Attackers could abuse flaws in Android's Stagefright media library to seize control of almost 950 million devices, just by sending a text, a security researcher warns. But will most devices ever see related fixes?
RSA Conference Asia Pacific and Japan, which wrapped up last week, was a successful reflection of this region's hottest security topics. Here are some of my own observations, as well as feedback from the attendees.
Subscribers and other consumers can more easily read, watch and listen to content produced for the websites of ISMG, as the company unveils a responsive design that enhances the features and functions of multimedia on multiple platforms.
FBI Director James Comey says he has faith in American technological ingenuity to overcome obstacles and give law enforcement the ability to access and decrypt data on the devices of criminals and terrorists.
Would encryption, two-factor authentication and other measures stop a determined adversary from stealing millions of U.S. government personnel files? No, a former CIA CISO says. Read how Robert Bigman would defend against OPM-style cyber-attacks.
Although hacker attacks have dominated the recent headlines, a snapshot of the federal health data breach tally shows that stolen unencrypted devices continue to be a common breach cause, although these incidents usually affect far fewer patients.
Security researchers warn of "Xara" flaws in Apple iOS and OS X that could be used to intercept passwords and banking data, as well as a keyboard app that puts more than 600 million Samsung device users at risk.
Forget attributions of the German parliament malware outbreak to Russia, or Chancellor Angela Merkel's office being "ground zero." The real takeaway is the Bundestag's apparent lack of effective defenses or a breach-response plan.
Unlike previous presidential campaigns, cybersecurity will be raised by candidates on the hustings, although the issue likely won't play a big role in determining the election. Two GOP candidates - Marco Rubio and Rand Paul - already have broached the topic.
Visa has agreed to increase the reimbursement paid to banking institutions that must reissue cards in the wake of a merchant breach. Now the smaller card issuers, such as community banks, are getting paid the most.
Wanted: Hackers for hire. Or in British government parlance: "Committed and responsible individuals who have the potential to carry out computer network operations to keep the U.K. safe." Ready to apply?