Stories by Antone Gonsalves

Google tackles top security complaint among Chrome users

Google is bolstering its defenses against what it says is the number one complaint among Chrome users, the hijacking of browser settings by malicious code hidden in free downloads such as screensavers, games and video plugins.

Target credential theft highlights third-party vendor risk

Target's disclosure that credentials stolen from a vendor were used to break into its network and steal 40 million credit- and debit-card numbers highlights the fact that a company's security is only as strong as the weakest link in its supply chain.

NSA hacking tools will find their way to criminals eventually

The U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly developed technology to commandeer computers even when they are off the Internet, and security experts warn it's only a matter of time before similar tools become part of cybercriminals' toolbox.

RSA boycott splits security industry on tactic's effectiveness

The handful of security experts boycotting the upcoming RSA Conference have split the industry between those who believe the protest is justified and others who see it as a knee-jerk reaction to reports of RSA collaboration with the U.S. National Security Agency.