In today's rapidly changing cyber threat environment, the federal government needs to take a lead role in making sure mobile device security is adequate, says security researcher Stephen Cobb, who analyzes ongoing investigations by the FTC and FCC in this audio interview.
A data breach notification service bought what appear to be 117 million username and poorly hashed passwords obtained via the 2012 breach of LinkedIn. That's a far cry from the 6.5 million stolen passwords that initially came to light.
A judge has declined to share details of a flaw exploited by the FBI - either in the Firefox browser or modified Tor version - during the course of a large child pornography investigation, saying Mozilla should deal directly with the U.S. government.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week sided with data aggregator Spokeo in a case dealing with when consumers can sue for privacy violations. The high court remanded the case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the issue of whether the plaintiff was harmed when Spokeo published incorrect information about him.
America's cyber infrastructure is under constant attack, and damage to it could have significant consequences. But the presidential candidates haven't had much to say about the issue. At ISMG's Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, a panel of experts will address how the next president should tackle cybersecurity.
Establishing new laws and regulations to address privacy and cybersecurity concerns related to the Internet of Things would likely be ineffective, attorney Steven Teppler, who co-chairs an American Bar Association IoT committee, says in an audio interview.
Following a massive data leak, Qatar National Bank has confirmed that its systems may have been hacked. A group with Turkish ties has claimed credit for the attack and reportedly threatened to release information from a second bank hack.
The section chief of the FBI's Cyber Division says "the FBI does not condone payment of ransom," in part because it enables criminals to victimize others. Instead, the bureau continues to urge all potential victims to get their IT house in order.
The House of Representatives has unanimously approved the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before compelling third-party service providers to surrender their customers' email and text content. The measure now goes to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support.
Like last year's breach of the online dating site Ashley Madison - tagline: "Life is Short. Have an Affair." - this year's release of the "Panama Papers" is holding individuals accountable for actions which, if not always illegal, in many cases appear to have at least been unethical.
Visa's new plan to help merchants speed checkout times for EMV chip payments sounds good, in theory. But in reality, it isn't likely to have much immediate impact on either speeding EMV adoption or enhancing the user experience.