The PCI Security Standards Council has released an update to its guidance for merchants on protecting against card skimming attacks in POS environments that spells out best practices for addressing the latest attack scenarios.
Security experts are advising Google users to change their passwords in the wake of almost 5 million usernames and passwords surfacing on Russian cybercrime forums. But some of the stolen data may be several years old.
A Government Accountability Office report on agencies' oversight of the security of contractor-operated IT systems contains the revelation that the U.S. government does not know how many of its systems are run by vendors.
Google has launched a seven-city EU tour to discuss the so-called "right to be forgotten." But legal and privacy experts are debating whether Google is seeking an honest and open discussion, or trying to undermine a polarizing European court ruling.
Apple has announced a new payment feature known as Apple Pay for its latest iPhones that uses NFC technology to conduct transactions. Security and payment experts say the move eventually could help improve payment security.
Now that Home Depot has confirmed its payments breach, industry experts weigh the possibility that the home-improvement giant's attack is linked to earlier breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang's.
Salesforce.com, a cloud-based customer relationship management provider, warns that malware known as Dyre is targeting certain customers. The company sees no evidence that any users have been impacted.
A decision as to when a cyber-attack would lead to the invocation of Article 5 - the provision that states an attack on one member state is deemed an attack on all members - will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Home Depot has already been hit with a class action lawsuit stemming from a suspected data breach. While one legal expert portrays the lawsuit as premature, another says the filing was made because it's highly likely the breach will be confirmed.
Apple plans to add safeguards to help address security vulnerabilities exploited by celebrity photo hackers. But some security experts contend that the proposed changes won't block iCloud account hackers.