Microsoft has issued a patch to correct a critical vulnerability in Schannel, which encrypts transactions on most Windows platforms. The bug is "concerning" for organizations running the service, some experts say, comparing it to the Heartbleed flaw.
Security researchers recently uncovered a new version of the Backoff POS malware, which offers several new features that make it tougher to eradicate. This infographic offers a roundup of a number of significant recent malware developments.
FireEye is warning Apple users about a flaw in which downloaded malicious apps can replace genuine iOS apps, an exploit the security firm is dubbing the "Masque Attack." Experts offer insights on mitigating the threat.
MasterCard is testing a biometric wristband that authenticates a user's identity for payment card transactions by monitoring their heartbeat. Payment experts weigh in on whether the technology has the potential for widespread use in preventing card fraud.
From PCs to tablets to smartphones, customers enter institutions from all electronic angles. And these new banking habits put new strains on traditional IT infrastructure. How can banks ensure security?
The developers of the Backoff point-of-sale malware that's infected more than 1,000 U.S. businesses have continued to refine their attack code, including encrypting communications and making the malware tougher to spot or eradicate, researchers say.
Apple iOS and Mac OS X devices are susceptible to WireLurker, a previously unseen malware family that spreads via a third-party Chinese app store, and which can infect even non-jailbroken iOS devices, Palo Alto Networks warns.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the presumptive chairman of the Senate committee with government IT security oversight, hasn't immersed himself heavily in cybersecurity issues during his 4-year Senate tenure.
Nearly three years after his indictment, the alleged kingpin of an Estonian gang that infected 4 million PCs in more than 100 countries with malware, generating an estimated $14 million in fraudulent online ad revenue, has been extradited to the U.S.
The new director of Britain's eavesdropping agency, GCHQ, has blasted U.S. technology firms, arguing that - intentionally or not - they're "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists and criminals."
The breach of an unclassified White House IT network unveiled last week is disturbing, although not surprising. But the way the Obama administration is informing Congress - and the public - about the cyber-attack is equally unsettling.
Automated attacks have potentially compromised the majority of websites that run the Drupal content management system, giving attackers platforms for launching malware, DDoS attacks and spam, according to the Drupal security team.
Air-gapped networks promise security by disconnecting PCs from the Internet. But graphics cards in malware-infected systems attached to air-gapped networks can be made to broadcast data via FM radio to nearby smart phones, researchers warn.
Information security experts say espionage-focused attackers, apparently operating from Russia, have been using phishing e-mails and malware in multi-stage attacks designed to evade detection and steal political and military secrets.