Obama to Issue Cybersecurity Executive Order
At a White House summit at Stanford University today, President Obama will sign an executive order to encourage more private sector information sharing. But will businesses buy into his proposals?
Information Security Media Group (2/13/2015)
Gawker Attacker Turned FBI Informant, Pursued Other Hackers
Unsealed court documents reveal that "Eekdacat" hacked Gawker, but related charges were dropped after the hacker helped the FBI nab other hackers.
Navy Nuclear Carrier Sysadmin Busted For Hacking Databases
Boredom cited as excuse for alleged hack campaign that may have compromised more than 30 government and private sites.
DarkReading (May 8, 2014)
OAuth, OpenID Flaw: 7 Facts
Authentication-protocol implementation security flaws are not as serious as Heartbleed, but Facebook and other sites must be fixed, say security experts.
DarkReading (May 8, 2014)
Sneaky Windows Folder Poisoning Attack Steals Access Rights
Windows challenge-response authentication protocol could be abused by PC hackers to easily access wider corporate networks.
DarkReading (May 6, 2014)
Dress Like A Gnome: 6 Security Training Essentials
Offer home security clinics, make security messages fit for Twitter, and don't be afraid to dress up, say Infosecurity Europe presenters.
DarkReading (May 5, 2014)
Privacy, Cybercrime Headline the Infosecurity Europe Conference
Attendees debate NSA surveillance, privacy reforms, cybercrime defenses, and sharpen their CISO skills.
DarkReading (May 2, 2014)
Heartbleed Attack Targeted Enterprise VPN
Attack spotted using the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug to steal session tokens and bypass two-factor authentication.
DarkReading (April 21, 2014)
Heartbleed: A Password Manager Reality Check
Is a password manager an effective defense against vulnerabilities like Heartbleed, or just another way to lose data to hackers?
DarkReading (April 18, 2014)
Microsoft Delays Enterprise Windows 8.1 Support Doomsday
Responding to criticism, Microsoft gives businesses until August to adopt Windows 8.1 Update and continue receiving security updates. Consumers still face May 13 deadline.
DarkReading (April 17, 2014)
White House Details Zero-Day Bug Policy
NSA denies prior knowledge of the Heartbleed vulnerability, but the White House reserves the right to withhold zero-day exploit information in some cases involving security or law enforcement.
DarkReading (April 15, 2014)
Akamai Withdraws Proposed Heartbleed Patch
As researchers demonstrate OpenSSL bug exploits that retrieve private keys, Akamai rescinds a patch suggestion for the SSL/TLS library after a security researcher punches holes in it.
DarkReading (April 14, 2014)
'Thingularity' Triggers Security Warnings
The Internet of Things is creating 50 billion Internet-connected devices. Who is going to keep them updated and secure?
DarkReading (March 28, 2014)
Android Apps Hide Crypto-Currency Mining Malware
Apps downloaded by millions from Google Play and Spanish software forums include hidden altcoin-mining software. But criminals aren't getting rich quickly.
DarkReading (March 27, 2014)
Cybercrime Black Markets Grow Up
Cybercrime forums selling advanced attacks on demand are outpacing businesses' ability to defend themselves, new study from RAND finds.
InformationWeek (March 26, 2014)
Target CIO's Resignation: 7 Questions
After the data breach, why didn't the buck stop with PCI assessors or CEO? Search for accountability reveals flawed system, much finger-pointing.
InformationWeek (March 6, 2014)
Bitcoin, Meet Darwin: Crypto Currency's Future
First-movers rarely survive, but some experts see a real future for government-issued crypto currency.
InformationWeek (March 12, 2014)
Target Breach: Why Smartcards Won’t Stop Hackers
"Chip and PIN" smartcard adoption in the United States is long overdue. But the security improvement wouldn't have stopped Target’s BlackPOS malware attackers.
InformationWeek (January 24, 2014)
Microsoft Delays Windows XP Antivirus Doomsday
Security Essentials for XP gets 15-month extension, but some antivirus vendors promise updates through 2017 and beyond.
InformationWeek (January 16, 2014)
Is Mob-Busting RICO Overkill For Combating Cybercrime?
The milestone conviction of 22-year-old David Camez for his participation in a Russian-run "carder" forum raises legitimate questions about the role of RICO in taking down cybercrime.
InformationWeek (December 17, 2013)
Energy Department Breach Years In Making, Investigators Say
July data breach that affected up to 150,000 employees traces back to a string of managerial and technical failures, investigators conclude.
InformationWeek (December 16, 2013)
Hardware Hacker Demos Zombie Drone Hijacker
The SkyJack drone automatically seeks out and hijacks other nearby Parrot drones. Will this mean trouble for Amazon's planned drone delivery fleet?
InformationWeek (December 04, 2013)
NSA Surveillance Infected 50,000 PCs With Malware
Leaked document details agency's "implants," satellite intercepts, joint CIA eavesdropping operations, and embassy-based monitoring programs abroad.
InformationWeek (November 25, 2013)
Chinese Antivirus Firm NQ Called 'Massive Fraud'
Mobile anti-malware software developer NQ Mobile denies charges that it inflates its market share and makes spyware.
InformationWeek (October 25, 2013)
Experian Breach Fallout: ID Theft Nightmares Continue
Data brokers amassing gigantic data stores of people's valuable personal information are too big to not fail. Why are consumers getting stuck with the mess?
InformationWeek (October 25, 2013)
Browser Fingerprinting: 9 Facts
Tracking technology that can identify individual identities and devices is improving faster than consumers might realize, warn privacy researchers.
InformationWeek (October 24, 2013)
Stratfor Hacker: FBI Entrapment Shaped My Case
Hacker Jeremy Hammond asks for leniency before sentencing, citing the role of FBI informant Sabu in his case. How far can the FBI go with suspected computer criminals?
InformationWeek (October 04, 2013)
Can You Hack A Heartbeat?
Nymi biometric wristband promises to let you unlock everything from cars to hotel rooms without a PIN or password. It authenticates you using heart rhythms.
InformationWeek (September 04, 2013)
Exclusive: Anatomy Of A Brokerage IT Meltdown
Regulators last year issued the SEC's first-ever privacy fine against broker-dealer GunnAllen for failing to protect customer data. But former IT staffers say regulators didn’t seem to know half of this cautionary tale of outsourcing and oversight gone wrong.
InformationWeek (October 08, 2012)