Multinational semiconductor maker Advanced Micro Devices has confirmed that there are 13 flaws in some of its chipsets that could be exploited to manipulate chip firmware for malicious purposes. AMD plans to provide fixes in the form of firmware updates that it claims should not affect system performance.
Regulators, attorneys general and lawmakers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada are attempting to unravel the events that led to the personal information of as many as 60 million Facebook users leaking to a London-based voter-profiling firm.
A new standard from the PCI Data Security Standards Council could help ease the way for smaller merchants worldwide, especially in developing nations, to move to cashless payments using a variety of devices, says Troy Leach, CTO for the council, who spoke last week at a conference in South Africa.
Facebook may be facing the fight of its life. The social media company is seeing mounting pressure and a collective outcry over personal data for millions of its users having been collected by a voter-profiling firm once retained by the Trump campaign.
Developing nations that are moving to digital payments, especially for the unbanked, need to keep in mind security lessons already learned in other markets, including Europe, says Steve Marshall, founder at Risk-X, a U.K.-based audit and risk assessment consulting firm.
The unfolding story of Cambridge Analytica, which shows how personal information on millions of consumers was obtained via Facebook, demonstrates the degree to which our personal data can be weaponized against us.
Facebook is under fire after reports suggested data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica obtained private information on 50 million Facebook users. The social network contends that it didn't suffer a "breach," saying the information was legally obtained but subsequently misused.
To help identify and mitigate the next generation of Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution flaws in CPUs, Microsoft and Intel are offering researchers up to $250,000 if they share their discoveries as part of a coordinated vulnerability disclosure program.
The FBI has arrested the CEO of the Canadian smartphone service Phantom Secure on charges that he and four other suspects ran an encrypted telecommunications service used by more than 20,000 customers to facilitate illegal activities, including international shipments of cocaine and other drugs.
If you browsed the latest security headlines, you'd probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity.
A set of vulnerabilities in AMD chipsets that gives attackers enduring persistence on machines appears to be legitimate. But experts are questioning the motivations of the Israeli security company that found the flaws, contending it ambushed AMD to maximize attention.
President Donald Trump has blocked a bid by Singapore's Broadcom to acquire U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on the grounds that it could impact national security, including the United States' ability to help shape future mobile telephony standards.
Kaspersky Lab says it has uncovered an elegantly written piece of malware that leverages a Latvian-designed router to launch stealthy attacks. The security firm hints that the malicious code could only have come from a well-resourced attacker, but it stops short of naming one.
Anyone who dined out at one of 166 Applebee's restaurants in 15 states may have had their payment card details compromised by point-of-sale malware infections that began in November 2017, RMH Franchise Holdings warns.