Both Microsoft and Apple this week released patches to address the so-called "Freak" flaw in SSL/TLS. Microsoft also released a fix that addresses a failed 2010 patch for a vulnerability that was exploited by the Stuxnet malware.
During her first month on the job, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server that lacked a digital certificate that would have ensured encrypted and authenticated email communications, surmises security firm Venafi.
A former customer service representative at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is among 11 individuals recently arrested in connection with an alleged identity theft scheme that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit fraud.
When IT veteran Branden Spikes founded his own company devoted to isolating browsers from attacks, he thought building the technology would be the top challenge. The venture capital community proved him wrong.
A banking regulator's comments about the need for retailers to bear responsibility for card breaches are outdated. Merchants aren't to blame for our broken payments system. Rather than point fingers, regulators need to offer stronger leadership.
West Virginia United Health System is taking a multi-step approach to thwarting insider threats, including aggressive analysis of access audits, says assistant CIO Mark Combs, who helps lead the system's privacy and security efforts.
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
The latest annual Office of Management and Budget report to Congress on agencies' FISMA compliance shows IT security is complex and tough to effectively implement, with authentication, in particular, a challenge.
POS vendor NEXTEP Systems is investigating a security breach that exposed card data from at least one of its restaurant customers - the latest in a series of breaches that have led back to POS vendors.
The U.S. Justice Department has charged three men - two are in custody - for hacks against email service providers - including Epsilon - that allegedly resulted in the theft of 1 billion email addresses, many later used in massive spam campaigns.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Natural Grocers are two of the latest merchants to confirm breaches of their point-of-sale systems. Security experts analyze the impact these breaches are likely to have on issuers and cardholders.
All Windows operating systems are at risk from the SSL/TLS vulnerability known as Freak, Microsoft warns. The company has outlined temporary workarounds - except for Windows Server 2003. Experts say no in-the-wild attacks have yet been seen.
British police over the course of this week launched 25 cybercrime-targeting raids and made 57 arrests, including suspects who have been tied to a U.S. Defense Department network intrusion, Lizard Squad attacks, as well as a massive Yahoo breach.
Attacks are larger, adversaries more diverse, and damage is broader. These are characteristics of today's DDoS attacks, and organizations need a new approach to protection, says Verisign's Ramakant Pandrangi.
Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.