A brainwave scanner could be used as the ultimate biometric “car key” according to researchers at Tottori University – and even prevent carjackings, drunk driving, or accidents caused by drivers falling asleep.
Six Nigerian men have gone on trial today in London for an alleged phishing scam where job offers at London’s exclusive Harrods department store were used as “bait”.
Iron Mountain claims that up to two-thirds of employees work from home in Europe at least part of the time – but a mere 18% of firms offer guidance on how to protect information outside the office.
A new variant on a family of Mac OS X malware which targets Tibetan activists has been found in the wild and shared on the Virus Total website, where security researchers show off new “finds”.
A breach which has leaked personal data for two million Vodafone Germany customers has ben claimed to be the work of an insider, according to Vodafone.
“Passwords are done at Google,” said Heather Adkins, Google’s information security chief – and said that “the game is over” for start-ups relying on passwords as the chief method to keep users secure.
These days cybercriminals will use phone calls, SMS messages, emails, fake apps – and even couriers – in an effort to get your money. The key to staying safe is to recognize behavior that isn’t quite “right” – and catch phishers and fraudsters in the act.
What are the immediate practical implications of the Snowden-prompted revelation that the NSA has broken or circumvented a lot of commercially available encryption? For a start, you should not stop using encryption, but you may want to review how you use it moving forward, Stephen Cobb explains.
Twitter has been hit by a wave of spam promising “pure garcinia cambogia” – a vegetable extract used in weight loss supplements. High-profile accounts such as Jane Fonda’s fell victim, with attackers compromising Hootsuite accounts to gain entry.
Apple introduced biometric security to iPhone for the first time with the launch of its new iPhone 5S, featuring what Apple describes as an “intelligent” and “accurate” laser fingerprint sensor.
After taking quite a long break from comment moderation on the WeLiveSecurity blog, I’ve recently started receiving comment notifications and have therefore been able to moderate some of the comments that have I’ve seen, and I thought it was worth passing on some thoughts about the moderation process as I see it. I should make
Keylogging tools to steal personal information from victims are available as a “service” from a site known as PrivateRecovery, which offers the tools for just $25 to $33 a month, according to a list of leaked records seen by researcher Brian Krebs.
Simply holding your phone a few inches from your PC to “hear” signals inaudible to humans will be enough to log in to sites and services previously protected by cumbersome two-factor systems, a new start-up claims.
When Apple unveils its new iPhone models Tuesday, one particularly persistent rumor may come true – that at least one model of the new hardware will feature a built-in fingerprint scanner.
Four out of five consumers have been “locked out” of websites due to not remembering log-ins – and over a fifth rely on password resets “on a regular basis,” according to a survey conducted by Ping Identity.
Baby monitors which shipped with security flaws that allowed hackers to watch and listen to babies from remote locations have led to an FTC complaint against the company responsible, Trendnet.
Win32/Spy.Hesperbot is a new banking trojan that has been targeting online banking users in Turkey, the Czech Republic, Portugal and the United Kingdom. For more information about its malware spreading campaigns and victims, refer to our first blog post. In this post we’ll cover the technical details of the malware, including the overall architecture, as well as the mobile component.
Internet users are becoming more savvy about keeping their private data safe – but many have already fallen victim to crime and scams, a study by the Pew Research Institute’s Internet Project has found. One in five (21%) of internet users have had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.
BlackBerry has signed up to FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance – a group which is seeking to establish new methods to identify people quickly and safely, rather than relying on passwords for mobile security. FIDO is supported by internet giants such as Google and PayPal and is investigating alternative authentication technologies such as NFC chips, biometrics and one-time passwords, with a view to creating a standards-based system for passwordless authentication.