NEWS & ANALYSIS

McAfee Warns of the Twelve Scams of Christmas

McAfee has released its "12 scams of Christmas" to forewarn and forearm consumers and businesses.

Morning Security Brief: Penn State Campus Unrest, Terrorism in Nigeria, TSA Training, and More

Penn State's Campus was the scene of unrest after a legendary coach and its president were fired. Terrorism in Nigeria is on the rise. The TSA is offering screeners an intelligence analysis class. DARPA is increasing its cyber research budget.

Hacker says ‘Don’t scan that QR code!’

Hackers could use QR codes to remotely access all of the data in a person’s phone and record their every move through pictures and audio and there’s no way to know once a device is infected.

Russian Spies Transmitted Messages Through Images

The group of Russian spies that was arrested last year after living undercover in the United States was using technology allegedly used by terrorist groups to pass covert information, according to FBI documents released on Monday.

Morning Security Brief: Intellistreets Debuts, Captcha Problems, Mine Disaster Security Chief Found Guilty, and More

Intellistreets debuts in Michigan. Stanford researchers say Captchas don't work. The former security chief at the site of the West Virginia mine disaster is convicted of impeding the investigation. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Drug Testing, The Real IRA, FBI Official Wants a New Internet, and More

Drug testing for welfare recipients ruled unconstitutional. The Real IRA says its starting a campaign against "economic targets." An FBI official calls for a new Internet. And more.

Most Popular Spam Topics: Pharmaceuticals and Dating

One in 1.35 emails is spam according to Symantec. The most common categories of spam in October were pharmaceuticals and dating -- and sometimes a mix of the two.

The Cybersecurity Field Is Growing, But Its Diversity Isn't

Just two years ago, the unemployment rate among IT professionals was approaching 9 percent. Despite virtually '0' unemployment now, women, African Americans, and Latinos are underrepresented.

Behind The Numbers

Types of Data on Lost or Stolen Mobile Devices

Manulife Outsources VM Scanning

A financial services company found a cloud-based service that could help scan its network for weaknesses.
 




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