive tougher sentences, says Christopher Graham, the UK’s information commissioner, as this will be a more effective deterrent.
Wearable devices bring us a whole world of technological innovation, yet at the same time it appears as though they also bring with them a serious security risk.
Highlights from the last seven days in information security include the return of the BlackEnergy trojan and security insights from CES 2016.
The app-based taxi company Uber has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty for poor data security practices and to reform its privacy policies.
Time Warner Cable, one of the biggest cable telecommunications companies in the US, has revealed that some of its customer data ‘may have been compromised’.
Once described as ‘Britain’s greatest online fraudster’, reformed Tony Sales has been hired by West Midlands Police in the UK to help tackle ongoing cybercrime.
Deniss Calovskis, one of the men found to be responsible for the Gozi trojan, is free to return home to Latvia after being sentenced to time served.
A number of leading shipping organizations have developed a set of cybersecurity guidelines to help the industry combat this growing threat.
Microsoft has revealed that it will notify its users to inform them that their account has been targeted or compromised by a state-sanctioned cyberattack.