Apple's forthcoming iOS 8 includes a number of useful new security and privacy features, says Symantec threat researcher Candid Wueest. But there are missing features he'd still like to see implemented.
The widespread use of mobile devices and social media has fueled spear phishing by eroding the so-called perimeter that once shielded corporate networks, a panel of financial fraud experts says in part two of their discussion about spear phishing trends.
Finding a common theme from the Black Hat USA conference isn't easy, but a few emerged - simplifying complexity and developing community-based solutions - from sessions and discussions with top cybersecurity experts.
Cyber-historian Jason Healey contends the U.S. government does not want peace in cyberspace so it can conduct more attacks and exploitations. Instead, he says the feds should make the Internet's economic benefits its top priority.
Millions of user credentials are breached regularly - whether we hear of the incidents or not. So, why do we continue to rely on passwords? Derek Manky of Fortinet discusses authentication and data retention.
The PCI Council has unveiled new guidance for mitigating payment card risks posed by third parties. Troy Leach, the council's CTO, explains how banking institutions and merchants can put the guidance to use.
That Russian hackers may be hording 1.2 billion credentials merely reflects the insecurity of the world we live in today, says David Perry, threat strategist at the Finnish IT security company F-Secure.
Karl Schimmeck of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association won't discuss reports about the group's alleged backing of the formation of a cyberwar council, but says financial institutions must play a role in protecting critical infrastructure.