Security

US banks biggest target for phishing scams, reveals RSA

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Report also suggests US-based servers are perpetrating a significant percentage of attacks
29 Sep 2014

‘Crime-as-a-service’ exploited by criminal gangs, warns Europol iOCTA report

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Hackers offering services to more 'traditional' gangs looking to get into cyber crime
29 Sep 2014

General Motors hires first cyber security chief

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GM wants to look at car technology 'on a critical systems level'
29 Sep 2014

First Shellshock malware emerges just a day after vulnerability revealed [updated]

Two worms designed to exploit the Shellshock vulnerability in the Bash shell have been discovered by researchers just a day after it was made public
26 Sep 2014

New Bash Bug security vulnerability 'worse than Heartbleed'

Estimates suggest security flaw could affect over 500 million computers and internet connected devices
25 Sep 2014

‘Inside users are the biggest threat to security’ – Palo Alto Networks

Users can harm a company without even knowing it, Nirmal Dave tells Computing's Data Centre & Infrastructure Summit 2014
24 Sep 2014

Viator data breach could affect 1.4 million customers

Customers of TripAdvisor-owned Viator could have had their payment card information stolen and account data swiped
23 Sep 2014

Apple updates privacy policy and Tim Cook denies NSA collaboration

CEO Tim Cook assures Apple users the privacy policy will be updated regularly as the firm looks to the iWatch
19 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Scottish independence, Chinese hackers, iPhone 6 issues and Larry Ellison steps aside

No escape: election fever even influences IT issues
19 Sep 2014

eBay hacked, criticised for slow response

Security intelligence questioned at auction site
18 Sep 2014

Chinese hackers breached US miltary contractors

Senate report suggests 20 acts of Chinese cyber-espionage took place in one year, with poor communication in US government also partly to blame
18 Sep 2014

Western security concerns are 'noise on the periphery' says Huawei exec, as firm looks to impress CIOs

Huawei focused on attracting business of CIOs, says SVP Leroy G. Blimegger Jr as firm unveils partnership with Telefonica
17 Sep 2014

IBM warns over proliferating use of banking Trojans in enterprise attacks

Trojan malware features and functions being expanded to attack more targets
17 Sep 2014

Security technology was viewed like tax – nobody wanted to pay for it, says Vormetric CEO

Alan Kessler tells Computing attitudes to security have changed, and it's now seen as an enabler rather than a hindrance
16 Sep 2014

JP Morgan denies that system blueprints were stolen in June cyber attack

JP Morgan attackers took details of software run across the global bank – although bank denies that any money was taken
16 Sep 2014

75 per cent of mobile apps will fail security tests in 2015 - Gartner

Analyst warns of security risks from employees installing apps on BYOD mobile devices
15 Sep 2014

Backbytes: Doom for Canon printers!

Internet-connected Canon Pixma printers cracked by security company – and modified to play Doom
12 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Barclays wants to read your veins, the BBC thinks you're a filthy pirate and a little-known company released a new mobile phone...

Only one thing could push security off the top this week when a little-known company released a new mobile phone...
12 Sep 2014

Government struggling to measure benefits of cyber security strategy, says National Audit Office

But Whitehall has made good progress in implementing the programme, particularly among larger businesses
11 Sep 2014

Security warning over the Internet of Things

Lack of security built into the Internet of Things could be catastrophic, warn researchers
11 Sep 2014

Google Gmail users told to change passwords after five million accounts were compromised

Russian hackers release login names and passwords of five million Google Gmail users
11 Sep 2014

Will Apple Pay finally make mobile payments the norm?

With Apple Pay, security and payment experts believe that digital payment may finally take off
10 Sep 2014

RBS among the Salesforce users targeted by 'Dyre' malware

Gang behind the Dyre Trojan believed to have been commissioned to target Salesforce users
09 Sep 2014

Global bank sanctions database at risk, warns former GCHQ security specialist

US-based database intended to help banks avoid breaching far-reaching US sanctions could be at risk of attack
08 Sep 2014