security

After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren’t properly verifying identities

June 17, 2019 0

A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the credit agencies to verify the identifies of those using government services. In a report

Millions of Venmo transactions scraped in warning over privacy settings

June 17, 2019 0

A computer science student has scraped seven million Venmo transactions to prove that users’ public activity can still be easily obtained, a year after a

Target checkouts hit by outage for a second day in a row

June 17, 2019 0

Another day, another Target checkout outage. Many took to social media to complain that checkouts at the retail giant went down for a second day

Black Hat scraps Rep. Will Hurd as keynote speaker amid voting record controversy

June 16, 2019 0

Rep. Will Hurd will no longer give the keynote address at the Black Hat security conference amid questions about his voting record on women’s rights.

Rep. Will Hurd to keynote Black Hat draws ire for voting record on women’s rights

June 14, 2019 0

A decision to confirm Rep. Will Hurd as the keynote speaker at the Black Hat security conference this year has prompted anger and concern by

Blockchain: A Boon for Cyber Security

June 14, 2019 0

Advertisement Navigating the online world safely has become a real challenge over the last few years. The spate of hacker attacks around the world today

Have I Been Pwned is looking for a new owner

June 11, 2019 0

Troy Hunt has revealed he’s looking for an acquirer for the breach notification service he set up more than five years ago — aka: Have

Card readers at electric vehicle charging stations will weaken security, researchers say

June 11, 2019 0

Electric vehicle charging stations could become one of the next big targets for fraudsters — thanks to proposals in several state that researchers say would

A backdoor in Optergy tech could remotely shut down a smart building ‘with one click’

June 7, 2019 0

Homeland Security has given the maximum severity score for a vulnerability in a popular smart building automation system. Optergy’s Proton allows building owners and managers

SEC expands its war on cryptocurrency companies with a lawsuit against Kik

June 5, 2019 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Kik Interactive for the $100 million token sale the company announced two years ago. It’s an expansion of

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