As numerous attacks have demonstrated, two-factor authentication systems are not foolproof, says Ryan Lackey, a principal in the security practice at CloudFlare, who offers insights on how today's authentication systems must evolve.
Almost all versions of Windows are vulnerable to an OLE flaw that is being actively exploited in the wild. This is the second zero-day vulnerability tied to the so-called "Sandworm Team" of hackers, and no patch is yet available.
An FBI official on Oct. 20 said the hacks of JPMorgan Chase and other U.S. banks do not appear to have been in retribution for Western economic sanctions against Russia. But FBI investigators still have not determined who was behind the attacks.
Staples has confirmed that it's investigating a potential data breach after a report warned that elevated levels of payment card fraud had recently been tied to card numbers used by consumers who shopped at the office supply retailer.
Drawing on networking protocols designed to support NASA's interplanetary missions, two researchers have created a networking system that's designed to transmit information securely and reliably in even the worst conditions, such as in an Ebola hot zone.
In addition to adopting the right IT security standards to mitigate advance persistent threats, organizations need to pick the right people to carry out those standards, says Jon Long, a featured speaker at ISMG's Global APT Defense Summit on Oct. 22.
In the wake of recent payment card breaches, President Obama is taking steps to speed the adoption of EMV cards. He's also calling on Congress to enact a national data breach notification law and announcing a White House summit on consumer cybersecurity.
"Cybercrime as a service" and the globalization of attacks are two of the trends noted by cyber-intelligence firm Group-IB in its third annual High-Tech Crime Report. Group-IB's Alexander Tushkanov explains the lessons that can be learned.
Disconnecting systems from the Internet via an "air gap" is supposed to make the data they store harder to steal. But at Black Hat Europe, cryptographer Adi Shamir demonstrated how a laser and drone can be used to bypass air gaps.
Security experts urge organizations to disable support for SSL on clients and servers because of flaws in the cryptographic protocol that could be used to impersonate website users and decrypt HTTPS traffic.
Knowing how to manipulate a hacker's cultural values could help thwart - or at least slow down - cyber-attacks, says Garet Moravec, a cybersecurity expert who'll speak at ISMG's Global APT Defense Summit on Oct. 22.
Amsterdam is again playing host to the annual Black Hat Europe information security gathering, and presenters have promised to cover everything from privacy flaws in wearable computers to two-factor authentication system failures.