Security researcher says ApplePay vulnerable to two separate attacks

Security researcher says ApplePay vulnerable to two separate attacks

Positive Technologies' Timur Yunusov says ApplePay's security measures mean that on paper it appears to have the perfect defence. But that's not case.
By Roi Perez Jul 28 2017, 11:39AM
Security sucks: measures often disabled to increase productivity

Security sucks: measures often disabled to increase productivity

Research shows most pros would disable security to allow employees more freedom to get their work done.
By Roi Perez Jul 25 2017, 10:49AM
SentinelOne analyses splash ransomware 'splash screens'

SentinelOne analyses splash ransomware 'splash screens'

Analysis of the psychology behind digital ransom notes sheds light on the range of social engineering tactics used by cyber-attackers.
By Roi Perez Jul 24 2017, 10:53AM
No matter its source, people will connect to any Wi-Fi

No matter its source, people will connect to any Wi-Fi

Symantec says as long as the connection is strong, free and fast, consumers will carry out pretty much any activity they normally would without thinking of the consequences.
By Roi Perez Jul 11 2017, 10:25AM
Records leaked from WWE database hosted on AWS server

Records leaked from WWE database hosted on AWS server

Analyst says it was most likely accessible thanks to a misconfiguration by either WWE or a contractor.
By Roi Perez Jul 10 2017, 10:38AM
Eugene Kaspersky wants to hand over his source code to US intelligence

Eugene Kaspersky wants to hand over his source code to US intelligence

What could possibly go wrong?
By Roi Perez Jul 4 2017, 10:34AM
Microsoft exec admits to Windows 10 disabling third-party security software

Microsoft exec admits to Windows 10 disabling third-party security software

The admission from Microsoft comes as Kaspersky Lab is suing the company for antitrust violations.
By Roi Perez Jun 22 2017, 10:19AM
Security vulnerabilities found in select Linksys router models

Security vulnerabilities found in select Linksys router models

Security researchers uncover 10 separate issues making thousands of popular Wi-Fi routers susceptible to attack.
By Roi Perez Apr 24 2017, 10:41AM
FBI and CIA searching for "insider" following Wikileaks data dump

FBI and CIA searching for "insider" following Wikileaks data dump

The CIA and FBI are said to have embarked on the search for the person who leaked their respective secret hacking tools to Wikileaks, which is being described as one of the "worst security breaches in CIA history".
By Roi Perez Apr 21 2017, 10:17AM
Imperva Incapsula uncovers elaborate 80,000-strong spam botnet

Imperva Incapsula uncovers elaborate 80,000-strong spam botnet

Researchers at the security company find that making money online from fake Viagra not so hard.
By Roi Perez Apr 20 2017, 12:37PM
F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get"

F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get"

If you have a QNAP network attached storage (NAS) device, you'd better make sure the firmware is updated.
By Roi Perez Apr 19 2017, 10:59AM
Ransomware-as-a-service being sold for $US175 on dark web

Ransomware-as-a-service being sold for $US175 on dark web

Researchers from threat intelligence company Recorded Future have said that it is now possible to start your own ransomware outfit for as little as the price of an iPod Nano and some headphones - US$175.
By Roi Perez Apr 19 2017, 10:59AM
McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing

McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing

McAfee catalogues 176 new cyber-threats every minute, almost three every second; ransomware up 88 percent, mobile malware up 99 percent in 2016.
By Roi Perez Apr 10 2017, 10:10AM
McAfee breaks away from Intel Security with new mission statement

McAfee breaks away from Intel Security with new mission statement

McAfee is promoting a unified approach to security, with its CEO Chris Young encouraging the idea that "we're all better working together".
By Roi Perez Apr 5 2017, 10:21AM
eBay asking users to switch from keyfob to SMS two-factor authentication

eBay asking users to switch from keyfob to SMS two-factor authentication

The move has proven as a controversial one, after NIST ruled SMS two-factor authentication as no longer secure enough.
By Roi Perez Mar 24 2017, 10:55AM
Researcher reports of vulnerability in Nest cameras that shuts it off

Researcher reports of vulnerability in Nest cameras that shuts it off

As Nest cameras store all the footage they record in the cloud, it means any time the camera is down it is not recording, allowing just enough time for the home burglar to get in and out.
By Roi Perez Mar 22 2017, 10:30AM
'Dangerous' 7-year-old Linux Kernel vulnerability discovered

'Dangerous' 7-year-old Linux Kernel vulnerability discovered

Users are encouraged to install the latest security updates or block the flawed module manually to safeguard enterprise and home use of the OS.
By Roi Perez Mar 20 2017, 10:16AM
FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.
By Roi Perez Mar 17 2017, 10:25AM
Symantec finds fake AV being distributed using HSBC phishing emails

Symantec finds fake AV being distributed using HSBC phishing emails

Fake HSBC emails are being spread, asking users to install a malicious version of Rapport, a legitimate security program designed to protect online bank accounts from fraud.
By Roi Perez Mar 15 2017, 10:21AM
'No big surprise' says security industry in response to CIA data breach

'No big surprise' says security industry in response to CIA data breach

The CIA breach is being described as the biggest "since Snowden", and yet most in the security industry have expressed that the view that "spooks will be spooks".
By Roi Perez Mar 9 2017, 10:31AM