Bad news: A developer has released the source code for Mirai malware, which is designed to automatically find and hack internet of things devices, turning them into DDoS cannons. The malware has been tied to recent record-smashing DDoS attacks.
In a video interview, Troy Leach, CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council, explains enhanced standards designed to help ensure that POS vendors can stay ahead of new attacks aimed at defeating encryption.
The FTC has denied LabMD's request for a "stay," or delay, in implementing the regulator's final order stemming from a longstanding dispute over the cancer testing lab's information security practices. LabMD has asked an appellate court to review the case.
The Yahoo breach - and the theft of unencrypted security questions and answers - is a reminder to use unique passwords and security questions, store them using a password safe and take advantage of two-factor authentication whenever it's available.
Want to build a cybercrime empire predicated on selling stolen payment card data? Here's how carder forum Vendetta Network blends outsourcing, partnerships and best-of-breed tools to maximize profits while minimizing risk.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCall calls on Congress to increase spending on quantum computing research to ensure that the United States is the first nation to employ quantum computing as a tool to decrypt data. "We can't lose this one to the Chinese," he says.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ventured into new territory for their first presidential debate: cybersecurity. It marked one of the few subjects on which both candidates broadly agreed, although the exchange was marked with sharp jabs and an interesting attribution theory from Trump.
Asked to explain the compromise of 500 million of its users' accounts, Yahoo appears to be trying to blame Russia. Of course, that would be an easy face-saving exercise for a publicly traded firm currently negotiating its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon.
Don't leap to conclusions on the basis of a new report that suggests Yahoo is preparing to warn the world that it was hacked and lost hundreds of millions of users' account credentials. Someone may simply have harvested passwords reused on other sites.
FBI Director James Comey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and security expert Mikko Hypponen all advocate covering up your webcam as a cheap and no-brainer defense against everything from unscrupulous competitors to sextortionists.
A developer warns that Dropbox gains wide-ranging access to Apple's OS X operating system using a SQL trick that some equate to hacking users' systems. Here's why giving a desktop app unusual access to Apple's privacy settings poses a security risk.
Have you been the target or victim of ransomware-wielding attackers? The FBI wants individuals and businesses to report ransomware attacks to help it better pursue, disrupt and potentially arrest suspects.
The handling of a recent data breach - the details of which are still unfolding - by Oakland, Calif.-based web services company Regpack provides a look into how the discovery and disclosure of a breach can turn into a real train wreck.