MacKeeper failed to alert customers earlier this year that for at least four weeks, its anti-virus software wasn't receiving regular signature updates. Industry experts say any such delay is unacceptable for an AV vendor.
At the Black Hat event in Las Vegas later this month, researchers plan to reveal vulnerabilities in hooking engines, a critical component of security software and other applications, including Microsoft Office.
There's often a dangerous trade-off made between convenience and security. That's illustrated no better than by a recent issue patched by Microsoft. It's an attack so devilishly smooth that it's a wonder hackers had not figured it out before.
Security vendors are issuing warnings about two new types of dangerous Mac malware - Eleanor and Keydnap - which serve as a reminder that it's not just Windows users coming under fire from malicious software developers and tricksters.
Endpoint protection vendors compete fiercely for customers, and allegations of impropriety are common among rivals. The latest battle pits Sophos against Cylance. Whose version of the story is the truth?
An individual claiming to be the hacker who posted four healthcare databases on the dark web reveals some of his tactics. We take a close look at the risks posed to one affected clinic, which faces a ransom demand.
Comodo made no new friends last week when it claimed that a nonprofit project, Let's Encrypt, stole its business model. Now, the digital certificate giant says it will not pursue applications aimed at securing trademarks using the phrase "Let's Encrypt."
The HHS Office for Civil Rights will dramatically ramp up its HIPAA enforcement activities in 2016, fueled by a financial infusion from recent fines in HIPAA cases, predicts privacy attorney David Holtzman of CyngergisTek, a former OCR senior adviser.
A controversy over the University of Oregon's handling of a student's mental health records is building momentum for reforms in a regulation that allows schools to use, and in some cases disclose, certain education records of students without their consent.
Would encryption, two-factor authentication and other measures stop a determined adversary from stealing millions of U.S. government personnel files? No, a former CIA CISO says. Read how Robert Bigman would defend against OPM-style cyber-attacks.
"Align technology with businesses" is an old phrase. But information security is now part of this change, making strides to align with growth as a business enabler. Enter: the converged technology operations center.
A former senior adviser at the HHS Office for Civil Rights offers his predictions about OCR's HIPAA enforcement and regulatory activities for the year ahead in the wake of the office's leadership changes.