When the new Apple Pay mobile payment system launches in October in the United States, it could help improve payment security. This infographic reviews the system's features and how to put them to use.
As news of the Shellshock bug continues to spread, CISOs in all sectors are taking steps to mitigate the risks posed by the vulnerability. Likewise, regulators and industry groups have ramped up dissemination of alerts.
Attackers have exploited the Shellshock vulnerability - a.k.a. Bash bug - to infect at least 700 Linux systems with malware that includes the ability to launch DDoS attacks. Users of Unix systems are vulnerable.
Leading this week's industry news roundup, IBM opens a new cloud resiliency center to provide business continuity capabilities, and Gemalto launches a solution to enable secure eBanking applications on PCs.
Security experts are warning that millions of systems - Apache servers, Linux and Mac systems, and innumerable Internet of Things devices - may be vulnerable to a flaw in Unix that attackers are already using to gain shell access.
Financial institutions are starting to report fraud tied to the massive Home Depot payment card data breach. One card issuer calls the fraud ramp up "much greater than what we saw from Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus."
A researcher says he tricked the Touch ID biometric fingerprint scanner built into the new iPhone 6, using a fake fingerprint created with glue. But it remains to be seen how well would-be fraudsters could employ this technique.
Home Depot says an estimated 56 million payment cards were exposed in a data breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer says an investigation revealed the breach involved custom-built malware not used in other cyber-attacks.