A new report into the state of consumer routers by Carnegie Mellon researchers is unsparing in its criticism: It's a market of lemons, and virtually all of the test models had security problems. What's the solution?
Two researchers who launched a crowdsourced effort to subscribe to the Shadow Brokers' monthly leak of stolen Equation Group exploits - on behalf of the entire information security community - have dropped their effort, citing legal concerns.
Right now in Britain three things remain certain: Death, taxes and having to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. But legislators have promised U.K. organizations will have a say in how some GDPR provisions get enacted.
It's easy to look at the payments landscape and see only the flaws. But payment card security has come a long way in the past 10 years, thanks in large part to the PCI Data Security Standard. How will card security be refined in the coming decade?
The release this week by the PCI Security Standards Council of a new PCI compliance resource for small merchants is being lauded by the banking and payments community. But how effective will the resource be at actually convincing merchants to move forward with PCI compliance?
As we prepare to mark the tenth anniversary of the PCI Security Standards Council, it's time to assess the impact PCI-DSS has had on payments security and consider whether it will remain a viable standard 10 years from now. A series of upcoming reports will address these topics.
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.
What could be worse than a ransomware infection? How about getting infected by "torture ransomware" that uses a sadistic puppet to taunt you, slowly deleting your encrypted files while increasing the ransom demand until you pay?
Apple's QuickTime media player and web browser plug-in should be immediately expunged from all Windows systems, security experts warn, in a reminder of the dangers of using outdated software - especially web browser plug-ins.
Enacting legislation to compel tech companies to help law enforcement decrypt data on mobile devices would diminish America's standing as a moral leader in the world, a nation looked up to by billions of people, even with our many flaws.
Standing in line to vote yesterday evening at my local middle school, I thought there were a lot of things that the 44th President will have to fix: the economy, the country, the federal government, the out of whack federal budget. Whew! That's a lot, just on a national scale; we're not even talking global problems...
Yes, yes, we all know the economy is hanging by threads right now. Banks that have been around forever are closing around us, the largest financial institutions are faltering, the stock market is down and up and down and up again, the Treasury is pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy, and we are all...
This time the news was so big it couldn't even wait til Friday.
Up to this point, as you know, whenever the FDIC has closed a bank this year, it's waited til after markets have closed for the week - let things settle over the weekend, and then the failed bank can reopen under its new flag on Monday.