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Consumer Reports to begin ranking products on security

This may not be the leap in Internet of Things (IoT) security that’s sorely needed, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. 

Huge mistake: Company gets breached, doesn’t inform the victims … its employees

Talk about bad employee morale. After a hacker breached 30,000 employees of Sports Direct, a British retailer, the company failed to take the next obvious step: letting those employees know about it. 

Cost of cyberattacks reach $350 million

Yahoo’s breaches continue to be big news long after their discovery. And they could turn out have huge financial implications. 

Video: Watch a drone steal information from an offline computer

Hackers have tried all kinds of methods to steal sensitive data, but this one feels like a whole new level of science fiction: Using a drone outside of an office window to steal data from a computer’s LED. 

Credit cards are so yesterday: 3 things hackers want now

Hackers are nothing if not business savvy. They go where there’s money to be made. 

Video shows just how attackers commit CEO fraud

You might think your users would be savvy enough to spot a fake email from a scammer posing as a high-ranking company official. And maybe they do. But this video shows how even the best employees can be tricked by social engineering tactics. 

Hackers lock guests out of hotel: IoT and ransomware combine

The worlds of ransomware and the Internet of Things (IoT) came to a head recently when an Austrian hotel received an unusual demand: Pay up, or your guests will be locked out of their rooms. 

Bad news: Almost 200,000 sites still have Heartbleed vulnerabilities

You may have thought that you were done worrying about Heartbleed. But it seems like some really terrible patching practices has resulted in it still being a major problem for IT. 

A new zero-day every day? Prediction says it’s possible

Zero-days, or vulnerabilities that have been discovered and exploited but not yet repaired, usually aren’t all that common. That could soon change. 

IT knows ransomware is a risk, but companies can’t stop it

Nothing’s worse than knowing a storm is coming but being unable to do anything about it. That’s how it feels to be a security pro staring down the imminent threat of ransomware right now.