Using Microsoft products may be unethical for universities
Universities and researchers all over the world have a problem with Microsoft. It's not just that the company forces expensive and dated software on customers. Using products like Microsoft's email service ...
AOL probes breach allowing hackers to spoof email
AOL said Monday it had launched an investigation with federal authorities into a security breach that allowed hackers to gain access to around two percent of its email accounts.
Computer users circumvent password security with workarounds, according to study
(Phys.org) —When workers and organizations circumvent computer passwords and security rules, they unwittingly open the door to hackers, according to a study co-authored by Ross Koppel, an adjunct professor ...
Heartbleed bug shutters more Canadian gov't websites
Canada's government on Friday ordered all federal department websites vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug to be shut down.
What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug
Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week.
Enabling secure notifications to mobile devices via the cloud
IBM inventors have patented a cloud computing security technique that enables app developers to ensure that data notifications are securely and confidentially pushed to and from mobile devices.
Quantum cryptography for mobile phones
Secure mobile communications underpin our society and through mobile phones, tablets and laptops we have become online consumers. The security of mobile transactions is obscure to most people but is absolutely essential if ...
Hacking incidents prompt universities to rethink balance of openness, security
In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland-College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar ...
IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20k workers
The Internal Revenue Service is reporting a potential security breach involving personal information about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors.
NYC transit agency has data breach
The personal information of approximately 15,000 New York City Transit Authority workers has been found on a compact disc inside a refurbished computer sold by a retailer.
Target exec's departure puts spotlight on CIOs
The departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's massive pre-Christmas data breach highlights the increased pressure facing executives who are charged with protecting corpora ...
Target tech executive resigns after giant data breach (Update)
Target's chief information officer has resigned as the retailer overhauls its information security practices in the wake of a giant customer data breach, the company said Wednesday.
University of Maryland reports data breach
The president of the University of Maryland says there has been a breach of a database that contains personal information about more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students, and others.
Data from 35,000 AT&T customers sought by secret court
AT&T said Tuesday that a secretive US court ordered data turned over from more than 35,000 customers in six months as the telecom giant released its first "transparency report."