Stories by Tim Greene

Warning to white-hat hackers: Obama proposal a threat to what you do

President Obama's proposal to update the computer fraud and abuse act could put white-hat hackers at risk of prosecution as members of organized crime, the SchmooCon hacking conference was told.

Microsoft cloud services provide construction firm with cost-savings, increased productivity

Chicago-based Walsh Group Construction is finding that buying into Microsoft's Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility Suite is yielding a mixed bag of benefits -- better BYOD, cost-saving, time-saving, increased productivity -- but adopting the cloud services required a dose of blind trust in their security.

ISIS apparently hacks US Central Command Twitter account

The US Central Command Twitter account was hacked or at least defaced today apparently by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), posting tweets that threaten families of US soldiers and claiming to have hacked into military PCs.

Advanced notice of Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes is no longer free

From now on if you want to see what patches Microsoft is going to issue on Patch Tuesday you'll have to pay for it.

Worst security breaches of the year 2014: Sony tops the list

As 2014 winds down, the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment is clearly the biggest data breach of the year and among the most devastating to any corporation ever.

U.S. on Sony breach: North Korea did it

U.S. officials now believe North Korea is behind the attack that took down Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer network and posted contents on the Internet, but the government hasn't decided whether to formally accuse the country of carrying out the hack, according to The New York Times.

Microsoft's $84 million man: What's Nadella done to earn it?

What could Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have done in just 10 months to convince shareholders he's worth the $84 million pay package they approved earlier this month?

Cisco buying Neohapsis to boost security services

Cisco said Wednesday it is planning to buy Neohapsis, a security consulting firm that evaluates corporate security, risk and compliance, as part of its push into security as a service.

Mobile device makers unleash FIDO

Vendors of mobile devices are lining up to implement an authentication scheme meant to make online transactions both simpler and more secure, known as the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) specification, which is being released today.

Akamai: Surge in hackers using complex crimeware to drain money from online bank accounts

There is an increase in use of complex crimeware that gathers the passwords of online customers at specific banks and automatically transfer funds out of their accounts, according to Akamai's security group.

OpenDNS reinforces cloud security with ties to Check Point, ZeroFOX, others

OpenDNS has developed a partner API that lets security vendors connect their technologies to the OpenDNS cloud for enforcement, effectively extending protection to any device no matter where it connects to the Internet.

Report: Startup promises to catch 100 per cent of network attacks with unique detection technology

Startup TrustPipe is announcing a security platform that categorizes network-based attacks and blocks them. The company claims that in two years of testing the software has never let attackers compromise the systems it has been protecting.

Report: Hacker group FIN4 stealing insider info to exploit significant changes in stock prices

For more than a year attackers dubbed FIN4 have been stealing insider information that could affect stock prices by hacking email accounts of key corporate executives and others privy to sensitive deals, according to a report by security vendor FireEye.

Hack the halls: Watch out for Cyber Monday scamathon

Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, which means it is also the single biggest opportunity for criminals to steal cash, personal information and credit card numbers, and they've got an imposing arsenal to carry out their plans against the unwary.

Regin is groundbreaking malware on par with Stuxnet, Symantec says

Regin, a complex and stealthy piece of espionage malware, steals passwords, logs keystrokes and can read, write, move and copy files, among other malicious activity, and has stunned the Symantec researchers that detailed it in a report.