• When machines attack

    With 50 billion connected devices expected by 2020, the potential for harnessing these devices to launch large-scale distributed denial of service attacks is huge.

Spotlight: PCI backs Obama's order to move to chip and PIN standard for credit cards

The PCI Security Standards Council, the industry group tasked with promoting payment card security, is backing President Barack Obama's executive order intended to speed U.S. adoption of the chip and PIN security standard for credit and debit cards, ComputerWeekly reports.

Apple gets blasted for sending location, search data from Spotlight

Apple is being criticized for configuring Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to send location and search data back to Apple and third parties by default whenever a user queries its Spotlight search engine.

More than half billion financial records stolen in the past year, says FBI

A whopping 519 million financial records have been stolen by hackers over the last 12 months, with 439 million of those records pilfered in just the last six months, according to the FBI.

MintPal Bitcoin exchange likely pilfered by rogue CEO

Another Bitcoin exchange has been embroiled in alleged fraudulent activity, with this incident potentially diverting more than $1 million worth of bitcoins into the hands of a CEO turned scammer (or vice versa).

The growing consolidation of endpoint, network security and analytics

There is increasing consolidation of network and endpoint security controls with analytics, observes Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at market research firm ESG.


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