To mitigate the newly discovered Bash bug - AKA Shellshock - which may make millions of systems vulnerable to remote takeover, organizations must take several key steps, says security expert Alan Woodward.
The social media savvy Islamic State frightens most of the world with its gruesome Internet postings of executions and online recruitment of new Jihadists. But is the terrorist group likely to launch cyber-attacks?
Security experts are warning that millions of systems - Apache servers, Linux and Mac systems, and innumerable Internet of Things devices - may be vulnerable to a flaw in Unix that attackers are already using to gain shell access.
A researcher says he tricked the Touch ID biometric fingerprint scanner built into the new iPhone 6, using a fake fingerprint created with glue. But it remains to be seen how well would-be fraudsters could employ this technique.
Home Depot says an estimated 56 million payment cards were exposed in a data breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer says an investigation revealed the breach involved custom-built malware not used in other cyber-attacks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have been a bit premature to claim Israel has deployed a cyber "iron dome" to protect its critical IT and defense systems. But a new initiative under way will try to do just that.
When IBM unveiled BIOS - Basic Input/Output System - in 1981 with the introduction of its personal computer, few perceived it as a security threat. But now, NIST has issued a new guide to mitigate BIOS vulnerabilities in servers.
Experts review new allegations that have emerged about information security practices at Home Depot in the wake of the retailer confirming that it suffered a data breach resulting in the theft of an unknown quantity of credit and debit cards details.
What's the toughest challenge the U.S. faces when it comes to EMV? Randy Vanderhoof of the EMV Migration Forum points to getting POS software and terminals certified for EMV transactions. Find out what other hurdles he identifies.
Helping merchants deal with the growing threat of POS malware is one of the biggest challenges facing Troy Leach, CTO of the PCI Security Standards Council, who says the BlackPOS malware threat, in particular, "is keeping me up at night."
Security experts see good news and bad in Apple's latest announcements. Upsides include Apple Pay and numerous privacy and security improvements in iOS 8. But after the celebrity photo leak, iCloud fixes remain missing.