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Stories by Antone Gonsalves

What to do in the aftermath of the JPMorgan breach

The compromise of 10s of millions of JPMorgan Chase accounts poses the greatest risk of phishing attacks on consumers and small businesses, experts say.

Written by Antone Gonsalves04 Oct. 14 10:22

How a hacker could cause chaos on city streets

Traffic is chaotic enough in major cities, but imagine how much worse it would be if a criminal hacker got control of the traffic lights.

Written by Antone Gonsalves30 Aug. 14 09:48

How Google is heading toward safe, global Gmail

Google has made an important change to its Gmail spam filter that is expected to make targeted phishing attacks more difficult while allowing for a more global webmail service.

Written by Antone Gonsalves14 Aug. 14 23:20

Why the password-only era is over and what to do about it

The Russian crime ring that amassed more than a billion stolen passwords has shown why businesses have no choice but to add other forms of authentication in securing access to websites and corporate networks.

Written by Antone Gonsalves09 Aug. 14 09:56

How hackers used Google in stealing corporate data

A group of innovative hackers used free services from Google and an Internet infrastructure company to disguise data stolen from corporate and government computers, a security firm reported.

Written by Antone Gonsalves08 Aug. 14 09:30

Criminals ride Google coattails in DDoS attacks

The easy access Google's web crawlers have to sites is increasingly being exploited by cybercriminals in launching distributed denial of service attacks, a security vendor says.

Written by Antone Gonsalves26 July 14 22:59

Why password managers are not as secure as you think

University researchers have raised concerns about the security of web-based password managers that free people from the burden of having to remember website credentials.

Written by Antone Gonsalves15 July 14 18:49

Ideas for defending against cyberespionage

Russian hackers who broke into the networks of Western oil and gas companies used techniques that companies can detect and oftentimes defend against, experts say.

Written by Antone Gonsalves02 July 14 10:57

What to avoid in Dropbox-related phishing attack

Corporate employees familiar with Dropbox should take extra precautions to avoid becoming a victim of a phishing attack that uses the popular file-sharing service.

Written by Antone Gonsalves07 June 14 10:43

Criminals seeking more buyers with all-in-one malware

Security researchers have discovered multipurpose malware capable of stealing payment card numbers from electronic cash registers and data entered in Web forms through a browser.

Written by Antone Gonsalves04 June 14 09:50

Google, Facebook Unmask Tech Support Scams

Google and Facebook are finding cunning scams in which shysters advertise 800 numbers for bogus tech support that typically leads to people giving up personal data and downloading malicious software.

Written by Antone Gonsalves17 May 14 07:37

Target CEO resignation highlights cost of security blunders

The massive data breach that tarnished the career of Target Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel and contributed to his resignation is a reminder of the worst-case scenario facing CEOs caught in a security SNAFU.

Written by Antone Gonsalves06 May 14 08:49