Hundreds of millions of PCs are at risk of being remotely exploited, after a security researcher released proof-of-concept exploit code for separate, newly discovered flaws in software preinstalled on systems by Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba.
Turns out electronic learning products can be bad for children's privacy - and for their parents too. The VTech breach highlights how, despite repeated warnings, too many manufacturers continue to not take security seriously.
India's and Malaysia's cybersecurity teams look to strike a chord to collaborate and share best security practices to respond to security incidents. But the question is: Who will take the lead and has the expertise to face the challenges?
The security of Internet-connected toys is in the limelight after toymaker VTech acknowledged suffering a data breach that affects 5 million accounts and personal information and photographs relating to more than 200,000 children.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
TalkTalk's confusion in the wake of its recent data breach, as well as mangling of technical details and failure to encrypt customer data, demonstrate the importance of having an incident-response plan ready in advance of any breach, experts say.
The FBI is pursuing a suspected Russian hacker who reportedly amassed a trove of 1.2 billion stolen online credentials, plus payment card data and Social Security numbers, and who's offered access to hacked Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Despite near-constant warnings from law enforcement officials and the information security community, too many organizations still aren't taking security seriously, experts warned at the Irish Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin.
Discussions I recently moderated around mobile security indicate that Indian practitioners have significant doubts about the effectiveness and applicability of mobile security solutions such as MDM and others.
The annual Black Hat Europe conference this year once again brought together numerous information security aficionados in Amsterdam for the latest training and security insights. Here are visual highlights from the conference.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh says India is increasingly susceptible to international cyberattacks, and new barriers must be created. He also asks cybersecurity experts to be alert to online radicalization.
As banking customers migrate to mobile channels, criminals are developing inventive new ways to commit fraud. In a video interview, Peter Klimek of Kaspersky Lab addresses the changing threat landscape and ways to improve cybersecurity.
Buoyed by massive illicit profits, cybercriminals have continued to refine their ransomware attacks, including updating their crypto techniques to foil decryption tools, encrypting file names and threatening to leak stolen secrets.
To adequately protect their data, organizations need to go far beyond traditional controls and implement a "data-centric security" approach, says Informatica's Robert Shields, who describes the essential elements of the strategy.