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$19 million Target, MasterCard breach settlement crumbles

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 18:32
Settlement was contingent on 90% of MasterCard issuers approving the deal

A dozen helpful Amazon Echo how-to tips and tricks

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 18:17
Want some very cool tricks (and helpful tips) for getting the most out of your Amazon Echo? You're in the right place. David Gewirtz details a dozen useful (and not so useful) how-tos in this article.

IRS hit by data breach, tax info on 100,000 stolen

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:28
The federal agency said thieves used its "get transcript" system to access the data.

NTT DoCoMo offering password replacement on some services

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:29
Japan's largest mobile service provider says it has taken a board seat with authentication consortium FIDO Alliance

Okta upgrades to strengthen ties with Google for Work

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 09:00
The cloud-based identity management service is honing in on Google Apps provisioning, Chromebook password sync and Android for Work.

Skype in court over failure to hand over call records

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:34
The court wants to know if Skype is a telecom operator. That could determine if it should hand over its call records.

In New York City, "freelance spies" are recording your conversations

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 05:47
The job of these lawless spies is unknown. Their motive, however, is to raise awareness.

WordPress malware: Don't let too-good-to-be-true deals infest your site

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 05:17
Sometimes you can smell when it's not going to end well. It started with a routine email message in my inbox. But after reading the first few words, I could tell this was going to be one of those.

Researchers track commuters using stolen mobile accelerometer data

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 03:35
The team say tracking commuters on the metro is possible due to a lack of permissions required on Android phones.

Retailers targeted by new point-of-sale malware through job requests

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 02:39
The NitlovePOS malware spreads through phishing campaigns and extracts both track one and two payment card data.

Encryption for Everyone: The free service that will change how you think about security

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 04:53
For most people, encryption is seen as too hard to use, a bit niche, or something for the 'tin foil hat' brigade. A German project's hoping to change all that.

Lessons from a Sydney cryptoparty

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:35
When ordinary citizens in a modern democracy start taking precautions against government and corporate surveillance, it's time for a re-think.

FBI admits it didn't crack any major cases with Patriot Act powers

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:47
That was despite increasing its dragnet order count by more than two-fold.

Zero Day Weekly: Wassenaar considered harmful, car hacking, bad news for AdultFriendFinder

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 22, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.

​Google, Samsung get closer to giving passwords the finger with FIDO certification

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:00
The FIDO alliance has certified 31 products and services under two protocols which aim to do away with the need for passwords.

Think factory reset wipes your data from Android phones? Think again

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:40
Researchers have found that 500 milllion handsets may still leave users' personal details accessible even after a full factory reset.

Opal card data handed over to NSW Police, Immigration

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:37
Transport for New South Wales has confirmed that in just six months, NSW Police has made 166 requests for data on the Opal travel card.

14 privacy tools you should use to stay secure

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:45
From encrypted instant messengers to secure browsers and operating systems, these privacy-enhancing apps, extensions, and services can protect you both online and offline.

NSA planned Google Play hack to target Android smartphones

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:31
The latest revelation in the vast cache of Snowden documents.

Certification, regulation needed to secure IoT devices

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:13
Manufacturers have little incentive to invest in security when some web-connected devices sell for less than $50 each, suggesting that mandatory compliance may be necessary to protect consumer interest.