Déjà vu basic cybersecurity challenge all over again: With the U.S. government warning that geopolitical tensions could trigger wiper-attack reprisals, security experts review the basic anti-wiper - and anti-ransomware - defenses organizations should already have in place.
Hackers appear to have accessed a new mobile payment app for 7-Eleven customers in Japan, taking about $500,000 from 900 customers over several days. Poor passwords and authentication designs by the company are likely to blame, according to media reports.
Together with President Donald Trump and the EU Copyright Directive, the U.K's Internet Services Providers' Association has nominated Mozilla as one of its three nominees for "internet villain" of the year. Its purported crime has been to advance a more secure version of the domain name system.
Healthcare information is a prime target for malicious attackers because it has a high value on the black market, says Amanda Rogerson of Duo Security, who calls for adoption of a "zero trust" model to boost security.
Biometrics may be in fashion, but it's in part because users are ready, willing and able to use it to prove their identity, thanks to Apple, Samsung, Google and other players providing trustable hardware for verifying people's fingerprints and faces, says IBM Security's Neil Warburton.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the debate over whether the government should require technology firms to use weak encryption for messaging applications. Plus, D-Link's proposed settlement with the FTC and a CISO's update on medical device security.
A distributed denial-of-service attacker who crashed a popular gaming service at Christmas has been sentenced to serve 27 months in prison. Austin Thompson has also been ordered to pay $95,000 in damages to Daybreak Games.
Findings from researchers who hacked Croatia-based vendor Zipato's smart hub controllers, which can manage networked locks, lights and security cameras, underscore the risks that can accompany home automation devices. "Smart home" vendor Zipato says it's fixed the flaws.
New York's Interfaith Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to fully implement a zero trust network security strategy. Chris Frenz, the hospital's CISO, explains why he adopted that approach and offers lessons learned from the transition.
Awareness of medical device security issues has grown dramatically over the past few years. But Michael McNeil of device manufacturer Philips argues that cybersecurity is still years behind where it should be, so stakeholders are playing catch-up.
The U.S. Cyber Command has issued a warning that attackers are attempting to exploit an older vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook to plant remote access Trojans or other types of malware within government networks. Some researchers say the exploits could be tied to an Iranian-backed threat group.
Semiconductor manufacturing giant Broadcom is looking to purchase endpoint security firm Symantec, Bloomberg reports, noting that while discussions are at an advanced stage, no terms have been disclosed and no deal is guaranteed.
D-Link has reached a proposed settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which alleged the IoT device developer left consumers vulnerable to hackers through inadequate security practices. The terms of the settlement may serve as a warning to IoT makers to get their security checks in order.