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DHS tests show security's people problem

It was widely reported last week that as part of a study, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) randomly dropped USB and optical drives in government and private contractor parking lots -- and more than half of those who picked one up readily plugged it into their work computer.

Lucas Mearian | 07 Jul | Read more

Italian police raid Italian branch of Anonymous

Italian police have reported 15 suspected members of the Italian branch of the Anonymous hacker group to the judiciary for investigation on charges of illegally accessing IT systems, damaging IT systems and interrupting a public service, Italian media reported Wednesday.

Philip Willan | 07 Jul | Read more

Fox News Twitter Account Hacked, Reports President's Death

An official Fox News Twitter account falsely reported that President Barack Obama had been assassinated after hackers gained access to the account early Monday. The phony messages were posted to the Fox News Politics Twitter account sometime before 2:30 a.m. Eastern Monday and were still live more than five hours later. The account has more than 33,000 followers. A group calling itself the Script Kiddies claimed responsibility for the hack, according to <a href="">The Next Web</a>.

Ian Paul | 06 Jul | Read more

Mobile payments, PCI DSS compliance: Some clarity

Mobile payments technology is a loud sonic boom thundering through the payments industry. But are all -- or any -- of these payment schemes compliant with the <a href="">Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS?)</a>

George V. Hulme | 05 Jul | Read more