Fake security messages more believable than real warnings research shows
Cambridge University researchers reveal why people believe malicious, fake security messages and ignore real warnings.
Target data breach exposes serious threat of POS malware and botnets
In the wake of Target's massive data breach, Michael Kassner explores the rise of POS malware and botnets.
Technology can't stop phishing perhaps common sense can
Despite the warning, phishing attacks are still the favored attack vector of bad guys. It's time to forget technology and rely on good old common sense.
Neverquest banking malware more dangerous than Zeus trojan
New Neverquest malware steals bank account logins and lets attackers access accounts through victims' computers.
Target data breach: What you should tell non-IT folks right now
Help your friends, family, and coworkers understand the Target security breach, protect their accounts, and stay calm.
Android flashlight app tracks users via GPS, FTC says hold on
Buried deep in the Brightest Flashlight Free app's EULA is language that let's the maker collect and resell user location data. An FTC complaint leads to better user notification and deletion of all exiting data.
AutoCAD malware: Rare but malignant
There's no better way for thieves to steal design secrets than straight from the engineers and designers who create them. CAD software programs are ripe for exploit.
Continuous security monitoring: Wave of the future
The new wave of continuous security monitoring solutions bring together views of security-related data that are often in different silos throughout the organization.
Social engineering red flags and tips for training users
Social engineering leads to dangerous security lapses and is notoriously difficult to prevent. Make sure your organization's users can spot the most obvious red flags.
Encryption for the paranoid: Verifying TrueCrypt source code and binaries
TrueCrypt is open source and verifiable, but until someone actually does the verification, recent events have taught us to be skeptical.