At a time when India needs its leaders to spell out practical new ways to address its evolving cybersecurity challenges, Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister of IT and law, unfortunately chose to mainly rehash ongoing efforts in a recent presentation. What should be on the to-do list?
The breach of porn site Brazzers - which allows users to swap fantasies in online forums - begs the question of how many users employed throwaway usernames and passwords. Some 1,446 U.S. military and 41 U.S. government email addresses were found in the data dump.
To the annals of super-bad historical mega breaches that no one knew about, add two new entries: Dropbox and Last.fm. Hackers reportedly stole tens of millions of usernames and passwords from each in 2012.
Indian organisations are easy prey for Pakistani hackers who are defacing their websites and sometimes also blocking transactions. But law enforcement is finding it challenging to crack down on foreign hackers because of uncertainty over which Indian laws apply.
Unlike other malware, ransomware practically screams and shouts at victims, and that distinct behavior holds promise for helping to better detect and block ransomware infections, according to Northeastern University security researchers.
SentinelOne is taking a marketing gamble by offering to reimburse customers who suffer a ransomware infection if the security firm can't remediate affected systems. But let's take a close look at what's actually on offer.
MacKeeper squared off with a 14-year-old over four videos he posted that criticized the anti-virus firm's marketing practices, warning the teenager that his parents could face steep legal fees and civil fines for alleged slander and libel.
As the Pokémon Go craze continues to take off, it's clear that when it comes to chasing virtual creatures through real-world locations, too many people fail to keep some common sense guidelines in mind.
MacKeeper failed to alert customers earlier this year that for at least four weeks, its anti-virus software wasn't receiving regular signature updates. Industry experts say any such delay is unacceptable for an AV vendor.
In the wake of recent SWIFT-related interbank payment heists, more banks are monitoring transactions for anomalous behavior in an attempt to catch fraud in real time, says Andrew Davies, a fraud prevention expert at core banking services provider Fiserv.
As insider channels increasingly become the vector through which attackers gain unauthorized access to data, organizations must look at context-aware security to understand user behavior and prevent data leak, says Naveen Gurusiddaiah of Micro Focus.
With rampant password, patch management and data missteps, it can feel like information security déjà vu all over again as security professionals fight so many of the same battles as 10 or 20 years ago, says white hat hacker Cris Thomas, a.k.a. "Space Rogue."