China and the U.S. have agreed to work together on cyber security, with the two countries setting up a working group to deal with the issue, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday in Beijing.
An Oregon farm products company is suing its own bank to recover losses after a phishing attack saw $223,500 transferred to accounts in the Ukraine over a period of three days in 2010.
Technology companies including Cisco and IBM are backing an Open Group programme to protect computer hardware from threats such as spyware added to components in the supply chain.
President Barack Obama proposed to increase Defense Department spending on cyber security to $4.7 billion this week – a rise of $800 million. This budget increase stands out against a background of broader Pentagon budget cuts.
60,000 Android apps were removed from Google’s Play app store this February. Categories such as personalization (ringtone apps) were targeted heavily, with 12,277 deletions.
A new Global Center for Cyber Security at the University of Oxford will coordinate international work on cyber threats and cyber security. The Center will receive £500,000 ($766,000) in UK government funding every year.
Utility companies have been warned not to share information such as email addresses on company websites, after a spear-phishing attack on an American electricity company.
More than half of British companies could be at risk of cyber attack, after a survey found that IT departments had not begun the process of migrating from Windows XP- with just a year left before Microsoft stops offering support for the ageing OS.
The idea that we might ‘think’ passwords instead of typing them sounds like science fiction – but a team of UC Berkeley School of Information researchers has proved that it can work, using existing ‘mind reading’ headsets.
Up to 81% of computer security professionals reuse passwords across multiple applications, violating security best practice
PayPal has warned of a looming security crisis if new top-level domains such as .bank are brought into use later this year.
Representative Mike Rogers, Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said that Congress needs to act quickly, in an interview with NBC this week. The websites of major U.S. banks have been offline for 249 hours in the past six weeks, due to a series of sustained cyber attacks by an unknown foreign group.
Up to 600,000 gamers at risk as emails and other details stolen from online zombie game
Fears of cybercrime have become a major concern for many businesses – with security spending rising at four out of ten firms, a UK survey has found.
Employees bringing their own devices to work is a security headache for most companies – even, it seems, the U.S. military. A report issued by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Inspector General last week pinpointed serious security failings around 14,000 commercial devices used by soldiers and civilians.
Most security professionals have enough to deal with thanks to insecure passwords – but AT&T seems to want its users to keep them clean, too. The “password restrictions” page for AT&T users says, “The password can’t contain the words “password”, “admin”, “pa$$w0rd” or other common words. The password can’t contain obscene language.”
Britain’s hi-tech government intelligence agency GCHQ should know better than to send passwords in plain text via email – but has been doing so due to “legacy systems”, it admitted in a statement this week.
Emailed wedding invitations have popped back up as a way to distribute malware Will this tactic join other malware-email staples like malicious tax season messages.
Use of pirated and counterfeit Windows software has tripled since 2006, according to analysts IDC – creating a fertile breeding ground for malware. For the report, entitled ‘The Dangerous World of Pirated and Counterfeit Software’, IDC analysts conducted 533 tests on counterfeit software from P2P and web sources.