When IBM unveiled BIOS - Basic Input/Output System - in 1981 with the introduction of its personal computer, few perceived it as a security threat. But now, NIST has issued a new guide to mitigate BIOS vulnerabilities in servers.
Experts review new allegations that have emerged about information security practices at Home Depot in the wake of the retailer confirming that it suffered a data breach resulting in the theft of an unknown quantity of credit and debit cards details.
While the new Apple Pay system is slated to debut next month in the United States, payment card brands say the system eventually will expand to some of the other 66 countries that already accept contactless payments.
Security experts see good news and bad in Apple's latest announcements. Upsides include Apple Pay and numerous privacy and security improvements in iOS 8. But after the celebrity photo leak, iCloud fixes remain missing.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, Juniper Networks announces advancements in its threat intelligence platform, while Fiserv releases tokenization capabilities for its mobile wallet application.
Google says just 2 percent of the recent dump of nearly 5 million credentials to Russian cybercrime forums contained valid Gmail username and password combinations. But anyone who reused the same passwords on other sites remains at risk from hackers.
Amidst a year of high-profile and costly data breaches, what can organizations be doing to help ensure they aren't the next victims? Charley Chell of CA Technologies discusses new authentication solutions.
Security experts are advising Google users to change their passwords in the wake of almost 5 million usernames and passwords surfacing on Russian cybercrime forums. But some of the stolen data may be several years old.
India is the world's 4th biggest target of mobile malware, according to a new report, with New Delhi hosting the highest number of SMS attacks sending mobile malware. How can organizations reduce their risks?