Everyone we do business with, share data with, outsource operations to, sell things to or buy things from forms a part of our own security chain. A breach at any point in the chain can have an impact on the privacy and integrity of our data.
JP Morgan Chase is the latest financial institution to own up to a data breach.
The details are still scanty, but it looks as though it happened back in July, wasn't noticed until September and was only owned up to in December...
According to a News Limited report, customers visiting clothing retailer Witchery's mobile website were able to get at the PII of other users via a feature called "track my order."
Customers could also view every order currently being processed, not just their own...
When it comes to electronic devices, bad things do happen. Components fail, power outages do occur, files can be accidentally deleted... oh and millions of dollars worth of Bitcoins can be chucked in the bin.
15 months ago, we reported on a data breach at online entertainment company Blizzard. We were complimentary back then, not least because the company owned up within three days.
Blizzard's follow-up, however, hasn't been quite as swift or impressive...
Paul Ducklin looks why hackers are more than merely interested in online Bitcoin repositories - and why you need more than just a hunch about a repository's trustworthiness before you hand over your Bitcoin data.
Aaaaaaaaand they're OFF! Encrypted (unsalted? unhashed?!) passwords are out of the gate, heading into the first turn toward potential decryption by cybercrooks. Anybody care to place bets on how many of those passwords are reused on other sites?
The story of LG's "data stealing" TVs continues to twist and turn, with LG now on its third version of what happened, and why.
LG is sorry for the confusion caused by reports of problems, but not for the problems themselves - in fact, it doesn't seem to think they're a problem at all...
Can you believe that a brand loyalty company would take two weeks to tell its loyal customers their data had been stolen? Oh, and that it wasn't encrypted, either?
What does this tell us about security? Find out in the latest episode of the Chet Chat...
Four cyber security experts have delivered to the US Congress a unanimous opinion: Americans shouldn't use HealthCare.gov, given its security issues.
Guess how many times "123456" was used as a password by users. If you answered "close to 2 million times," you win! Now guess which online dating site service has decided to encrypt customer records using salting and hashing in future.
An FBI memo sent out on Thursday described the attacks as "a widespread problem that should be addressed", according to Reuters.
Forum software vendor vBulletin has owned up to a username-and-password breach on its forum.
Guess which forum software the company uses?
Why shouldn't you store unencrypted credit card numbers? How can you squeeze a positive result from a password breach? What sort of pressure was on the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park?
Find out the answers in just one minute!
Thousands of people across Europe and, more specifically, in Ireland have had their credit card and personal details stolen after a company which runs reward schemes was hacked.
Blessed be Facebook for using this real-world example to 100% back up Naked Security when we proselytize about the evils of password reuse. And if you're worried that Facebook's mining of breached Adobe customer records and quarantining of users is Big Brother-ish, fear not: the company didn't have to store passwords in clear text or pull any other boneheaded security move to know just what its customers' reused passwords are.
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Take a listen to our weekly 15-minute podcast on computer security - Chet Chat Episode 123.
Every time we've written about the Google Wi-Spy saga, we've said, "Betcha this won't be the last of it."
Still isn't...Brazil is the latest country to put the hard word on Google.