MasterCard is testing a biometric wristband that authenticates a user's identity for payment card transactions by monitoring their heartbeat. Payment experts weigh in on whether the technology has the potential for widespread use in preventing card fraud.
The developers of the Backoff point-of-sale malware that's infected more than 1,000 U.S. businesses have continued to refine their attack code, including encrypting communications and making the malware tougher to spot or eradicate, researchers say.
Apple iOS and Mac OS X devices are susceptible to WireLurker, a previously unseen malware family that spreads via a third-party Chinese app store, and which can infect even non-jailbroken iOS devices, Palo Alto Networks warns.
Nearly three years after his indictment, the alleged kingpin of an Estonian gang that infected 4 million PCs in more than 100 countries with malware, generating an estimated $14 million in fraudulent online ad revenue, has been extradited to the U.S.
The new director of Britain's eavesdropping agency, GCHQ, has blasted U.S. technology firms, arguing that - intentionally or not - they're "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists and criminals."
Automated attacks have potentially compromised the majority of websites that run the Drupal content management system, giving attackers platforms for launching malware, DDoS attacks and spam, according to the Drupal security team.
Air-gapped networks promise security by disconnecting PCs from the Internet. But graphics cards in malware-infected systems attached to air-gapped networks can be made to broadcast data via FM radio to nearby smart phones, researchers warn.
Information security experts say espionage-focused attackers, apparently operating from Russia, have been using phishing e-mails and malware in multi-stage attacks designed to evade detection and steal political and military secrets.
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.
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London police have arrested a suspect on charges that he participated in a series of ATM malware attacks that netted Â£1.6 million ($2.6 million) from 51 cash machines over a three-day holiday weekend in May.
Security vendor Proofpoint warns that a "malvertising" campaign has been launching ransomware attacks against users of numerous high-profile websites, including search site Yahoo, dating site Match.com, and an AOL real estate site.
As numerous attacks have demonstrated, two-factor authentication systems are not foolproof, says Ryan Lackey, a principal in the security practice at CloudFlare, who offers insights on how today's authentication systems must evolve.
Drawing on networking protocols designed to support NASA's interplanetary missions, two researchers have created a networking system that's designed to transmit information securely and reliably in even the worst conditions, such as in an Ebola hot zone.