Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:41:00 -0500We got a letter in the mail the other day saying my wife inherited $7 million. Here's how I could tell it was a scam in a heartbeat.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:40:00 -0500"There is a reasonable probability the world will experience such an outbreak in the next 10 to 15 years."
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:38:00 -0500Fake news is pervasive. What should technologists do to solve the problem? Real-time digital fact-checkers, broadcast and publishing delays and funding independent media are three ways we can address the problem.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0500You're supposed to take comfort in the fact that the browsing data that online advertisers collect about you is generally de-personalized before they get their hands on it. Unfortunately, it's not very hard to identify you based on that anonymized information.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:02:00 -0500Getting caught up in a phishing scam is a very bad thing, at least to the average Internet user. For security researchers, though, it's an opportunity to launch a counterattack.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500Ex-NSA staffer is "100 per cent" sure Russia either borrowed or bought Hacking Team's malicious code.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500Should the government be able to gain access to encrypted communications when investigating criminal activity? Should tech companies refuse to give the government access based on principle? Does that principle put us in danger? Once again we are looking at the issue of security vs privacy.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:55:00 -0500Spyware dealers are shipping the same powerful surveillance code to governments and jealous spouses, a FORBES investigation finds. Lawmakers and lawyers think they should be prosecuted.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500Meet OilRig, Iran's busiest hacker crew. Its victims include an American company that helps visually impaired people, and many major Middle East companies.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:30:00 -0500Microsoft's president Brad Smith this week called for a "Digital Geneva Convention" to cooperate and protect citizens from cyber attack. Eugene Kaspersky believes this is a long time coming.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500Two security firms have spotted a new malware strain that targets Mac systems. They believe that the group behind it is the same team of Russian hackers blamed for tampering with the 2016 Presidential election.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500Hackers fight dirty. But that doesn't mean you have to.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:34:00 -0500Card not present fraud (CNP) online is a growing problem, especially as EMV chips discourage fraud at point of sale. Machine learning and AI are being used to combat it and still approve good transactions.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:05:00 -0500As conversational bots become more ubiquitous in our lives, we need to understand how to protect ourselves to keep our conversations safe from hackers.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:46:00 -0500In a rapidly changing technology landscape, the mindful decentralization of your organization’s security controls becomes an asset. This allows for a more customized approach to security in the face of new technologies and more vectors over which you have less control.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:15:00 -0500We typically hear about data security breaches when they pertain to customer data. But breaches of corporate data are not well covered or understood.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:40:00 -0500Over the past few years, tech workers have been blamed not only for the city’s worsening traffic congestion and sky-high housing prices, but also for undermining the city’s bohemian culture and leftist politics through their focus on commerce and money. Here's why the criticism rings false.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:37:00 -0500The annual SIM survey repeats findings from the past several years. The new priorities -- like security, the cloud and innovation -- are under-emphasized by survey respondents. It's time to radically change the organization and structure of technology.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:54:00 -0500There is no one correct way to teach your children about internet safety. The opportunities are many, and so are the dangers. But when you find yourself without a clue, a little guidance can go a long way towards raising your kids internet responsible.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500Meet Safeena Malik, a fake persona set up to spy on Google accounts of activists and journalists working on migrant worker rights issues in Qatar.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500Mimecast carried out an email security risk assessment on over 26 million emails and found that roughly 13% of the emails that were deemed safe by a company's email security system should have been blocked. Some of the problem emails contained serious security threats.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500A survey conducted by Mimecast in partnership with Vanson Bourne indicates that many organizations are unprepared to meet email-based cybersecurity threats even though they have been damaged by cyber attacks and expect those attacks to increase in the future.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500The majority of Americans have experienced some kind of data theft or fraud. Our bank accounts, credit cards, tax information, loans, credit rating, investments, and more could be in jeopardy. We are worried that we are losing control of our private information.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:25:00 -0500With the acquisition of Niara, HPE is bolstering its security portfolio. With the growth of cybercrime and network compromises, this purchase represents a smart move, as the more comprehensive security capability will bring more value to businesses.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0500There's another nasty piece of Android malware making the rounds. It's called Marcher, and it's out to empty your bank account. You probably don't have anything to be worried about, however.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:06:00 -0500With the impending summer effective date of China’s Cyber Security Law (the Law), the Cyber Administration of China (the CAC) issued clarifying draft “Inspection Measures on Network Products and Services” (the Draft, available here) on February 4, 2017.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:51:00 -0500IBM is turning its Watson cognitive computing tools to cyber security right as industry experts await potential changes from an interest in cyber signaled by the administration of President Donald Trump. Watson's cyber move follows an earlier push into healthcare.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:10:00 -0500A French Uber patron is taking the company to court for allegedly spilling the beans on his riding habits.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:05:00 -0500In a series of measures designed to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted, the Conservative government appears determined to stop any future Snowden-style leaks - whatever it takes.