Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.
Home Depot has already been hit with a class action lawsuit stemming from a suspected data breach. While one legal expert portrays the lawsuit as premature, another says the filing was made because it's highly likely the breach will be confirmed.
A Twitter chat featuring Gartner's Avivah Litan offered a lively discussion of numerous fraud-related issues, including card breaches, weak authentication and the need for mobile scrutiny. We'll host more chats soon.
Initial reports suggested that Russian hackers could behind an attack against JPMorgan Chase, and perhaps other U.S. banks. While it's still far from clear who the culprits are, experts discuss the potential hacking motivations of a nation-state.
The PCI Security Standards Council has issued an alert offering insights for mitigating the threat of "Backoff" POS malware, which has hit 1,000 U.S. businesses. Plus, the council is providing updated guidance for maintaining PCI-DSS compliance.
Canada is considering adopting tougher data security and cybercrime legislation that could serve as a model for other nations, says Claudiu Popa, an information security expert who'll be a panelist at the Fraud Summit Toronto.
The social network LinkedIn has agreed to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit stemming from a June 2012 data breach that compromised 6.5 million hashed passwords. Find out the financial details of the settlement.
A proposed German cybersecurity law would require critical infrastructure organizations to disclose all significant security incidents. Legal experts say the proposal signals Germany's attempt to take a leadership role at the EU level.