Turns out electronic learning products can be bad for children's privacy - and for their parents too. The VTech breach highlights how, despite repeated warnings, too many manufacturers continue to not take security seriously.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
The annual Black Hat Europe conference this year once again brought together numerous information security aficionados in Amsterdam for the latest training and security insights. Here are visual highlights from the conference.
As more banks and government agencies stop providing free BlackBerries to employees, the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer is attempting to reboot with the launch of its first Android smartphone, dubbed Priv for privacy.
FBI Director James Comey's declaration that the Obama administration will not pursue legislation to require vendors to create a backdoor that would permit law enforcement to circumvent encryption on mobile devices isn't the end of the matter.
The shift to the EMV standard in the U.S. has drawn incredible media attention for more than a year as everyone witnesses the approach of the looming liability shift deadline. But what does it really mean for merchants, consumers, and hackers? I say the answer is actually very little, and in as few words as possible,...
Federal regulators have launched a Web portal that provides HIPAA compliance advice for application developers, especially those developing mobile health apps. Some privacy and security experts it's an overdue step in the right direction for companies that need more guidance.
Building better relationships between organizations' privacy and security teams and the workforce, as well as between covered entities and their business associates, is essential to improving patient data security. That was a key theme at last week's Healthcare Information Security Summit in San Francisco.
Too often, individuals who fail to take the proper steps to secure IT aren't punished for their reckless behavior. But should those who consistently fail to follow safe cyber hygiene be severely penalized for repeatedly falling for phishing attacks?
The U.S. migration to EMV chip payment cards, which is progressing slowly, will be overshadowed by EMV-compliant mobile payments, says Gray Taylor of Conexxus, a convenience store and petroleum industry technology association.
BlackBerry plans to buy mobile device management rival Good Technology for $425 million. BlackBerry must prep for a future in which it no longer manufactures hardware - and that's why this deal makes sense.
Information security experts offer two timely Apple iOS device reminders: First, never jailbreak the devices. Second, enterprise security managers must ensure that they ruthlessly block any jailbroken devices from accessing corporate networks because they pose a security risk.
The bad news is that the new KeyRaider malware has so far compromised more than 225,000 Apple accounts worldwide. The good news, according to Ryan Olson of Palo Alto Networks, is that only modified, or "jailbroken," ioS devices are at risk.
A controversy over the University of Oregon's handling of a student's mental health records is building momentum for reforms in a regulation that allows schools to use, and in some cases disclose, certain education records of students without their consent.
Cybersecurity risks to medical devices will become an even more critical issue for healthcare organizations to address next year because of the need to maintain patient trust, says Rob Potter of Symantec.