President Obama's remarks about wanting Congress to work on "stronger cybersecurity laws" are reminiscent of one controversial bill that angered privacy groups.
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Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
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The electronics retail giant published a more detailed timeline on Friday following an investigation that launched this fall.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 19, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
A new strain of the malevolent ZeuS malware has been discovered targeting over 150 banks and 20 payment systems across the globe.
What scams and schemes do you need to watch out for during the holiday season?
The Guardians of Peace must be delighted -- Sony has withdrawn plans to release 'The Interview' in any form.
An emailed threat can send companies to their knees and propel individuals without so much as a parking ticket straight to a holding cell. The problem is, today's puffed-up chest hacktivists know it, and Sony has borne the brunt. [Analysis]
E-mail credentials and a key DNS zone system were compromised. The severity of the damage is not yet clear.
Non-HTTPS pages provide no data security and the user should be reminded of that, argues the company. It's a big step.
Mobile ransomware, insurance claims and striking the supply chain are all expected to make an appearance in 2015.
The crew behind The Pirate Bay has opened up about what the future holds for the torrent search website.
[UPDATED] We have had an absolute deluge of problem updates from Redmond recently and some have been serious. What's up at Microsoft?
The group taking responsibility for the Sony hack have promised to give the firm a Christmas present it won't forgot -- unless staff ask politely for documents to be kept secret.
One of several updates for various versions of Exchange Server released Tuesday, the Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8, was pulled Wednesday and reissued Friday.
New rules will stop apps from interfering with user control of extensions and settings in all browsers. Other products do this, but Microsoft now makes it a baseline protection.