Webhosting management company cPanel recently announced a worrying sort of compromise: the possible theft of its customers' root passwords.
Paul Ducklin looks at what happened, and what's being done to avoid a repeat of this worrying situation...
Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.
Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has admitted that the personal information of more than 500,000 student borrowers has gone missing, lost on an unencrypted removable hard disk.
Ouch! Haven't we learned to encrypt our customers' data yet?
An allegedly Egyptian hacker going by the name ViruS_HimA has allegedly hacked into Adobe.
Wherever the data actually comes from, it reveals yet more poor password hygiene at both the client and the server...find out just how bad.
How cautious are you about identity theft? Are you a flasher or a hider?
Here's Sam's cautionary tale...
Passing off old as new is dishonest in any industry - but it's more dangerous in some than in others.
Hard disks may not wear out like chainsaw blades or cam belts - it's not what they may have lost in their life so far, but in what they have gained: other people's data.
Kiwi journalist Keith Ng wrote over the weekend about his experiences with kiosk computers at a New Zealand government department.
Ng's experience was both dramatic and worrying. He was able to access far, far too much.
Increasingly concerned about its reliance on Western mobile technologies and data networks, the Russian government this week announced that a government sponsored project has produced a secure tablet for use by state industries and government officials.
Indiana-based Cancer Care Group has lost server backups with data on 55,000 patients and staff from a parked car.
We have to ask, "Why would anyone, ever, leave an unencrypted laptop unattended in a car?"
Yahoo Voices suffers a serious security breach, with over 450,000 unencrypted usernames and passwords posted online by hackers.
A new bill has been brought before the US Senate that would unify data breach notification laws across the United States. Read on for what's protected and how it would work.
The "Toy Story 2" movie was nearly lost forever because of failing backup software.
Watch the video to find out the story, and how the classic animated movie was recovered.
The home addresses and personal email details of some 38,000 participants in Sunday's London Marathon were exposed for anyone to access on the race's official website.
Celebrities were amongst those who had their private details exposed by the glitch.
An undercover investigation in India has uncovered that some call center workers have been selling confidential information on nearly 500,000 Britons.
A hacking group calling itself The Consortium claims to have stolen the details of more than 70,000 users of the Digital Playground porn website.
Are you encrypting the data you keep in the cloud? Or are you trusting the cloud storage providers to do a decent job at security?
A hacker claims to have stolen information from 350,000 users of Brazzers, a hardcore production company based in North America, to highlight a security vulnerability.
Encryption only helps secure your data when the keys are a secret, a lesson learned the hard way by Ernst and Young and Regions Financial.