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  • September 09, 2014 09 Sep'14

    Home Depot confirms data breach began in April

    The home improvement retailer confirms its customers' payment card data was breached in an incident that is believed to have begun in April, likely compromising millions of card accounts.

  • September 08, 2014 08 Sep'14

    Heartbleed patch efforts ignored on thousands of websites

    Data from McAfee shows many organizations have yet to fully patch the Heartbleed vulnerability, and as many as 300,000 websites remain at risk.

  • September 05, 2014 05 Sep'14

    Goodwill breach highlights need for service provider due diligence

    News roundup: The recent Goodwill security breach has been blamed on a third-party service provider, highlighting the need for due diligence. Plus: Mobile device theft; Android app vulnerabilities and a 12-year-long cyber-espionage network.

  • September 04, 2014 04 Sep'14

    Card trail shows Home Depot data breach could be huge

    The reported Home Depot data breach may have affected stores nationwide over the course of several months if new data proves to be correct.

  • September 03, 2014 03 Sep'14

    Apple two-factor authentication fail leaves iCloud users vulnerable

    Apple's decision to not extend its two-factor authentication security mechanism to all iCloud services may leave users more vulnerable to attacks

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  • September 02, 2014 02 Sep'14

    Apple and FBI launch iCloud hack investigation

    Apple and FBI investigate the breach of Apple’s iCloud causing fresh business concerns over cloud security

  • August 29, 2014 29 Aug'14

    IDC reports endpoint security market is booming, but isn't antivirus dead?

    News roundup: Endpoint antimalware has been long considered ineffective, yet a recent IDC report projects endpoint security growth. What gives? Plus: AWS Zocalo, new gTLDs, QR code authentication and more.

  • August 28, 2014 28 Aug'14

    Plan ahead to avoid SIEM deployment pitfalls

    Despite SIEM technology improvements, Gartner says many organizations still dive into SIEM deployments without adequate planning, often resulting in disaster.

  • August 28, 2014 28 Aug'14

    PCI SSC issues SIG guidance on maintaining PCI compliance

    The new information supplement offers advice on how to address obstacles in maintaining year-round PCI compliance, even though PCI experts say the challenge is only getting harder.

  • August 25, 2014 25 Aug'14

    Backoff point-of-sale malware hits over 1,000 businesses

    In an advisory Friday, the U.S. government estimated that the Backoff point-of-sale malware campaign has struck over 1,000 businesses to date.

  • August 22, 2014 22 Aug'14

    Community Health breach shows detecting Heartbleed exploits a struggle

    The difficulty of detecting Heartbleed exploits means that the Community Health breach is unlikely to be the last incident linked to the OpenSSL flaw.

  • August 22, 2014 22 Aug'14

    Breaches show information security fundamentals prove hard to learn

    News roundup: Heartbleed vulnerabilities, point-of-sale malware and phishing scams are nothing new, yet numerous companies continue to fall victim to them. Shouldn't the lesson be learned by now? Plus: HTTP Shaming, Dropbox improvements and more.

  • August 21, 2014 21 Aug'14

    Is mobile app data collection a greater threat than mobile malware?

    A vendor report found that while mobile malware may receive more attention, unrestrained mobile app data collection actually poses a greater risk to consumers and data security.

  • August 20, 2014 20 Aug'14

    Heartbleed exploit linked to Community Health data breach

    An infosec consultancy has claimed that a Heartbleed exploit was used by attackers to gain access as part of the Community Health data breach.

  • August 19, 2014 19 Aug'14

    Healthcare data breach exposes personal data of 4.5 million patients

    The Community Health data breach exposed the personal data of 4.5 million patients of the healthcare entity, opening up potential regulatory issues.

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