The Chrome browser’s upcoming versions will focus on highlighting its negative security indicators, even going as far as sunsetting its positive ones. Chrome Security Product Manager Emily Schechter has announced that Chrome 69, which will be available in September, will stop marking HTTPS sites as “Secure” on the address bar.
Police in Concord, California arrested a teenager earlier this week and charged him with 14 felony counts after discovering the high schooler launched a phishing campaign directed at teachers in order to steal their passwords and change grades.
Kaspersky Lab has announced that it is moving some of its core infrastructure from Russia to Switzerland. The relocation is part of the company’s latest attempt to allay fears that the Kaspersky anti-virus company can be coerced by the Kremlin to spy on customers – fuelled by recommendations from the US , UK , and now Dutch governments that the software not be used.
In the face of increasing cyber attacks and more complex, stringent data privacy laws, IT security has become an increasingly important discussion for the boardrooms of organisations across industries. The IT security responsibility should lie with the CIO, but the culture of security should be adopted by a whole organisation.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the action Tuesday against the company, which is now called Altaba Inc. after its email and other digital services were sold to Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.48 billion last year. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company, which no longer is publicly traded, neither admitted nor denied the allegations but did agree to refrain from further violations of securities laws.
Jenny Soubra, US head of cyber atAllianz Global Corporate & Specialty, spoke with TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson about the growth of the cyber-insurance industry, and how businesses can determine the right options for their own cybersecurity. Here’s part of their conversation: Patterson: I wonder if we could start by defining the scope, the scale of not just the cybersecurity challenge, but the cybersecurity insurance industry.
Chili’s is the latest restaurant chain to be impacted by a data breach. The casual dining chain’s parent company, Brinker International, announced Saturday that customer credit and debit card information had been compromised at some Chili’s locations between March and April. However, the company is still assessing the scope of the incident.
Having caused IT teams – and indeed businesses – turmoil throughout the past number of months, the dreaded General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement deadline is now just a matter of weeks away from implementation. 25th May marks the day that European industries will see if their exhaustive preparations will finally come to fruition, and find …
Panerabread.com, the Web site for the American chain of bakery-cafe fast casual restaurants by the same name, leaked millions of customer records – including names, email and physical addresses, birthdays and the last four digits of the customer’s credit card number – for at least eight months before it was yanked offline earlier today, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
Facebook, Netflix, Candy Crush and other apps on your phone may have a lot more information about you than you think, including your location and other private details. In lengthy privacy agreements that most users don’t read, many of these apps say they cannot guarantee the safety of this information.
Almost 20 percent of Americans froze their credit file with one or more of the big three credit bureaus in the wake of last year’s data breach at Equifax, costing consumers an estimated $1.4 billion, according to a new study. The findings come as lawmakers in Congress are debating legislation that would make credit freezes free in every state.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission wants to tax large digital companies’ revenues based on where their users are located rather than where they are headquartered at a common rate between 1 and 5 percent, a draft Commission document showed.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida officials say hackers may have accessed the personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients two months ago. The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration said in a Friday evening news release that one of its employees “was the victim of a malicious phishing email” on Nov.
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed the guilty pleas of two men first identified in January 2017 by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely co-authors of Mirai, a malware strain that remotely enslaves so-called “Internet of Things” devices such as security cameras, routers, and digital video recorders for use in large scale attacks designed to knock Web sites and entire networks offline (including multiple major attacks against this site).