Warning to parents and guardians: Beware of collecting, storing or sharing your child's biometric information - including fingerprints and DNA - even if you're creating a so-called "Child ID Kit," because the data is a natural target for identity thieves.
Achieving international acceptance of PCI-DSS is an ongoing challenge, says Jeremy King, international director of the PCI Security Standards Council, who's working to educate merchants about baseline security that goes far beyond cardholder data protection.
"Brexit" means that British law enforcement agencies will likely have a harder time taking a bite out of cybercrime as well-regarded intelligence-sharing relationships get severed and must be renegotiated.
Comodo made no new friends last week when it claimed that a nonprofit project, Let's Encrypt, stole its business model. Now, the digital certificate giant says it will not pursue applications aimed at securing trademarks using the phrase "Let's Encrypt."
While PCI compliance is a priority for many U.S. retailers, some major companies in Australia say they'd rather forego the cost of compliance and risk the possibility of steep fines if a card breach occurs.
By a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, British voters have decided to leave the European Union. But as Britain renegotiates its relationship with EU member states, its mass surveillance practices will likely face sharp scrutiny.
In the wake of a majority of British voters opting to leave the European Union, the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office argues that the country should still comply with the EU's data privacy rules. But will politics get in the way?
Kaspersky Lab says that its original estimate of how many remote desktop protocol server credentials were offered for sale in the now shuttered online cybercrime marketplace xDedic may have been far too low, based on new data coming to light.
In the event of a "Brexit" - British exit - from the European Union following this week's referendum, the U.K. would likely still have to comply with EU data protection laws, but also face cybercrime-related policing and prosecution challenges.
A report that the Russian government hacked into Democratic National Committee systems has security experts warning that just because malware was found on a hacked network, that doesn't mean a specific individual, group or nation-state was involved.
The annual Infosec Europe conference in London included a number of information security highs and lows, from hackers in hoodies and Guy Fawkes masks to free ice cream and Mikko Hypponen revealing that he too has been pwned.
Apple is building "differential privacy" into iOS 10 to try and block attempts to identify or track individual users based on their behavior, keyword searches or other activities. But will the functionality perform as advertised?
My initial reaction to Microsoft's announcement that it plans to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash: I guess its massive 2012 data breach - and the loss of virtually every user's credentials - didn't hobble the company's long-term prospects.
First the hackers came for our credit cards. Now they're taking control of our TVs. Witness the latest version of FLocker - for "frantic locker" - which is designed to lock Android devices, including smart TVs.