Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.
Some security experts contend that users of numerous types of Lenovo PCs and laptops are at risk of having their encrypted traffic get intercepted because of installed-by-default Superfish adware, which handles digital certificates insecurely.
Attacks are larger, adversaries more diverse, and damage is broader. These are characteristics of today's DDoS attacks, and organizations need a new approach to protection, says Verisign's Ramakant Pandrangi.
Is your organization running its anti-malware defenses properly? Don't be so sure. A new study finds that essential features built into anti-virus software are not always being used. From an information security standpoint, that's a serious problem.
Extradited Russian national Vladimir Drinkman, who's been charged with masterminding the largest-ever hack attack in U.S. history, this week pleaded not guilty in U.S. federal court to 11 charges relating to the theft of 160 million payment cards.
Target is the high-profile example, but many organizations have been breached through third-party vulnerabilities. Where are the security gaps, and how can they be filled? BitSight's Stephen Boyer offers insight.
As cybercrime grows, Section 66A of India's IT Act is under scrutiny of the court, government and security leaders. Some experts say it requires amendments to ensure correct interpretation and implementation.
The Anunak/Carbanak gang continues to rob financial services firms and retailers, in part with ATM malware. A new report says the cybercrime gang has stolen up to $1 billion from banks in Russia, the U.S. and beyond.
Europe's vaunted data protection regulations - now 20 years old - are in desperate need of an update. In 2012, EU officials proposed extensive changes to the privacy rules, but they remain stuck in limbo. Here's why.
The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection late last week served as the stage for more than a dozen companies and trade groups to announce new initiatives aimed at securing Internet transactions and payments and reducing fraud.
Enterprise IT administrators are being urged to immediately patch a flaw that affects every Windows system released for the past 15 years. Attackers could remotely exploit the flaw to take control of a device and run any code of their choice.
As hack attacks, such as the breach of Anthem Inc., become more common, it's more critical than ever for organizations to carry out an "adaptive defense model" to protect sensitive information, says Dave Merkel, chief technology officer at FireEye.
The Anthem breach, which possibly started with a phishing campaign, is a prime example of how hackers are perfecting their schemes to target key employees who have access to valued information, says Dave Jevans of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.