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Company Executives Poorly Placed to Handle Rising Cyber Risk
Security

Company Executives Poorly Placed to Handle Rising Cyber Risk

A new survey says less than half of company boards have the necessary skills to manage the rising threat of cyber attacks.
Android Update Lets Users Unlock Phones With Just Their Voices
Mobile

Android Update Lets Users Unlock Phones With Just Their Voices

The Trusted Voice Smart Lock option is being rolled out as part of the Google Play Services 7.0 update
Nina Zipkin
The Danger of the Bring-Your-Own-Device-to-Work Trend
Cyber Security

The Danger of the Bring-Your-Own-Device-to-Work Trend

When employees use their personal tablets or phones at work, it brings an increased risk of exposing the office to malware.
Robert Siciliano
Windows Security Flaw Could Let Hackers Steal Login Info From Hundreds of Millions of PCs
Security

Windows Security Flaw Could Let Hackers Steal Login Info From Hundreds of Millions of PCs

If a hacker can get a Windows user to click on a bad link in an email or on a website, it can essentially hijack communications and steal sensitive information.
IBM Uncovers New, Sophisticated Cyber Scam Targeting Businesses
Security

IBM Uncovers New, Sophisticated Cyber Scam Targeting Businesses

It uses a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls that has netted Eastern European cyber criminals more than $1 million.
8 Ways to Build a Better Password
Security

8 Ways to Build a Better Password

Put down the Post-it. I repeat: put down the Post-it.
Nina Zipkin
5 Employee Types You Should Recognize to Enhance Your IT Security Policies
Security

5 Employee Types You Should Recognize to Enhance Your IT Security Policies

From "Mr. Feet on the Ground" to "Ms. Head in the Cloud," these employee personalities help you find the holes in your system.
Tom Smith
Social Coding Site GitHub Hit by Days-Long Cyber Attack
Security

Social Coding Site GitHub Hit by Days-Long Cyber Attack

China is reportedly the source of the attack.
How Much Do Data Breaches Cost Big Companies? Shockingly Little.
Security

How Much Do Data Breaches Cost Big Companies? Shockingly Little.

From Sony to Target, big companies that were hacked felt barely a dent to their bottom line, an analysis reveals.
Robert Hackett
Hackers May Be Able to Secretly Download Malicious Apps onto Nearly Half of All Android Phones
Security

Hackers May Be Able to Secretly Download Malicious Apps onto Nearly Half of All Android Phones

The 'Android installer hijacking vulnerability' reportedly allows attackers to surreptitiously download apps to Android users without them knowing.
Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores
Security

Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores

Canary has officially completed the journey from crowdfunding platform to mainstream retailers.
Carly Okyle
U.S. Urges Companies to Do More to Fight Cyber Crime
Security

U.S. Urges Companies to Do More to Fight Cyber Crime

Cyber crime is probably the biggest risk facing companies across the world, officials say.
Do This to Prevent Cybercrime and Save Your Business from Disaster
Cybercrime

Do This to Prevent Cybercrime and Save Your Business from Disaster

Cyber attacks are not a matter of "if" but "when."
Kari Warberg Block
Avoiding the 'Inevitable' Breach: 4 Ways Retailers Should Amp Up Security
Security

Avoiding the 'Inevitable' Breach: 4 Ways Retailers Should Amp Up Security

There's ample advice out there telling chief information officers how to build a breach recovery plan, but the key steps to avoiding such an event are not as clear.
Ken Paull