To boost security and eliminate the need for passwords, MasterCard plans to later this year roll out a facial biometrics app for authentication of online purchases. But some experts warn that biometrics technology is not fool-proof and should only be deployed as part of a layered authentication approach.
Who's right: Apple or the FBI? Our readers continue to debate a magistrate judge ordering Apple to help unlock an iPhone tied to a San Bernardino shooter, raising such issues as strong crypto, backdoors as well as legal and moral responsibilities.
Here's more evidence of how a data breach can have a major financial impact. The bill for U.K. telecom giant TalkTalk's October 2015 data breach could be as much as $94 million, and the incident resulted in the loss of 95,000 customers.
Security experts are warning that Chinese networking product manufacturer TP-Link has been shipping routers with a WiFi password that's based on their MAC address, thus making their passwords easy for would-be attackers to sniff.
Adobe is warning Flash users to update their software immediately in the wake of zero-day attacks that can enable attackers to take full control of vulnerable systems. This year, Adobe has patched 316 bugs in Flash. Is it time for the plug-in to die?
New guidance for cyber-resilience, vendor management and breach notification are expected for New York state banks in early 2016. And the tone set by these guidelines may have a ripple effect, influencing the actions of federal banking regulators.
Discussions I recently moderated around mobile security indicate that Indian practitioners have significant doubts about the effectiveness and applicability of mobile security solutions such as MDM and others.
For years, information security experts have been warning users to create complex, unique passwords, and organizations to secure them properly. But an analysis of 12 million cracked Ashley Madison passwords shows how much we're still failing.
The act of prevention is dead. The new mandate for CISOs is to quickly detect anomalous behavior in the networks to be able to respond quickly to breaches and combat threats, says RSA's director, Kartik Shahani.
The U.S. payments infrastructure will come up far short of completing the rollout of EMV technology by the Oct. 1 fraud liability shift date. Experts say high costs, a perceived lack of consumer demand and doubts about EMV's ability to significantly reduce card fraud are to blame.
BlackBerry plans to buy mobile device management rival Good Technology for $425 million. BlackBerry must prep for a future in which it no longer manufactures hardware - and that's why this deal makes sense.
The FBI estimates fraud losses linked to so-called business email compromise scams worldwide have exceeded $1.2 billion in less than a year. But some financial fraud experts say the losses from this largely overlooked threat could be even higher.
Extortionists and "free agent" rogue insiders have emerged as the top two most malicious cybercrime threats to banking institutions, says Gartner's Avivah Litan. How should institutions bolster their defenses?
The Internal Revenue Service says cyber thieves may have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts in a breach of its Get Transcript system, far more than the 114,000 accounts it originally estimated in May.