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.
Users of Apple iPhone and/or iPad need to install iOS 7.0.6 right away to patch a vulnerability in the SSL code that protects connections with websites and other computers. Users of Mac OS X should be on alert for a similar fix, due shortly.
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.
It’s not just fake tech support: call centre cold-callers are operating various kinds of insurance scams, too.
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.
Did you know that medical data on 20,000 people may be exposed to abuse today? As a healthcare practitioner, you may not be aware of the value of the data in your care, but criminals certainly are.
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.
Security expert Graham Cluley takes a look at the Kickstarter hack, and discovers there’s more to think about than just changing your passwords.