Secure payment on Internet?
Now that it has become a common feature on the news to hear about cyber attacks on an international scale, cybersecurity is seen as a first priority by Internet users. There can be no doubt that the web has become a battleground ...
Judge OKs $10 million settlement in Target data breach
A Minnesota judge has endorsed a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.
Facebook rolling out payments to friends in Messenger
Facebook announced Tuesday it was launching a system to send money to friends for US customers using its Messenger mobile app.
NY surveying banks on cyber security defenses
(AP)—New York financial regulators are considering tougher cyber security requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyber defenses, the state's top ...
Anthem: Hackers tried to breach system as early as Dec. 10
(AP)—The hackers who stole millions of health insurance records from Anthem Inc. commandeered the credentials of five different employees while seeking to penetrate the company's computer network—and ...
Combined cyber and physical security system for charging electric vehicles
As electricity grids become more sophisticated, grid administrators can collect instantaneous data on consumer and supplier behavior. The 'smart grid' then learns to improve the reliability, costs and sustainability of electricity ...
Online homes becoming mindful members of the family
From door bells that scrutinize visitors to washing machines that know when you're home and lights that click off when you get in bed, houses are getting smarter.
'Connected life' at the heart of CES electronics show
In the air, in your car, on your back—new technology at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show is showcasing the growing number of ways to live the "connected life."
Don't get hacked! Research shows how much we ignore online warnings
Say you ignored one of those "this website is not trusted" warnings and it led to your computer being hacked. How would you react? Would you:
Cybersecurity experts discover lapses in Heartbleed bug fix
A detailed analysis by cybersecurity experts from the University of Maryland found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug may not have done enough.
New research shows vulnerability in mobile phones' applications offering voice communication security
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are explaining why there are concerns with the end-to-end security of an increasingly popular means of communication, and what users can do to defend against ...
Calculating encryption schemes' theoretical security guarantees eases comparison, improvement
Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources.
Rice team sets sights on better voting machine
At the urging of county election officials in Austin, Texas, a group of Rice University engineers and social scientists has pulled together a team of U.S. experts to head off a little-known yet looming crisis ...
New smart key software enhances security for homes and businesses
Computer scientists and security specialists have created an innovative electronic smart key system that aims to provide a safer and more flexible security system for homes and businesses.