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The 18 Worst Data Security Breaches of the 21st Century

Data security breaches happen daily in too many places at once to keep count. But what constitutes a huge breach versus a small one? For some perspective, we take a … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Research into IoT devices has revealed poor security practices which could easily bring down your connected home.

Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home devices are based on the idea of the connected home. From smart fridges which alert you when temperature systems break down or food … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

A new strain of the CryptoLocker ransomware is targeting gamers through online games and services

A new variant of CryptoLocker which targets gamers has been discovered in the wild. On Thursday, Bromium Labs security researchers revealed the existence of new crypto-ransomware which is targeting gamers … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

BlackBerry devices will be vulnerable to a serious security flaw until a patch is released

BlackBerry has issued a warning to users that devices and encrypted messaging services are vulnerable to a serious security vulnerability, and it has no fix in sight. The Ontario, Canada-based … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending March 13, 2015

Welcome to Last Week In Security, our roundup of notable security news items for the week ending March 13, 2015. We will covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Security’s Disastrous Week, From Superfish to Unstoppable, Hard Drive-Killing Malware

Last week was an utter disaster for security. Superfish. Untrustworthy hardware. Easily hacked cars. FreeBSD’s random number generator.  Security’s been in the spotlight ever since Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s extensive … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Superfish security flaw also exists in other apps, non-Lenovo systems

Last week security researchers warned that an adware program called Superfish, which was preloaded on some Lenovo consumer laptops, opened computers to attack. However, it seems that the same poorly designed … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment