Apple is now preparing final patches for two zero-day vulnerabilities that a security firm says have been exploited by certain attackers to seize control of iPhone and iPad email apps, giving them access to users' messages.
Many governments are pursuing contact-tracing apps to combat COVID-19, but such projects risk subjecting populations to invasive, long-term surveillance - as well as insufficient adoption - unless they take an open, transparent and as decentralized approach, says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
Federal regulators are delaying implementation and enforcement of certain provisions of the interoperability and secure information sharing final rules that were issued in March, citing the COVID-19 public health emergency that is overwhelming many healthcare organizations.
The U.S. Small Business Administration says a flaw in an online application portal may have exposed the personal data - including Social Security numbers - of approximately 8,000 loan applicants seeking help coping with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports.
Three recently disclosed health data security incidents - including the discovery of a large email hack that happened nearly a year ago - serve as reminders of the ongoing incident response challenges facing healthcare organizations. And these difficulties are likely to worsen during the COVID-19 crisis.
Alongside the sad and vast expense of legitimate claims, it is an unfortunate fact that in times of economic hardship, people have a history of taking any opportunity to exploit financial institutions for ill-gotten gain.
The use of telehealth is ramping up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the latest arrest in connection with a $410 million healthcare fraud case that includes a multi-million dollar telemedicine-related fraud scheme serves as a cautionary tale of how fraudsters can abuse telehealth.
All contact-tracing apps for combating COVID-19 must be developed in an open and transparent manner, remain voluntary, be based on Bluetooth, and allow users to opt in, or else they risk making the global pandemic even worse, 200 of the world's leading scientists and researchers have warned.
One measure of the popularity of the Zoom teleconferencing software: Cybercrime forums are listing an increasing number of stolen accounts for sale, which attackers could use to "Zoom bomb" calls and push malicious files to meeting participants. Security experts describe essential defenses.
Can you "big tech" a way out of a pandemic? Many governments around the world are trying, and Australia is joining the herd with a contact tracing app. But Australia has a splotchy record of large government tech projects, including in health, that may result in low voluntary adoption of an app.
TikTok, a video-sharing service, has been delivering video and other media without TLS/SSL encryption, which means it may be possible for someone to tamper with content, researchers say. That could be especially damaging in the current pandemic environment, where misinformation and confusion abounds.
Using location data to warn people who have come in contact with those infected with COVID-19 holds promise to stem the deadly pandemic. But with that comes privacy concerns. Cryptologist Vanessa Teague breaks down risks and solutions.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, healthcare organizations need to ramp up efforts to mitigate the threats posed by cybercriminals who are trying to exploit the chaos, says attorney Jason G. Weiss, a cyber forensics expert and retired FBI agent.
In the effort to develop COVID-19 medical insights, some healthcare and technology firms are reportedly partnering to collect coronavirus patient information to assist government and academic researchers. But such efforts are raising significant security and privacy concerns.
In this webinar, Mark Sangster discusses how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting businesses and individuals and the need to stay vigilant. Emerging threats from bad actors who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis are inevitable. Distributed workforces are leaving gaps in our defenses and opening the door to...