A researcher says he tricked the Touch ID biometric fingerprint scanner built into the new iPhone 6, using a fake fingerprint created with glue. But it remains to be seen how well would-be fraudsters could employ this technique.
Coming on the heels of a Government Accountability Office report identifying HealthCare.gov security flaws, a new report by another watch-dog agency finds some security weaknesses, as well as strengths, in the Obamacare site and systems.
Home Depot says an estimated 56 million payment cards were exposed in a data breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer says an investigation revealed the breach involved custom-built malware not used in other cyber-attacks.
The leader of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service pledges to carry out 28 recommendations made by a watch-dog agency to improve the security of HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period for Obamacare begins Nov. 15.
A cross-site scripting vulnerability at eBay.co.uk left an undetermined number of users susceptible to an attack that attempted to steal their credentials when they clicked on links within a listing offering a used iPhone for sale.
Apple announces security and privacy changes tied to the release of iOS8, including better data encryption, more secure iCloud backups, and a corporate promise to be more transparent. But it delays release of its HealthKit.
A congressional hearing scrutinizing Tiversa, the peer-to-peer security firm that's at the center of the ongoing data security dispute between medical test lab firm LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission, has been postponed until November.
Federal government auditors have identified weaknesses in the technical controls protecting the security of the federally run Obamacare HealthCare.gov website and systems, which they say create increased and unnecessary risks.