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.
Archives - January 2016
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.
Twitter users across the globe have experienced problems with the social network, which was unavailable for between one to two hours.
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.
An attentive and tech-savvy mom, based in Colonie in New York, has been lauded by the police for helping uncover and bring an online predator to justice.
Corporations will take a much tougher approach to insider security threats by penalizing employees who “invite a data breach”, according to a new survey.
European countries have joined the fight against DD4BC, as part of a global response against the cybercriminal organization, resulting in arrests.
Critical security patches have been released for Microsoft and Adobe products. Have you installed them yet?
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 activity tracking devices like those made by Fitbit were one of the hottest gifts this past holiday season and it appears criminal hackers were paying attention, ESET's Stephen Cobb reports.
With more of a whimper than a bang, Microsoft has followed up on its August 2014 promise to end support for older versions of Internet Explorer. As of today (January 12th, 2016), Microsoft will end support and security updates for several versions of Internet Explorer running on various versions of Windows.
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.
The final instalment in Cameron Camp's security-focused coverage of CES 2016, looks at the future of drones. It's all about augmented reality.
Robert Lipovsky, a senior malware researcher at ESET, offers his expert insight into the recent discovery of BlackEnergy malware in Ukrainian energy distribution companies.
Highlights from the last seven days in information security include the return of the BlackEnergy trojan and security insights from CES 2016.
Car security is rising to the fore here at CES 2016, which is not altogether surprising as 2015 was the year when car hacking really crossed over into the mainstream.
A new ransomware named Ransom32 poses as Google Chrome and is distinguished from similar threats by its weight.