Twitter has apologized after it discovered that it had been inadvertently storing users' passwords in plaintext in an internal log, potentially putting them at risk. Twitter has blamed a bug for the fault and recommends all users change their passwords immediately.
As attackers get increasingly sophisticated in reverse-engineering applications, it is imperative that enterprises secure trusted applications that are reaching back into the datacenter from beyond the perimeter, says Rusty Carter of Arxan Technologies.
Over 55 percent of people will reuse passwords despite acknowledging the risks, says Amber Steel of LastPass. In the enterprise context, this bad behavior needs to be addressed without burdening employees with policies which could impact productivity, she says.
Australia's Commonwealth Bank has confirmed that two magnetic tapes containing transaction information for 19.8 million accounts went missing two years ago after mishandling by a subcontractor. A forensic investigation concluded the tapes were likely destroyed, and no fraudulent activity has been detected.
Despite the buzz about digital transformation, most enterprises remain overwhelmed by having to support and secure legacy technologies, says Mark Loveless of Duo Security. How can they simultaneously protect their legacy systems while securing their future?
Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that reportedly received data on up to 87 million Facebook users without their consent, shut down on Wednesday. The company had worked on the 2016 campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump. But its backers have launched a new firm, called Emerdata.
A dozen medication and supply management products from Becton Dickinson and Co. are vulnerable to flaws identified last year in the WPA2 protocol, putting the products at risk for so-called KRACK attacks, according to a federal alert. Such attacks can potentially lead to malware infections.
New PCI requirements that go into effect June 30 are pushing payment card acquirers, processors, gateways and service providers worldwide to implement more secure encryption protocols for transactions. But are they ready?
The attackers behind SamSam ransomware have been focusing not on infecting individuals' computers, but rather the systems of large organizations that they hope will pay for a "volume discount" - in one case, $46,000 - to decrypt all of their systems at once.
Following in Google's footsteps, Amazon has closed a technical loophole that helped some online services evade censorship filters, but which was also abused by cybercriminals. Collateral damage is already being felt by the likes of Signal, a popular, encrypted-messaging app blocked by some governments.
Hackers are going to breach a network, bypassing firewalls and other network defenses. So the focus must be on what happens next, says Mukesh Gupta of Illumio, who describes how micro-segmentation can help contain breaches.