MacKeeper failed to alert customers earlier this year that for at least four weeks, its anti-virus software wasn't receiving regular signature updates. Industry experts say any such delay is unacceptable for an AV vendor.
At the Black Hat event in Las Vegas later this month, researchers plan to reveal vulnerabilities in hooking engines, a critical component of security software and other applications, including Microsoft Office.
In just two years' time, RSA analysts have seen a 170 percent rise in incidents of fraud via the mobile channel. What's behind the spike, and what can security leaders do to help their organizations and customers curb fraud losses?
A recent interview about Hillary Clinton's email server controversy drew numerous comments, with respondents divided over whether users will devise ways to circumvent systems safeguards to do their jobs more effectively. Join the conversation.
While many banks and merchants in Britain, France and Germany have long complied with the PCI Data Security Standard, deregulation has led organizations in other European countries to start taking PCI compliance more seriously and use it for competitive advantage.
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?
Security firms are warning that they've seen a spike in infections tied to a virulent strain of trojanized Android adware called Shedun - a.k.a. HummingBad - that can root smartphones, survive factory resets and earn cybercriminals big money.
More than half of all Android smartphones have a flaw that can be exploited to bypass the devices' full-disk encryption. As a result, law enforcement agencies - or attackers - could access all supposedly encrypted data being stored on vulnerable devices.
As more organizations in the Asian market outsource their security functions, they still will need to have a CISO, stresses Scott Robertson, vice president for Asia-Pacific and Japan at the cloud-based security firm Zscaler.
While PCI compliance is a priority for many U.S. retailers, some major companies in Australia say they'd rather forego the cost of compliance and risk the possibility of steep fines if a card breach occurs.
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's decision to step down at the end of his term in September has provoked interesting discussions within the security fraternity. Leaders believe he has been instrumental in setting a new cybersecurity vision for the banking sector
The security landscape is undergoing churn in India, and Deloitte's Akshay Garkel warns that with the country's regulators making big moves, the next six months should keep practitioners on their toes.
In the latest ISMG Security Report, our editors analyze Symantec's pending purchase of Blue Coat; vulnerabilities in mobile banking apps; retailers' objections to a national data breach notification bill; and the relaunching of the IRS Get Transcript tool after a breach.
Some 85 percent of the mobile banking apps in the Asia-Pacific region fail basic security checks, according to a recent study by AppKnox. Experts outline the challenges faced by banks in securing mobile apps and share some recommendations.
Asking how many different technologies consumers will tolerate when it comes to paying for their goods and services is a bit like asking how many more superheroes moviegoers will countenance in the latest "Avengers" film.