The head of Google's Webspam team would like to see the company reward developers for encryption in an attempt to better protect Web users.
On Friday, the popular coupon site announced that hackers breached its servers.
A survey of 5,000 senior IT managers conducted by market research firm B2B International has found that 35 percent of organizations worldwide don't use encryption to protect data.
Missing information includes ultrasound images, names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of patients who visited two health facilities.
The plot of "Skyfall," the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, is built around the theft of a hard drive containing personal information of a bunch of secret agents.
The FCC lifted a ban on basic cable signal encryption in a move to prevent illegal access to cable.
TD Bank has begun notifying customers that it lost two backup computer tapes containing their personal information
Microsoft on Tuesday shipped seven patches that rectify 20 security weaknesses across Windows, Office and SQL Server, but none of the vulnerabilities are considered particularly worrisome.
The software giant said one of the seven bulletins addresses critical vulnerabilities in Word.
A Romanian researcher has discovered a major password breach on the FTP site belonging to the IEEE. He blames a misconfigured server, as well as the sloppy practice of storing passwords on log files.
Experts said the light patch load addresses issues that aren't considered high-risk, but the monthly update from Microsoft also includes a new requirement that encryption algorithms on RSA certificates meet a certain key length.
Next week's monthly patch batch from Microsoft is not very burdensome, but it includes a new requirement that certificates must contain RSA key lengths of more than 1,024 bits.
A new data-stealing trojan has turned up on the systems of one of Radware's customers, according to researchers at the network security firm.
In a report released this week, the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the EPA, which just announced a server breach resulting in the personal information compromise of 7,800 people, is falling short in several areas.
Though Gauss's encrypted payload continues to perplex researchers, Kaspersky Lab has unveiled a free tool to detect the malware.
Gauss, which researchers have linked to Flame and Stuxnet, both believed to be built by the U.S. government, functions mainly as a banking trojan -- but it also contains a mystery encrypted payload.
LinkedIn's 2Q earnings call reveals that the company spent between $500,000 to $1 million on forensic work surrounding a recent data compromise.
An unencrypted laptop containing the personal data of roughly 10,000 medical patients was stolen from a hospital vendor employee's home.
The latest version of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser has expanded its security features.
A faulty Yahoo Mail application available on Android devices may be the cause of spam messages that have turned up and appear to be sent from mobile phones.
Another day, another major company is hacked of its members' passwords. This time it is Billabong, the Australia-based surfwear manufacturer, and the credentials reportedly were publicly posted and unencrypted.
Another password compromise has befallen a major company. This time Yahoo confirmed Thursday that its Contributor Network was raided of the usernames and passcodes of 400,000 members.
Formspring joins LinkedIn and others as the latest web property to lose member passwords to hackers. But it turns out Formspring was using a stronger cryptographic function than the business social networking giant.
Companies currently deploying Cyberoam deep packet inspection devices could be at risk due to an intercept flaw, according to a pair of researchers, but the UTM vendor refutes the claim.
An unencrypted laptop containing patient data was stolen in late April from the home of a doctor working for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the popular business-networking website over the recent hack that led to theft of nearly 6.5 million stolen passwords.
Many of the emails sent to LinkedIn users alerting them of compromised passwords mistakenly were blocked as spam by the recipients.
Last.fm is the latest website to announce a data breach in a week where LinkedIn and eHarmony also confirmed their users' passwords were stolen.
Joining LinkedIn, dating website eHarmony said Wednesday that it is investigating the possible theft of its members' passwords.
Business-networking site LinkedIn is looking into the possibility of a data breach which may have led to the theft of nearly 6.5 million user passwords.