A device’s unwitting participation in a malicious robot network, or botnet, is practically detectable only through a forensic examination, experts tell us. But we can take steps to protect our devices.
The state of Internet of Things security stinks, experts say. And while device manufacturers and lawmakers aren’t anxious to address it, there are clear signs of influence from other actors. IoT regulation is likely on its way.
In revealing that it had been storing unencrypted user passwords, the social media company requests, but doesn’t force, Twitter password resets of its 330 million users—the “bare minimum for doing right” by them, one expert says.
Software updates and security patches for critical-infrastructure systems like those of hospitals, 911 dispatchers, and power plants aren’t easy or cheap. But there’s no excuse, experts say, for neglecting them.
Heading to the Winter Olympics in South Korea or another major public event? Don’t let yourself get so carried away with excitement that you forget that the bad guys are just waiting for you to slip up.
The Meltdown and Spectre chip flaw exploits are prompting a deluge of security patches. They might also represent a rude wake-up call to chip designers that speed and energy efficiency aren’t everything.
Channel those feelings you have about getting hacked in 2017. To better secure your digital life in 2018, make a resolution to follow these seven steps, garnered from how-tos we’ve published this year.
We drill through 2017's cybersecurity news, from election hacks to rampant ransomware attacks, massive data breaches to decried surveillance overreaches, IoT manipulation to cryptocurrency mania causation.