A lawsuit accusing Facebook of mining private messages for information it can pass on to advertisers stands as a reminder to businesses that privacy is a relative word on a social network, experts say.
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The Snapchat breach that led to millions of user names and phone numbers posted on the Web shows how a startup's priorities of growth and features can sometimes lead to weak security, experts say.
Malware utilized in the attack last month on the developers' site PHP.net used a unique approach to avoid detection, a security expert says.
An effective way to significantly improve software security is to compete head-to-head with the black market for previously unknown vulnerabilities, a security research company says.
How Edward Snowden roamed the National Security Agency network, stealing documents that would later be released to select media, raises a number of red flags chief security officers should pay attention to, experts say.
Network segmentation that restricts intruders' access to data would have helped contain Chinese hackers who breached computers at the foreign ministries of five European countries, an expert says.
Eight of the largest U.S. Internet companies are formally urging the White House and Congress to rein in surveillance by the National Security Agency, a move at least one privacy advocate says will add pressure on Congress to further restrict NSA activity.
Subscribers to organizations that sell exploits for vulnerabilities not yet known to software developers gain daily access to scores of flaws in the world's most popular technology, a study shows.
Almost 2 million stolen website and email login credentials were found on a botnet command-and-control server, with most of the compromised accounts belonging to Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn and other popular services.
Online shopping trends point to lots of people, particularly men, using their smartphones and tablets to buy holiday presents. Since some of that browsing and buying will occur at work, experts say companies would be wise to give employees the following eight tips to protect themselves and corporate data.
CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry, has a warning for companies: You are likely less prepared then you think for defending against security threats.
The website of a U.S. organization specializing in national and international security policy was compromised with malware that targeted a previously unknown vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
Companies will face next year emerging threats in cloud data storage that will demand security measures that go far beyond what is offered by service providers, a university report says.
The number of brands used in spoofed emails that trick people into visiting malicious Web sites or clicking on malware attachments rose in the second quarter, an indication that phishers are hijacking the good names of businesses from new markets, a report says.
Organizations are showing more interest in cybersecurity through executive involvement and higher spending. Nevertheless, the added attention is new and more resources need to be directed at defending against cyberattacks, a study shows.