What could be worse than a ransomware infection? How about getting infected by "torture ransomware" that uses a sadistic puppet to taunt you, slowly deleting your encrypted files while increasing the ransom demand until you pay?
Apple's QuickTime media player and web browser plug-in should be immediately expunged from all Windows systems, security experts warn, in a reminder of the dangers of using outdated software - especially web browser plug-ins.
Tools and techniques need to be identified to aid law enforcement in gathering evidence from devices, such as smartphones, while safeguarding the security and privacy of individuals. Can stakeholders find that middle ground?
In a one-on-one discussion about today's top healthcare security challenges, Premise Health CISO Joey Johnson talks about the "paradigm shift" needed to move entities from a compliance mindset to one that embraces true cybersecurity.
The keys to the digital kingdom are too easy to steal through malware and social engineering. What can security leaders do to help raise their organizations' level of privileged access management? Ken Ammon of CA Technologies offers insights in this video interview.
Who's right: Apple or the FBI? Our readers continue to debate a magistrate judge ordering Apple to help unlock an iPhone tied to a San Bernardino shooter, raising such issues as strong crypto, backdoors as well as legal and moral responsibilities.
Here's more evidence of how a data breach can have a major financial impact. The bill for U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk's October 2015 data breach could be as much as $94 million, and the incident resulted in the loss of 95,000 customers.
Congressman Will Hurd has a simple request for U.S. government agencies: Have you been using vulnerable Juniper Networks devices? But Congress needs to consider tougher questions about its culpability in this backdoor debacle.
Security experts are warning that Chinese networking product manufacturer TP-Link has been shipping routers with a WiFi password that's based on their MAC address, thus making their passwords easy for would-be attackers to sniff.
Adobe is warning Flash users to update their software immediately in the wake of zero-day attacks that can enable attackers to take full control of vulnerable systems. This year, Adobe has patched 316 bugs in Flash. Is it time for the plug-in to die?
Bob Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, contends that not enough progress has been made in improving payments security in the seven years since the processor experienced a massive breach. Find out why he argues that retailers and processors still have much more to do.
For years, information security experts have been warning users to create complex, unique passwords, and organizations to secure them properly. But an analysis of 12 million cracked Ashley Madison passwords shows how much we're still failing.
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?