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

How to detect and defend against iPhone worms

So you jailbroke your iPhone. Maybe you wanted to try out some of the third party apps. Maybe you just wanted to tweak your interface. Either way, you did it without changing your

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Patrick Miller

Privacy training a must for frontline workers, says Ann Cavoukian

Offering frontline workers training in privacy policies and practices is absolutely crucial, says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner."Privacy and data security are of no use if they remain at the executive

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Small firms losing millions in massive cyber attacks

Cyberthieves are hacking into small- and medium-sized organizations every week and stealing millions of dollars in an ongoing scam that has moved about US$100 million out of U.S. bank accounts, the U.S. Federal

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Judge rightly rejects ridiculous offer in privacy breach case

I was pleasantly surprised when I read that a judge refused TD Ameritrade Holding Corp's laughable settlement offer for the compromise of millions of accounts. TD Ameritrade's proposed settlement would have done nothing

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Ira Winkler

Banking fraudsters target Internet phone systems at SMBs

Cybercriminals have found a new launching pad for their scams: the phone systems of small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S.In recent weeks, they have hacked into dozens of telephone systems across the

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Robert MacMillan

New phishing scams offer enticing bait

In September 2009, some unlucky visitors at the New York Times Web site clicked on an ad that attempted to install malware. The advertisement displayed a popup window informing readers that their computer

Published on: October 27th, 2009 Robert Vamosi

Big phishing scam bust only scratches surface of massive problem

The massive phishing scam broken up by federal authorities this week is only a hint at what many say is an insidious and growing problem on the Internet.Federal authorities on Wednesday indicted 53

Published on: October 13th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

International ‘Operation Phish Phry’ hooks 100 cybercrime suspects

United States and Egyptian authorities began rounding up 100 suspects indicted in connection with a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation Phish Phry." Operation Phish Phry involved the United States Attorney's Office, FBI, Egyptian authorities

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan and Tony Bradley

Hackers breach online payroll service, steal customer login info

In a somewhat unusual data breach, hackers recently stole the login credentials of an unknown number of customers of payroll processing company PayChoice Inc., and then attempted to use the data to steal

Published on: October 5th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Top tips for safe networking on Facebook and Twitter

Web surfing is no longer a solo affair. Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks have quickly become an integral part of the online culture, and with them comes a whole new array of

Published on: October 4th, 2009 Tony Bradley

New ‘banking trojan’ set to siphon off millions of dollars

Security experts agree that cyber-criminals are getting better, but a new Trojan takes things to a whole new level.The URLzone Trojan, identified by researchers at Web filtering vendor Finjan Software earlier this month,

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Robert McMillan and Gregg Keizer

iPhone anti-fraud feature sucks, experts say

The iPhone's new defense -- meant to prevent users from reaching phishing sites -- is inconsistent at best, a security researcher said today, with some users getting warnings about dangerous links, while others

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Gregg Keizer