Turns out electronic learning products can be bad for children's privacy - and for their parents too. The VTech breach highlights how, despite repeated warnings, too many manufacturers continue to not take security seriously.
Ireland's Cyber Crime Conference in Dublin drew a capacity crowd for a full day of security briefings, networking, hotly contested capture-the-flag and secure-coding challenges, as well as a chance to sharpen one's lock-picking skills.
The annual Black Hat Europe conference this year once again brought together numerous information security aficionados in Amsterdam for the latest training and security insights. Here are visual highlights from the conference.
As banking customers migrate to mobile channels, criminals are developing inventive new ways to commit fraud. In a video interview, Peter Klimek of Kaspersky Lab addresses the changing threat landscape and ways to improve cybersecurity.
As more banks and government agencies stop providing free BlackBerries to employees, the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer is attempting to reboot with the launch of its first Android smartphone, dubbed Priv for privacy.
The U.S. migration to EMV chip payment cards, which is progressing slowly, will be overshadowed by EMV-compliant mobile payments, says Gray Taylor of Conexxus, a convenience store and petroleum industry technology association.
BlackBerry plans to buy mobile device management rival Good Technology for $425 million. BlackBerry must prep for a future in which it no longer manufactures hardware - and that's why this deal makes sense.
Information security experts offer two timely Apple iOS device reminders: First, never jailbreak the devices. Second, enterprise security managers must ensure that they ruthlessly block any jailbroken devices from accessing corporate networks because they pose a security risk.
The bad news is that the new KeyRaider malware has so far compromised more than 225,000 Apple accounts worldwide. The good news, according to Ryan Olson of Palo Alto Networks, is that only modified, or "jailbroken," ioS devices are at risk.
In the wake of the discovery of the serious Android Stagefright flaws, which affect an estimated 950 million devices, security researchers reveal that they discovered yet another Stagefright flaw - and that Google's initial fix could be exploited.
Security is a busy sector: Symantec jettisoned Veritas, Zscaler became a "unicorn" after its most recent funding round, and we have other M&A news from Cisco, Fidelity National Information Services and Proofpoint.
Millions of Android devices are at risk from "Certifi-gate," a flaw that OEMs must patch, Check Point warns. Following Stagefright, Google and some manufacturers have promised to deliver monthly Android patches.
Numerous services are enabled by default in Microsoft's Windows 10, and as employees connect their BYOD equipment to corporate networks, the cloud, collaboration and location tie-ins could pose enterprise security risks, experts warn.