The arts and crafts retail chain Michaels confirmed yesterday that most of its U.S. stores were breached for eight months and that the payment card information of nearly 3 million of its customers may have been compromised.
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Researchers published a video this week demonstrating that Samsung’s latest entry in the smartphone arena, the Galaxy S5, is vulnerable to a hack that as crude as may seem involves lifting and copying fingerprints to trick the phone’s sensor.
A Federal court struck down Lavabit’s appeal today, affirming contempt sanctions against the now-shuttered secure email provider that was forced to release SSL keys to the FBI.
French hardware company LaCie announced it sustained a yearlong data breach that could put at risk the information of anyone who’s purchased a product off their website during that time.
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp was approved by the Federal Trade Commission late last week, but not without a stern privacy-related warning from the agency.
Cisco patched a quartet of vulnerabilities this week in one of its core operating systems and is looking into the potential impact of this week’s Heartbleed vulnerability.
Adobe released updates for both its Flash Player and AIR software yesterday, patching four critical vulnerabilities, including one that was exposed at last month’s Pwn2Own hacking competition.
As expected, Microsoft issued its final epitaph for Windows XP today, pushing out four security bulletins for 11 vulnerabilities, including the last updates it will address in the oft maligned, thirteen-year-old operating system.
Yet another variant of the Zeus banking Trojan has surfaced; this one comes disguised as an Internet Explorer document and is signed with an authentic digital certificate.
Microsoft has announced it will change the way it classifies adware by beginning to block unwanted and intrusive advertisements from users.