Blockchain technology has been floated as a solution to enable remote, electronic voting. But MIT researchers say today's paper-based systems, while imperfect, are still the most reliable way to prove to voters that their selections have been accurately cast and tallied.
IoT devices are like sausages: They're full of components of varying quality, and it's invariably disturbing to think about their origins. New guidance helps address how to reduce the risk of potentially vulnerable components in connected devices.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks have not garnered much attention this year. But analysts say such attacks could surge, and they have the potential to be just as damaging as ransomware and other types of cyberthreats.
Ticketmaster UK has been fined $1.7 million by Britain's privacy watchdog for its "serious failure" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. Its failure to properly secure chatbot software led to attackers stealing at least 9.4 million payment card details.
With the escalation of cyberattacks on the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain partners need to strengthen their security controls and defenses, say Vishwas Gadgil of pharmaceutical firm Merck and Ed Gaudet of the consultancy Censinet. They describe updated guidance on the subject.
A recently uncovered point-of-sale malware called "ModPipe" is targeting Oracle software used by thousands of restaurants and other businesses in the hospitality industry, according to researchers at ESET. This backdoor can then steal sensitive data, such as cardholder names.
An unauthorized person apparently gained access to a database of insurance software firm Vertafore and compromised the driver's license information of over 27 million Texans. Security analysts say a misconfigured database is the likely culprit.
Despite a Thursday deadline that would have forced China-based ByteDance to shut down its TikTok video-sharing app in the U.S., the Commerce Department will allow the company to continue its American operations for now as various court cases continue.
The gang behind the Ragnar Locker ransomware posted an ad on Facebook in an attempt to publicly shame a victim so it would pay a ransom. Security experts say the innovative tactic is indicative of things to come.
A House of Representatives staff report concludes that existing technology and infrastructure could be used to allow lawmakers to securely cast their votes remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. But some Republicans question whether remote voting is, indeed, feasible.
A German appeals court has slashed by 90% the $11 million General Data Protection Regulation fine levied last year against 1&1 Telecom by the nation's federal privacy watchdog over call center data protection shortcomings. Experts say the case is a reminder that all GDPR fines can be appealed.
Federal regulators Thursday issued their 11th HIPAA settlement - the ninth in recent months - involving a patient right of access to records case. The resolution agreement with a Queens, New York, physician's practice calls for a $15,000 penalty and adoption of a corrective action plan.
Three state-sponsored advanced persistent threat groups - one Russian, two North Korean - have been targeting companies across the globe involved with COVID-19 vaccine and treatment development, Microsoft says.
"Better, cheaper, faster." These are the results that banking institutions can receive by shifting security to the cloud, says David Vergara of OneSpan. At a time when multi-channel fraud is surging and the customer experience is paramount, cloud needs serious consideration, he says.