Televisions that spy on their users have long been a trope of dystopian fiction, including George Orwell's "1984." But the spying TV appears to be far from fictional, according to a new settlement agreement reached between the FTC and smart-TV maker Vizio.
The proposed creation of a CERT dedicated to serving India's financial sector is good news. But working out a realistic framework for its activities and defining its role in ensuring stronger security for the sector will prove challenging.
India's finance minister Arun Jaitley announced plans to form a separate computer emergency response team, CERT-Fin, for the financial sector, in his union budget speech to the Indian parliament - a move that has drawn a mixed response from security experts
FS-ISAC is collaborating with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to establish the Asia Pacific Regional Intelligence and Analysis Center to encourage regional sharing and analysis of cybersecurity information within the financial services sector. Security experts weigh in on the value of the initiative.
Facebook is aiming to make account recovery and password resets more secure with a new, updated approach that eliminates outdated weaknesses such as emailed reset links, SMS messages and security questions.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with news that several senior White House staffers had been using a private email server. Also, fueled by worries over Russian hacking, the Australian government plans to educate political parties on improving cybersecurity.
Four years after a messy legal battle sparked by Edward Snowden using its service, the secure email provider Lavabit is back with a new platform designed to provide better privacy protection - users can select from "trustful," "cautious" or "paranoid" modes - by encrypting both email content and metadata.
CERT leaders in the U.S. and India have signed a memorandum of understanding promoting a threat information exchange program in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. But will the collaborative effort yield tangible results for India?
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
The hacking group known as Legion is taking credit for hijacking the twitter accounts of high-profile Indians as well as accessing more than 40,000 servers. Is the nation well-equipped to mitigate the risks posed by hackers?
The Obama administration has failed to reach agreement with 40 other nations on easing restrictions on exports of certain intrusion software, sometimes called "spyware," that could be exploited by repressive regimes - but also could be used to help secure computer systems.
Cyberattacks waged by organized crime groups are simultaneously targeting a wider array of industries worldwide, which is why cross-industry threat information sharing is more critical than ever, says Brian Engle, executive director of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center.
Just two years after its launch, Soltra Edge, the automated threat-intelligence sharing platform designed by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and The Depository Trust and Clearing Corp., is being taken off the market. Experts weigh in on the reasons behind the surprising decision.
The success of Operation SAMBRE, a global cybercrime investigation into the theft of billions of dollars from banks throughout the world, proves why information sharing between law enforcement and the private sector is key to battling cybercrime.