Security

Detecting distributed denial of service attacks

The distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack may well be familiar to anyone who has spent time running online services, such as websites. It is a malicious attack on the servers running the system that simply bombards ...

Business

SolarWinds says its new security measures are reassuring clients

SolarWinds says it has beefed up security and tightened its software screening process 15 months after one of the most sophisticated cyberattacks exposed thousands of its customers to Russian spies and left U.S. government ...

Business

China tightens control over company data with transfer rules

Companies in China would need government approval to transfer important data abroad under proposed rules announced Friday that would tighten Beijing's control over information and might disrupt operations for international ...

Software

Apps for popular smart home devices contain security flaws

New cybersecurity research from Florida Tech has found that the smartphone companion applications of 16 popular smart home devices contain "critical cryptographic flaws" that could allow attackers to intercept and modify ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Encrypting photos on the cloud to keep them private

The past decade has witnessed scandal after scandal over private images maliciously or accidentally made public. A new study from computer scientists at Columbia Engineering reveals what may be the first way to encrypt personal ...

Security

Up to 1,500 firms hit in Kaseya ransomware attack

Hundreds of Swedish supermarkets remained shut Tuesday after a major cyberattack that has crippled hundreds of companies worldwide for the past four days, with the perpetrators demanding $70 million in bitcoin to undo the ...

Security

McDonald's latest company to be hit by a data breach

McDonald's has become the latest company to be hit by a data breach after unauthorized activity on its network exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan.

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