3.3 million student loan records pilfered

Data on 3.3 million borrowers was stolen from a nonprofit company that helps with student loan financing.The theft occurred on March 20 or 21 from the headquarters of Educational Credit Management Corp. (ECMC),

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Mobile payment needs more than an iPhone Bump to get going

I’d like to apologize to Darrell MacMichael of PayPal Canada for costing him all of $8 while we were filming a demo of his company’s new Send Money Version 2.0 application for the

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Botnet toolkit lets hackers completely control compromised PCs

New capabilities are strengthening the ZeuS botnet, which criminals use to steal financial credentials and execute unauthorized transactions in online banking, automated clearing house (ACH) networks and payroll systems. The latest version of

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

Firms using XP vulnerable despite recent Microsoft patches

Since the Windows 7 operating system (OS) launch Microsoft Corp. has downgraded vulnerabilities it recently issued patches for. That's good news, say researchers at anti-virus firm Symantec Corp., as it's a sign security

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Facebook — get your security act together, says frustrated expert

Dear Facebook,I appreciate your service. I really do. I'm sure that many of your 400 million active users appreciate it as well. But now that you have a market value estimated at billions

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Ira Winkler

IT understaffing exposes firms to vicious online attacks

The recent gutting of IT departments during the recent recession may be putting numerous businesses at risk as cyber criminals step up their online attacks.More than 75 per cent of small and medium

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

5 ways to monitor your employees legally and ethically

Employers have the right to monitor employee use of office equipment - especially computers - to ensure these tools are being responsibly used for work.In these tough times, this is a right resource-stretched

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Bank sues customer hit by $800,000 cyber theft

A Texas bank is suing a customer hit by an $800,000 cybertheft incident in a case that could test the extent to which customers should be held responsible for protecting their online accounts

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Social networks teeming with spam and malware

Do you rely on social networks to boost your professional or personal profile? Does your company launch marketing campaigns on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or BlogSpot?If so, you certainly need to

Published on: January 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Facebook CEO slammed for controversial ‘privacy’ comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's contention last week that privacy is becoming less important to online users caused a stir across the Internet and among privacy advocates. Zuckerberg told an audience at the 2009

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Holiday fear mongering! Will Anyone Survive 2010?

Since my previous blog post I read a ridiculous number of security projections for 2010. These range from catastrophic scenarios to something much, much worse. To these I say, bah humbug! It seems

Published on: December 24th, 2009 Claudiu Popa

Hackers crack tough authentication to pillage bank accounts

Security measures such as one-time passwords and phone-based user authentication, considered among the most robust forms of security, are no longer enough to protect online banking transactions against fraud, a new report from

Published on: December 17th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

The only security advice you need this holiday season

With the holidays now upon us, what better way to get started than to talk about what's on everyone's mind? No, it's not the last minute shopping nor the latest credit card spending

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Claudiu Popa

1.5 million insurance customers’ personal data lost in breach

A hard drive with seven years' worth of personal financial and medical information on about 1.5 million customers of Health Net of the Northeast Inc. was reported missing to state officials yesterday --

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Lucas Mearian