Ransomware is devastating, and current security software doesn't do a great job of stopping it. But researchers say ransomware's behavior - quickly encrypting large volumes of files before users have time to react - could be the key to solving this epidemic.
Pokémon Go - Nintendo's new smartphone app - has been a smash hit. But the game's augmented-reality approach, and app developers' data-handling choices, have triggered security and privacy concerns as well as safety warnings.
Google has launched a two-year Chrome trial aimed at safeguarding the Internet against quantum computers, which security experts predict will shred all data safeguarded using current crypto techniques.
Omni Hotels & Resorts is warning customers that for six months, hackers infiltrated its networks and used point-of-sale malware to steal payment card data. One security expert says more than 50,000 stolen cards have been sold by a hacker called JokerStash.
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?
Interbank messaging service SWIFT will begin collecting and sharing anonymized attack information and offering incident-response services - backed by Fox-IT and BAE Systems - to help hacked banks. But will financial institutions buy in?
A bitter battle flares up in the fiercely competitive endpoint protection products market, and uncovering the real impact over Hillary Clinton's email server. These items highlight this edition of the ISMG Security Report.
Missing from the analysis and debate regarding the U.S. government's decision not to prosecute presumptive Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while secretary of state is this simple fact: Secure IT systems aren't tailored to function the way people behave.
Security vendors are issuing warnings about two new types of dangerous Mac malware - Eleanor and Keydnap - which serve as a reminder that it's not just Windows users coming under fire from malicious software developers and tricksters.
More than 200,000 internet-connected systems remain vulnerable to the OpenSSL vulnerability known as Heartbleed, more than two years after the flaw was publicly announced and related patches released, warns security researcher Billy Rios.
While malware may be used for an initial attack, hackers quickly begin using tools to move around networks that often don't raise suspicion. Here's what to look out for to detect a "low and slow" attack.
The Dark Overlord selling stolen healthcare databases for bitcoins leads the ISMG Security Report. Also hear about banks' move toward real-time transaction fraud controls and a bipartisan attempt in Congress to tackle the ongoing crypto and "going dark" debates.
In the wake of recent SWIFT-related interbank payment heists, more banks are monitoring transactions for anomalous behavior in an attempt to catch fraud in real time, says Andrew Davies, a fraud prevention expert at core banking services provider Fiserv.
Would access to better information pertaining to encryption help Congress pass good crypto-related laws? That's the impetus behind a "Digital Security Commission" and a related report being hawked by some lawmakers.
Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy has once again found major vulnerabilities in Symantec's security products. Symantec has released updates, but not all will install automatically - some vulnerable products must be manually updated.