• October 24, 2014 24 Oct'14

    Report: Backoff malware infections spiked in recent months

    A report from security vendor Damballa shows that the Backoff malware variant has infected an increasing number of point-of-sale systems in recent months.

  • October 21, 2014 21 Oct'14

    Suspected Staples breach under investigation

    The Staples breach is suspected to have affected payment card information in an as-yet-undetermined number of the office supply chain's stores in the northeast U.S.

  • October 20, 2014 20 Oct'14

    How Apple Pay security controls may mitigate payment card breaches

    The newly launched Apple Pay mobile payment system could deliver the most secure shopping experience for U.S. customers yet, though it still may not be perfect.

  • October 17, 2014 17 Oct'14

    October 2014 Oracle CPU fixes 25 Java vulnerabilities, 154 total flaws

    The October 2014 Oracle CPU delivered fixes for 154 unique bugs, with Java vulnerabilities making up the bulk of the most pressing updates.

  • October 17, 2014 17 Oct'14

    Ponemon research: Cost of a breach rising, U.S. hit hardest

    News roundup: New research shows a dramatic increase in the cost of cybercrime and data breach remediation. Plus: Security as a service popularity surges, Snowden journalist touts the importance of free security software, and more.

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  • October 15, 2014 15 Oct'14

    Remembering Shon Harris: Logical Security founder passes away

    Shon Harris, founder and CEO of Logical Security and recognized security certification training expert, died Oct. 8, 2014, after a long illness. SearchSecurity pays tribute to her contributions to the information security field.

  • October 10, 2014 10 Oct'14

    Analysis: Symantec split was a long time coming

    The long-anticipated Symantec split will leave one company focused entirely on security, but experts caution that it's just the first step in fixing the many problems in Big Yellow's product lines.

  • October 10, 2014 10 Oct'14

    Are offensive hacking courses ethical? Debating the ethics of hacking

    News roundup: Colleges across the country are offering courses in offensive hacking, but are they ethical? Plus: Why the first 'online murder' may happen in 2014; Palo Alto and NSS Labs make up; numerous Android security issues surface.

  • October 08, 2014 08 Oct'14

    More Bash security flaws emerge; Yahoo says attack was not related

    Yahoo says a reported attack was not the result of a Shellshock exploit, but researchers have found new vulnerabilities in SSH key-management and network-attached storage systems.

  • October 07, 2014 07 Oct'14

    IT security salary survey shows steady pay, rising budgets

    While demand for qualified security professionals may be outpacing supply, the 2014 TechTarget IT Salary Survey shows little change in security pros' compensation levels.

  • October 03, 2014 03 Oct'14

    Palo Alto NGFW fails NSS Labs report, war of words ensues

    News roundup: Palo Alto's next-generation firewall fared poorly in a recent NSS Labs report, leading to a testy back-and-forth about NGFW testing. Plus: Mitnick selling zero days; EMET bypassed, again; iThemes stored plaintext passwords.

  • October 03, 2014 03 Oct'14

    Open-source security model undermined by lack of resources

    Shellshock and Heartbleed showed how flawed even ubiquitous open-source software components can be, but experts say that doesn't necessarily mean the open-source security model is to blame.

  • October 02, 2014 02 Oct'14

    PCI 3.0 changes: A PCI compliance requirements checklist for 2015

    In this presentation, compliance expert Nancy Rodriguez offers a line-by-line review of the key PCI DSS changes that become mandatory as of Jan. 1, 2015.

  • October 01, 2014 01 Oct'14

    Zeus malware is back with a new target: Mobile devices

    Zeus malware is back with a new target -- mobile devices. Expert Nick Lewis explains how Zeus-in-the-mobile differs from traditional Zeus and how to defend against it.

  • September 29, 2014 29 Sep'14

    Malvertising problem to worsen as attacks become more sophisticated

    Malvertising is already being used by attackers as a delivery mechanism for exploit kits, and new research reveals the problem is likely to get worse, specifically in the form of malicious Flash banners.