Heartbleed, the proposed "worst vulnerability" ever, was apparently not scary enough. New research shows that not even half of those aware of Heartbleed took the precaution of changing their passwords.
U.S. Senators circulated an early draft of a bill increasing cybersecurity collaboration between the government and firms to public and private officials Wednesday in hopes of avoiding any future conflict on the matter.
Target announced Monday that the company had hired senior information technology advisor Bob DeRodes to step in as executive vice president and chief information officer in light of last year's major data breach.
In light of recent cybersecurity scares such as Heartbleed and the recent Internet Explorer zero-day exploit, the White House revealed on Monday that disclosing some of these vulnerabilities to the public isn't always the easiest of choices to make.
Remember Heartbleed? Discovered two weeks ago, the Internet exploit sent ripples through the technosphere due to the fact that around two-thirds of the world's websites were affected. It's not just servers, however, that are vulnerable to Heartbleed.
The Heartbleed OpenSSL Internet bug that was discovered last week and has quickly become one of the most infamous exploits ever wasn't inserted into the code deliberately, says the German software developer who accidentally let the exploit slip by unnoticed.
Heartbleed is the new scare on the Internet -- an exploit with such a widespread blast zone that two-thirds of the world's websites are believed to have been vulnerable to the bug. Although Heartbleed flew under the radar for more than two years, four engineers were able to uncover what some are calling the worst Internet exploit ever.
The massive Target security breach last December resulted in the largest theft of retail data ever in history, but is there a good side to it? Some seem to think so, and most point to the increased awareness and vigor concerning cybersecurity.
A newly discovered Internet security exploit dubbed "Heartbleed" has cybersecurity experts scrambling thanks to the implication that millions of usernames, passwords, credit cards, and other personal information have been vulnerable for more than two years.
The fallout from last December's massive security breach at Target has been contained in the digital sphere and courtrooms -- until now. Denver police are now on the hunt for a man believed to be using credit cards stolen from that breach.
Target's legal woes stemming from the December security breach will now be consolidated in Minnesota thanks to a new order from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, moving 33 lawsuits from seven states and 18 districts to the retailer's home state.
Target's woes only seem to grow as the retailer is now facing major criticism from U.S. government officials about its failure to act on warning signals that could have prevented December's massive security breach that made off with an unprecedented amount of consumer personal records.
Highlighting the U.S. government's increased involvement in advancing the nation's digital infrastructure, U.S. Treasury official Amir-Mokri explained why it is important for the Obama administration to be involved in the fight against cybercrime Wednesday.