Mattel will sell a cloud-connected $75 "Hello Barbie" doll that can "listen" to what kids are saying and talk back. But security experts warn that anything that connects to the Internet can - and will - be hacked.
Weaponized roller coasters? Kidnappers hacking babycams? Forget over-the-top "CSI: Cyber" hacking plots. The hackers behind the Rogers ISP breach, in their quest for bitcoins, claim they wielded nothing more serious than a telephone call.
Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.
Is your organization running its anti-malware defenses properly? Don't be so sure. A new study finds that essential features built into anti-virus software are not always being used. From an information security standpoint, that's a serious problem.
Europe's vaunted data protection regulations - now 20 years old - are in desperate need of an update. In 2012, EU officials proposed extensive changes to the privacy rules, but they remain stuck in limbo. Here's why.
Prime Minister David Cameron has cited televised crime dramas to justify his push to expand Britain's surveillance laws and collect bulk Internet and mobile usage data. But does cop show fiction square with surveillance fact?
In the wake of an "inebriated" government employee crashing a drone on the White House lawn, federal officials sound warnings over the potential weaponization of consumer drones. But is it anything more than a Hollywood-style movie plot?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was set to star in a satirical video game, in which he battled the forces of imperialist oppression with the help of unicorns and narwals - until hackers apparently disrupted game development.
The response by Sony Pictures Entertainment executives to the hack attack against their company provides a number of great examples for how to not to handle a data breach. Here are 7 key mistakes they made.
The latest entrant into the password "hall of shame" is Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the ongoing dumps of Sony data by Guardians of Peace highlight, Sony apparently stored unencrypted passwords with inadequate access controls.
Who hacked Sony? Not us, say the North Koreans, ending days of silence. As Deloitte becomes the latest victim of the G.O.P. gang that's claimed credit, one thing is certain: Sony won't have to buy the movie rights to this hacking story.
The annual Amsterdam gathering of information security aficionados detailed the very latest hacking threats, including cybersecurity attacks via drone, sniffing data from fitness devices, and exploiting ATMs using Raspberry Pi computers.
Amsterdam is again playing host to the annual Black Hat Europe information security gathering, and presenters have promised to cover everything from privacy flaws in wearable computers to two-factor authentication system failures.
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.