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DDoS explained: How distributed denial of service attacks are evolving

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when attackers attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered, typically by drowning a system with requests for data. They have been part of the criminal toolbox for twenty...

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Android security flaw and big telecom news | TECH(feed)

An Android security flaw could leave your phone vulnerable to hackers while viewing images. And yes, we're talking more about Huawei's battle with the U.S. government. All that and more mobile news on today's episode of TECH(feed).

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China owns half of all VPN services

With VPN use on the rise, a surprising study reveals that half of these services are owned by China, not exactly lauded as a protector of personal privacy.

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What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

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What is digital trust? How CSOs can help drive business

Chief security officers should play a key role in building trust with customers, and that translates to better customer acquisition, greater customer loyalty, and more revenue.

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What is SSL, TLS? And how this encryption protocol works

The SSL/TLS protocol encrypts internet traffic of all types, making secure internet communication (and therefore internet commerce) possible. Here are the basics of how it works and what comes next.

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Synagogue shooter and mail bomber both spread hate speech on social media

Synagogue shooter and mail bomber spread hate speech on social media, but big tech didn't react until it after tragedy struck; MIT to let the internet control an actual person on Halloween. What could possibly go wrong?

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What is sql injection? How SQLi attacks work and how to prevent them

SQL injection is a type of attack that can give an adversary complete control over your web application database by inserting arbitrary SQL code into a database query.

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Google Chrome 70 is coming. Are your security certificates in order?

All Symantec-issued digital certificates will be deprecated on Google Chrome by mid-October. Former Symantec customers must ensure their websites are compliant.

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Facebook security and privacy issues revealed

Last week saw Facebook dealing with security and privacy issues, while the Port of San Diego got hit with a ransomware attack and researchers discovered two Linux kernel bugs.

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Why abandoned domain names are so dangerous

Abandoned domain names are low-hanging fruit for attackers, who can use them to access sensitive email or customer data.

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FCC lied about DDoS attack during net neutrality comment process, blames former CIO

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says a DDoS attack did not take out the net neutrality comment site, and he blames the former FCC CIO for providing incorrect information.

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The risks associated with global Internationalized Domain Names | Salted Hash Ep 36

Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security, explains how global Internationalized Domain Names, or global IDNs, sparked the emergence of confusingly similar website addresses with nefarious goals -- and how to combat them.

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What is the Tor Browser? How it works and how it can help you protect your identity online

The Tor Browser is a web broswer that anonymizes your web traffic using the Tor network, making it easy to protect your identity online.

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Online voting is impossible to secure. So why are some governments using it?

If you thought electronic voting machines were insecure, wait 'til you meet online voting. Dr. Vanessa Teague has twice demonstrated massive security flaws in online voting systems. Instead of fixes and support, she got official...

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GDPR compliance in a nutshell

Time to figure out how to manage your enterprise's compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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What is cross-site scripting (XSS)? Low-hanging fruit for both attackers and defenders

With XSS, attackers enter malicious code into a web form or web app URL to trick the application into doing something it's not supposed to do.

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So far, so good for Symantec customers affected by Google distrust issue

DigiCert CEO John Merrill discusses the implications of Google's plan's to distrust Symantec certificates and what his company has done to help with the impending deadlines.

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