Sally Beauty probes reports of unusual payment card activity
Sally Beauty said Monday that it is investigating reports of unusual activity on payment cards used at some of its U.S. stores.
Use of cellphone trackers in criminal probes under review in US
The US Justice Department said Monday it is re-examining its controversial use of secret cellphone tracking devices to establish the location of suspects in criminal investigations, a spokesman said.
Economical and effective security design
Operators of infrastructures such as power grids and airports are expected to ensure a high level of security – but their financial means are limited. Fraunhofer researchers have developed an analysis tool ...
Unforeseen dangers in a global food system
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's claim during a recent blizzard that food delivery bikes were not emergency vehicles caused a small disruption in the City's normally fast, abundant and inexpensive access ...
Online voting a step closer thanks to breakthrough in security technology
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a technique to allow people to cast their election vote online - even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses.
Africa explores cassava potential
Cassava is a crop that is crucial to food security for millions of Africans but now some countries on the continent are considering the potential of the shrub for industrial purposes, says Wits Professor ...
US House passes 2nd bill to help firms fight cyberattacks
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem.
National security on the move with high energy physics
Scientists are developing a portable technology that will safely and quickly detect nuclear material hidden within large objects such as shipping cargo containers or sealed waste drums. The researchers, led ...
In a cameras-everywhere culture, science fiction becomes reality
Science fiction writer David Brin calls it "a tsunami of lights" - a future where tiny cameras are everywhere, lighting up everything we do, and even predicting what we'll do next.
Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference
A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart.
White House hackers 'Russian speakers': researchers
Hackers who penetrated the State Department and White House computer networks in recent month were "Russian speakers," security researchers said Wednesday.
House passes bill designed to thwart cyberattacks
The House on Wednesday passed long-awaited legislation designed to thwart cyberattacks by encouraging private companies to share information about the attackers' methods with each other and the government.
Senate leaders propose extending NSA phone records storage
Weeks before a key surveillance law expires, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting the calling records of nearly every American.
Researchers test brain activity to identify cybersecurity threats
The old adage that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link certainly applies to the risk organizations face in defending against cybersecurity threats. Employees pose a danger that can be just as damaging ...