Written By Shane Schick

FTC Chairwoman: Internet of Things Poses Security Risks

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez says the Internet of Things could bring many benefits, but companies need to think early and often about security issues.

iDict Creator Claims Tool Was Meant to Make Apple Improve iCloud Security

A cybercriminal claims the iDict tool was only created to force Apple to deal with a vulnerability in iCloud that allowed brute-force attacks.

‘Blackhat’ the Movie to Bring IT Security to the Big Screen

Michael Mann's upcoming "Blackhat" the movie has a life-imitates-art quality based on recent hacking events, such as the devastating Sony Pictures attack.

OphionLocker Ransomware Uses Advanced Encryption to Hold Data Hostage

Security researchers said a recently discovered strain of ransomware called OphionLocker uses some of the most advanced cryptography yet developed.

Report: Volume of Web Attacks Rose by More Than 1 Billion in 2014

Web attacks struck 38 percent of all computer users this year, an overall rise of 1 billion from 2013, as cybercriminals become more focused on banks.

Security Researchers: Google App Engine May Contain More Than 30 Vulnerabilities

Holes in Google App Engine could allow third parties to access or steal information from the company's cloud-based service for hosting Web apps.

PayPal Vulnerability: How Attackers Were One Click Away From Wreaking Havoc

A security researcher showed how a PayPal vulnerability was leaving millions of accounts at risk of being compromised by cybercriminals.

POS Malware May Ring Up Even More Trouble for Retailers and Customers

Researchers have discovered LusyPOS, an advanced form of POS malware, that may fetch up to $2,000 from cybercriminals who use it to steal customer data.

Sony Pictures Hack: Films, Executive Pay Leaked Online as Fallout Escalates

The Sony Pictures hack that was reported last week may now have spread from internal damage to data theft of intellectual property and more.

WhatsApp Vulnerability Could Bring Smartphone Users to a Crashing Halt

Researchers say a WhatsApp vulnerability could make it easy to cause a remote crash on a victim's smartphone if a certain message is sent.