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Articles by Sean Michael Kerner 

TapLink Rethinks Password Security with Blind Hashing

Passwords are often a weak security link but they don't have to be, says security startup TapLink.

76 Percent of Organizations Breached in 2014

QuinStreet Enterprise research outlines the scope of security challenges facing enterprises today.

Google, Facebook and Microsoft on Data Privacy

Data privacy should be integrated at the beginning of product development process, tech titans agree.

IoT 'Security Hopscotch' Is No Game: Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts, in hot water after tweeting about a hack into a plane's WiFi system, describes another theoretical attack, this one against an Internet-connected appliance.

What Bruce Schneier Learned from the Sony Breach

Bruce Schneier provides guidance for organizations in the post-Sony breach world.

Cryptographer Panel Slams Government Key Escrow Idea

Experts on a cryptography panel at the RSA conference reject the idea of the U.S. government holding encryption keys.

Little Change in Security Workforce Challenges, Study Finds

Another big IT security firm finds a shortage of skilled infosec pros, again.

Google Chrome 42 Gets Galactic Security Update

No towel required for 45 security fixes in Google's Chrome 42 browser.

Tailoring Security Info for the C-Suite

SurfWatch Labs' SaaS platform makes security information intelligible to business execs.

Mach37 Accelerates Security Startups

'Cyber accelerator' offers $50,000 and lots of training to security startups.

Google Strikes Back Against Chinese Certificate Authority

Both Google and Mozilla are taking aggressive measures against Chinese certificate authority CNNIC.

Google Hit Again by Unauthorized SSL/TLS Certificates

The SSL/TLS certificate authority system's frailty is again exposed, as an unauthorized certificate is issued for Google.

Insecure Mobile Apps a Big Problem

IBM-sponsored research shows mobile app development is flawed. Big Blue now offers a new platform to help.

IBM: Over a Billion Records Leaked in 2014

A surprising 40 percent of attacks in IBM's X-Force report were listed as 'unknown.'

PCI Compliance Still a Challenge: Verizon

Verizon's 2015 PCI compliance report shows increasing point-in-time compliance even as breaches rise.

IBM Exposes Critical Dropbox Vulnerability

Dropbox patches flaw that could have exposed users to risk.

How Much Does Business AV Cost? Try Free

Avast debuts free Business Anti-Virus, but what's the catch?

3 Questions Every CISO Should Answer

FireEye's Kevin Mandia has a few key questions for CISOs.

Why All Linux (Security) Bugs Aren't Shallow

With Heartbleed and Shellshock, the open source community realized that Linus' law can be challenged.

Google Blinks on Project Zero Security Disclosure

Common sense prevails as Google relaxes its 90-day disclosure policy for zero-day security vulnerabilities.

Report: PlugX Is RAT of Choice for Nation States

Crowdstrike's Global Threat Intel report details tactics used in nation-state attacks.

Google Ups Ante for Security Researchers

After paying out $1.5 million in bug bounties in 2014, Google is boosting payments for ongoing security research.

Google Pays Big Bug Bounties in Chrome 40 Fix

Google pays out $88,500 in bug bounties, with the largest browser security update yet in 2015. In all, Google fixed 62 different security flaws.

How Secure Is Android if Google Won't Patch?

A security researcher alleges that Google won't patch its older Android software for a new vulnerability. Luckily, users have options to boost security for older versions of the OS.

Black Friday Cyber Attacks Declined in 2014

While 61 million records were stolen from retailers in 2014, Black Friday and Cyber Monday attacks declined, IBM finds.