Twitter has dropped a federal lawsuit that sought to quash an administrative summons, which the government subsequently withdrew, seeking records for an account that's critical of U.S. policy. It's one of many accounts suspected to have been created by disgruntled government employees.
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
As mobile devices eclipse computers and laptops as the preferred method of going online, fraudsters have followed users, porting their modus operandi -account takeover, social engineering, and malware based remote control attacks - to the mobile arena. Thus, hackers have many more opportunities to perpetrate fraud and...
Federal agencies face rising threats as more millennials enter the workforce. Almost two-thirds also use their personal devices for their work. More than 60% of millennials won't take a job without unrestricted access to their social media platforms and more than 40% use the same password for multiple devices and...
The world is transforming, blending the physical and digital into an age of convergence. Is your agency prepared for the resulting security challenges? Drawing upon the deep resources of both Forcepoint Security Labs�� and Raytheon, the 2017 Forcepoint Security Predictions report investigates this new shift that blurs...
Facebook says it hasn't seen ransomware spreading through its Messenger instant messaging platform despite recent reports from researchers saying that the file-encrypting Locky may have slipped through.
Thank Mark Zuckerberg's taped-over webcam and the Paris robbery of Kim Kardashian West for waking up the average consumer to the security risks they face from using technology and social media, social engineering expert Sharon Conheady says in this audio interview.
How Prepared is Your Enterprise to Defend Against Phishing
From the Anthem breach to the compromise of the U.S. Office of
Personnel Management, phishing attacks have been at the heart of
many high-profile security incidents - including the most recent
attacks at Seagate and Snapchat. Spear...
Authorities say Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin stole credentials from a LinkedIn employee and used them to breach the social networking firm in 2012, in which well over 100 million members' passwords were exposed.
Neither ransomware nor social engineering is new, but both are more advanced and effective than ever. How can organizations improve how they detect and respond to the latest threats? James Lyne, global head of security research at Sophos, shares insight and advice.
"The major trend here is really around more...
Mobile health applications, wearable fitness trackers and even social media sites are creating new privacy risks for health information because the data collected, shared and used falls outside the regulatory scope of HIPAA, says Lucia Savage of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
With the rapid business adoption of social media as a core communication channel, organizations are increasingly exposed to an array of internal and external security risks, especially those with significant social media presence. The FBI, Gartner and many other security analysts cite social media as one of the...
A new report from researchers at RSA describes how cybercriminals are using social media, including Facebook, to not only network about their attacks, but also sell card data and other compromised consumer information. Daniel Cohen of RSA FraudAction describes the report in this video interview.
To minimize the risk of business email compromise schemes and similar types of fraud, senior executives at businesses should avoid posting information about their activities on social media and other accessible forums, says security expert Chuck Easttom.