Q&A: RSA crypto pioneer Adleman keeps pushing the limits

Q&A: RSA crypto pioneer Adleman keeps pushing the limits

Dr. Leonard Adleman tells InfoWorld all about RSA's big breakthrough, why DNA works great for computing, and our coming cyberwar risk

01/10/17

Better authentication: Go get 'em, FIDO

Better authentication: Go get 'em, FIDO

Security standards always seem to languish in committee, but the FIDO Alliance breaks the mold, rolling out new, usable authentication systems at a rapid clip

01/03/17

The real reason we can't secure the internet

The real reason we can't secure the internet

We can surmount the technical and human obstacles to a dramatically more secure internet, but one factor stands in the way

12/27/16

Maybe security isn't going to get better after all

Maybe security isn't going to get better after all

Is that light at the end of the tunnel? Or is a train coming?

12/20/16

Too many contractors spoil the business

Too many contractors spoil the business

Contractors have their uses, but companies that opt for them by default lose the valuable institutional knowledge that permanent employees can bring

12/13/16

Why it's so hard to prosecute cyber criminals

Why it's so hard to prosecute cyber criminals

The bad guys are wreaking havoc. Why can't they be brought to justice?

12/06/16

3 clues to spotting a spam scam

3 clues to spotting a spam scam

The notice looked real at first -- but turned out to be an obvious scam. Unraveling its origins offered an object lesson in how not to get suckered

11/29/16

Moment of truth: Web browsers and the SHA-1 switch

Moment of truth: Web browsers and the SHA-1 switch

SHA-1 encryption is ending. Here's how your browser will react

11/22/16

5 ways President Trump may affect computer security

5 ways President Trump may affect computer security

You can expect the new administration to take full advantage of surveillance techniques, ease security regulations for business, and mandate more punishment for hackers

11/15/16

No, you still don't need an RFID-blocking wallet

No, you still don't need an RFID-blocking wallet

Criminals with RFID scanners roaming the streets stealing credit card numbers should be way down your list of worries

11/08/16

Is it real? The Trump-Russia server connection

Is it real? The Trump-Russia server connection

A recent report suggests a link between a server maintained by Trump's organization and another by Russia's Alfa Bank

11/01/16

How Clinton could have avoided the Wikileaks fiasco

How Clinton could have avoided the Wikileaks fiasco

Hillary Clinton's email server and her advisers' email accounts are no more or less vulnerable than most, but securing them would have been easy

11/01/16

The only realistic plan to avoid DDoS disaster

The only realistic plan to avoid DDoS disaster

Emergencies like the Dyn DDoS attack will keep occurring. The only solution is a better, more secure internet

10/25/16

Which country has the best hackers: Russia or China?

Which country has the best hackers: Russia or China?

Both are notorious for high-profile attacks, advanced persistent threats, and theft of money or intellectual property. And the award goes to ...

10/18/16

10 decisions you'll face when deploying a honeypot

Set up a fake system as bait and you can cull invaluable information about potential threats. Here are the questions awaiting you in your honeypot adventure

10/11/16

6 security distractions derailing IT

6 security distractions derailing IT

IT isn't dumb, but it's pulled in so many different directions that completing even one worthy security project seems like a major victory

10/04/16

A quick fix for stupid password reset questions

A quick fix for stupid password reset questions

This ridiculous feature is a major vulnerability. If you're forced to use it, here's how to make it more secure

09/27/16

Seagate NAS hack should scare us all

Seagate NAS hack should scare us all

An under-the-radar news story proves that computers are far from the only devices prey to attack

09/20/16

Afraid of online hacks? Worry more about your phone

Afraid of online hacks? Worry more about your phone

An entire industry is devoted to protecting you online. It's about time we took phone scams as seriously

09/13/16

Voting machines are still too easy to hack

Voting machines are still too easy to hack

Worried about a 'rigged' election? You should be, but the risk lies in outdated technology and untrained bureaucrats, not voter fraud

09/06/16

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