Yahoo defended its plan to recycle inactive user IDs this week, saying that it had put in place safeguards to prevent the recycled usernames being used for identity theft.
A simulated cyber attack with the Hollywood-esque title Quantum Dawn 2 will bombard the defenses of American banks on June 28 – in an exercise designed to test how Wall Street would endure a sustained hi-tech assault.
Hackers could remotely attack security cameras commonly used in banks and prisons – and either spy on secure facilities or replace “real” video feeds with fakes, according to a U.S. security expert.
Medical devices including heart defibrillators, patient monitors and anaesthesia devices include a dangerous password vulnerability which could be exploited by cyber attackers, according to the FDA.
Evernote and LinkedIn have both added an option for two-factor authentication in the past few days – days after Twitter announced its optional two-factor security system.
Motorola has revealed plans for hi-tech authentication systems that could make accessing data faster and easier – including a “tattoo” with embedded sensors and antenna, and an “authentication pill” which turns the human body into a giant authentication token.
Designs for more than two dozen advanced weapons systems have been compromised by hackers, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon. The hackers are said to be Chinese.
American companies are facing an “unprecedented” onslaught of data theft, costing “hundreds of billions”, according to a report by a private group headed by high-ranking ex-government officials.
Twitter has introduced a new two-factor security system – an optional “extra layer” of security which should help to prevent unauthorised access to accounts.
The Xbox One Kinect microphone – one of the hi-tech new features of Microsoft’s new Xbox One console – has raised security concerns since it “listens” to users even when the console is turned off.
Government regulation of IT security poses challenges for bank security teams, a leading Australian bank IT security expert has claimed.
An international gang of cyber thieves stole $45 million using bank ATMs in a heist spread across 27 countries.
“Passwords are starting to fail us when used everywhere at internet scale,” said PayPal’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett at this week’s Interop expo in Las Vegas.
A proposed new law, the Deter Cyber Theft Act, would help defend U.S. companies against data theft and computer espionage by foreign interests, a bipartisan group of senators said this week.
The new feature allows users to log in even if they have also lost access to their email account and cannot initiate a password reset.
Even passwords considered “strong” by IT departments are often now vulnerable to hacking, according to professional services firm Deloitte. The firm predicts that 90% of user generated passwords will be vulnerable to hacking this year.
Wireless carriers Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are putting customers at risk by failing to fix well-known security vulnerabilities on Android phones, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Half of British adults use the same password across all the websites they access, according to telecoms regulator Ofcom. The data comes from a survey of 1805 adults aged 16 and up. The report, Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report 2013, found that 55% of adult internet users admitted they used the same password for
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passes the U.S. House despite privacy concerns and the threat of presidential veto.