ITworld Security http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/49/all en Twitter app downloads could put users at risk http://www.itworld.com/security/415268/twitter-app-downloads-could-put-users-risk Twitter announced that it is putting its MoPub acquisition to use by enabling Twitter marketers to promote and distribute mobile apps. There is a potential opportunity there, though, for attackers to exploit the system if users become conditioned to download apps from their Twitter feed without thinking.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415268/twitter-app-downloads-could-put-users-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415268/twitter-app-downloads-could-put-users-risk#comments Internet Networking Security Opinion Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:23:46 +0000 IDGNS staff 415268 at http://www.itworld.com Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks http://www.itworld.com/security/415260/satellite-communication-systems-rife-security-flaws-vulnerable-remote-hacks Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers intercept, manipulate, block and in some cases take full control of critical communications.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415260/satellite-communication-systems-rife-security-flaws-vulnerable-remote-hacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415260/satellite-communication-systems-rife-security-flaws-vulnerable-remote-hacks#comments Security News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:20:05 +0000 IDGNS staff 415260 at http://www.itworld.com How to safely use open WiFi hotspots? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/security/question/how-safely-use-open-wifi-hotspots <p>When I’m using open WiFi networks for anything more than a quick bit of casual browsing, what steps are necessary to stay secure?</p> Security security WiFi hotspots Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:47:26 +0000 ttopp 415244 at http://www.itworld.com U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off http://www.itworld.com/security/415206/us-commercial-drone-industry-struggles-take The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country&#039;s airspace. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415206/us-commercial-drone-industry-struggles-take" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415206/us-commercial-drone-industry-struggles-take#comments Government Hardware IT Management Security News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:36:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 415206 at http://www.itworld.com Will all US smartphones have a kill switch in 2015? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/security/question/will-all-us-smartphones-have-kill-switch-2015 <p>After years of the wireless industry arguing against having kill switches in smartphones and opposing regulations that would mandate it, there was an announcement that kill switches would be in devices starting in 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/security/question/will-all-us-smartphones-have-kill-switch-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security kill switch smartphones Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:32:04 +0000 SilverHawk 415197 at http://www.itworld.com Hackers try to blackmail plastic surgeon after stealing 500,000 patient records http://www.itworld.com/security/415182/hackers-try-blackmail-plastic-surgeon-after-stealing-500000-patient-records Almost 500,000 patient records have been hacked from the servers of the Harley Medical Group, the plastic surgery firm which has clinics across the UK.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415182/hackers-try-blackmail-plastic-surgeon-after-stealing-500000-patient-records" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415182/hackers-try-blackmail-plastic-surgeon-after-stealing-500000-patient-records#comments Security News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:30:01 +0000 IDGNS staff 415182 at http://www.itworld.com Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards http://www.itworld.com/security/415164/michaels-says-breach-its-stores-affected-nearly-3m-payment-cards About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack that compromised its point-of-sale systems, the retailer said Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415164/michaels-says-breach-its-stores-affected-nearly-3m-payment-cards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415164/michaels-says-breach-its-stores-affected-nearly-3m-payment-cards#comments Data Protection Security News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:05:27 +0000 IDGNS staff 415164 at http://www.itworld.com Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed http://www.itworld.com/endpoint-security/415159/netcraft-tool-flags-websites-affected-heartbleed Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/endpoint-security/415159/netcraft-tool-flags-websites-affected-heartbleed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/endpoint-security/415159/netcraft-tool-flags-websites-affected-heartbleed#comments Data Protection Endpoint Security Security News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:33:13 +0000 IDGNS staff 415159 at http://www.itworld.com IT security is national security -- but you're not alone http://www.itworld.com/security/415149/it-security-national-security-youre-not-alone National security may be at stake as private businesses try to manage a growing number of cyberthreats, but IT professionals shouldn&#039;t have to bear that burden alone.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415149/it-security-national-security-youre-not-alone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415149/it-security-national-security-youre-not-alone#comments IT Management Security News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:47:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 415149 at http://www.itworld.com Tor anonymity network to shrink as a result of Heartbleed flaw http://www.itworld.com/security/415111/tor-anonymity-network-shrink-result-heartbleed-flaw The Tor Project has flagged 380 Tor relays vulnerable to the critical Heartbleed flaw to be rejected from the Tor anonymity network, reducing the network&#039;s entry and exit capacity.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415111/tor-anonymity-network-shrink-result-heartbleed-flaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415111/tor-anonymity-network-shrink-result-heartbleed-flaw#comments Security News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:15:47 +0000 IDGNS staff 415111 at http://www.itworld.com Why a smartphone 'kill switch' won't stop phone theft http://www.itworld.com/415101/why-smartphone-kill-switch-wont-stop-phone-theft Yesterday, wireless industry group CTIA announced a partnership between many of the major smartphone makers and all of the leading U.S. wireless carriers that&#039;s designed to enable smartphone &quot;kill-switch&quot; functionality on handsets sold in the United States after July 2015.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/415101/why-smartphone-kill-switch-wont-stop-phone-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/415101/why-smartphone-kill-switch-wont-stop-phone-theft#comments Mobile & Wireless Security Opinion kill switch Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:58:56 +0000 IDGNS staff 415101 at http://www.itworld.com When it comes to Heartbleed, you can’t be too careful [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/security/415085/when-it-comes-heartbleed-you-can-t-be-too-careful-cartoon Sure, you’ve changed a bunch of passwords, but are you doing all you can to protect yourself?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415085/when-it-comes-heartbleed-you-can-t-be-too-careful-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415085/when-it-comes-heartbleed-you-can-t-be-too-careful-cartoon#comments Cloud Computing Data Protection Internet Offbeat Security Software News bed Business cartoon cloud comic computers couple cyberculture disguise heartbleed humor Internet jokes locks Mobile news passwords security social media starbucks technology web Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:20:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 415085 at http://www.itworld.com Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears http://www.itworld.com/security/415072/heartbleed-security-experts-reality-check-3-most-hysterical-fears Everything&#039;s been hacked! Change all your passwords but not yet! Security experts cut through the Heartbleed hype. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415072/heartbleed-security-experts-reality-check-3-most-hysterical-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415072/heartbleed-security-experts-reality-check-3-most-hysterical-fears#comments Security Feature heartbleed Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:52:51 +0000 IDGNS staff 415072 at http://www.itworld.com 33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7 http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415071/33-great-tips-and-tricks-ios-7 Whether it&#039;s the first time you&#039;ve picked up an iPad or the seventeenth time you&#039;ve pulled out your iPhone today, there are probably still some iOS 7 features and functionality that you&#039;re not familiar with. Don&#039;t sweat it: We&#039;re here to help. We&#039;ve collected some of our favorite and most useful tips and compiled them here, just for you.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415071/33-great-tips-and-tricks-ios-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415071/33-great-tips-and-tricks-ios-7#comments Mobile & Wireless On-demand Software Operating Systems Security Software News IOS iOS 7 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:36:19 +0000 IDGNS staff 415071 at http://www.itworld.com Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app http://www.itworld.com/security/415054/facebook-users-targeted-ibanking-android-trojan-app Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication protection on the social network.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415054/facebook-users-targeted-ibanking-android-trojan-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415054/facebook-users-targeted-ibanking-android-trojan-app#comments Security News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:59:22 +0000 IDGNS staff 415054 at http://www.itworld.com