The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Apple today updated OX Mavericks, plugging the embarrassing security hole the Cupertino, Calif. company left wide open in the operating system's implementation of basic Internet encryption.
By Gregg Keizer | 25 February, 2014 21:05
Many companies are dangerously exposed to threats because they don't properly manage the Secure Shell cryptographic keys used to authenticate access to critical internal systems and services.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 22 February, 2014 15:34
Two different hacker groups are exploiting the same still-unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) with almost-identical attack code, a security researcher said Tuesday.
By Gregg Keizer | 19 February, 2014 11:40
A majority of companies that achieve annual compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard fail to then maintain that status, leaving them vulnerable to breaches.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 07 February, 2014 21:55
Microsoft Thursday said it will issue five security updates next week, two tagged as "critical," to close holes in Windows and the company's Exchange-based Forefront Protection 2010 security software.
By Gregg Keizer | 07 February, 2014 12:28
Retailers and banks must move quickly to figure out who should be responsible for better securing the payments system network or risk having Congress decide for them.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 23 January, 2014 16:05
Target's acknowledgement Friday that personal data of 70 million people, not 40 million as previously thought, may have been exposed to hackers in a recent data breach raises new questions about the incident and how it could affect victims.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 10 January, 2014 17:13
Adobe on Thursday admitted that hackers broke into its network and stole personal information, including an estimated 2.9 million credit cards, illustrating the lucrative target that software-by-subscription providers have become to cyber criminals.
By Gregg Keizer | 07 October, 2013 11:03
Defcon founder Jeff Moss' request to government agencies asking them not to attend next month's annual Defcon hacker conference has evoked a mixed response from the security community.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 12 July, 2013 10:16