Social media app Whisper, a supposedly anonymous way for users to post online confessions, is now facing privacy questions from a U.S. senator after reports that it tracks locations of users and has shared their information with other companies.
By Grant Gross | 25 October, 2014 02:07
The number of computers in North America infected by the Backoff malware, which is blamed for a string of payment card breaches, has risen sharply, according to research from network security company Damballa.
By Jeremy Kirk | 24 October, 2014 22:02
A cyberespionage group has been using advanced spear-phishing techniques to steal email log-in credentials from the employees of military agencies, embassies, defense contractors and international media outlets that use Office 365's Outlook Web App.
By Lucian Constantin | 24 October, 2014 21:03
Security vendor Symantec has donated $260,000 to not-for-profit charity beyondblue to help the organisation combat cyberbullying amongst Australian children.
By Hamish Barwick | 24 October, 2014 13:56
Adobe Systems said it is now encrypting data it collects about certain e-books after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data.
By Jeremy Kirk | 24 October, 2014 13:27
The launch this week of Apple Pay is giving many people their first taste of NFC payment technology, which allows them to buy things in a store by bringing an iPhone 6 close to a compatible terminal.
By Martyn Williams | 24 October, 2014 08:20
The blame game between Oracle and the state of Oregon is going into overtime, even before their dueling lawsuits over the disastrous Cover Oregon health insurance exchange website make it into court.
By Chris Kanaracus | 24 October, 2014 08:05
Facebook and Yahoo have developed a mechanism to prevent the owners of recycled email addresses from hijacking accounts that were registered on other sites using those addresses in the past.
By Lucian Constantin | 24 October, 2014 06:04
The size and volume of distributed denial-of-service attacks has exploded in the past year, with a 389 percent increase in average attack bandwidth between the third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014, according to an Internet security report from Akamai Technologies.
By Grant Gross | 24 October, 2014 03:59
Many companies set up subdomains for use with external services, but then forget to disable them when they stop using those services, creating a loophole for attackers to exploit.
By Lucian Constantin | 24 October, 2014 00:57
Vietnamese cybersecurity authorities are hunting hackers believed to be responsible for the country's biggest-ever online attack last week, according to the founder of a security website in Hanoi.
By Tim Hornyak | 23 October, 2014 15:40
Apple will stop support next week for an encryption protocol found to contain a severe vulnerability, the company said on Wednesday.
By Jeremy Kirk | 23 October, 2014 14:06
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is moving customer data and its Internet platforms to servers outside China, only months after the company apologized over privacy concerns.
By Michael Kan | 23 October, 2014 13:33
Governments may need to tighten the regulatory screws on SaaS vendors to make them be more transparent and forthcoming about their security practices.
By Fred O'Connor | 23 October, 2014 07:54
Microsoft patched one bug in Windows last week, but missed another that hackers continue to exploit, according to security researchers at McAfee.
By Gregg Keizer | 23 October, 2014 07:39
A group of companies that allegedly promised mobile phone users supposedly free gift cards and electronic devices in a "massive" text-messaging spam operation will pay more than US$9 million to settle complaints from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
By Grant Gross | 23 October, 2014 06:11
Malicious advertisements made their way last week to almost two dozen popular websites and used browser-based exploits to infect computers with CryptoWall, a nasty file-encrypting ransomware program.
By Lucian Constantin | 23 October, 2014 04:40
A malicious Android app that takes over the screen of devices and extorts money from users with fake notifications from law enforcement agencies was recently updated with a component that allows it to spread via text message spam.
By Lucian Constantin | 22 October, 2014 23:16
Just after Apple's iCloud service faced a hacking attack from China, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a Chinese official on Wednesday to discuss protecting users' privacy.
By Michael Kan | 22 October, 2014 22:39
The digital domain will be an important focus for the new members of the European Union's executive branch, the European Commission, following their approval by the European Parliament on Wednesday.
By Loek Essers | 22 October, 2014 22:17
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