Nearly five years after announcing a competition to develop a new cryptographic hash algorithm, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announces a winner that was designed by a team of European scientists.
Israel is being blamed - or, perhaps, taking credit - for the creation of Flame, the sophisticated cyberspyware that has targeted organizations in the Middle East, especially its mortal enemy, the government of Iran.
"People appreciate being contacted when particular transactions look risky," says Peter Tapling, President and CEO of Authentify. "Out-of-band authentication provides the opportunity to do that in real-time, at very low cost to the institutions."
What are the top emerging fraud threats via mobile banking, and how must security leaders respond? In an RSA Conference preview, Julie McNelley of the Aite Group offers tips for fighting the newest threats.
"The misfortune here for the banks is that they can have the best fraud-detection systems out there ... but it all breaks down when they call the 'hacker' to verify the transaction," says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
Imagine if the shutdown of Wikipedia was involuntary, taken down by politically minded hackers, and not an intentional act of protest. What's the message of the blackout beyond the protest over anti-piracy legislation?