Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

Rights groups applaud Supreme Court cellphone ruling

Privacy and civil rights groups lauded Wednesday's unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that police must obtain a search warrant before searching through the contents of an arrested person's cellphone.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan26 June 14 05:21

Security skills shortage is real, and it's not going away anytime soon

The current shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the U.S will likely resolve itself over the next several years, according to the RAND Corp. But until then, companies will find it disturbingly difficult to find skilled workers.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan21 June 14 06:23

Bank not liable for customer's $440,000 cybertheft

A Missouri escrow firm that lost $440,000 in a 2010 cyberheist cannot hold its bank responsible for the loss an appeals court said this week affirming a lower court's previous ruling on the issue.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan19 June 14 05:46

US retailer Target finally gets its first CISO

US retailer Target has hired a new Chief Information Security Officer, a move that's noteworthy mainly because it is the first time the company has had anyone in this role -- even though it is one of the largest retailers in the U.S.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan12 June 14 06:06

California kills bill to require that retailers use EMV smartcards

The California State Senate has killed a bill that would have required California retailers to implement the Europay MasterCard Visa smartcard (EMV) standard that's seen as far safer than magnetic stripe technology used today.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan04 June 14 05:56

DARPA unveils hack-proof drone tech

In a claim reminiscent of Oracle Corp.'s 'unbreakable' marketing campaign of several years ago, the U.S. military has built what it calls a hack proof drone.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan28 May 14 05:59

Coming soon to a fridge near you -- targeted ads

Targeted advertisements are headed to smart fridges, smart thermostats and other Internet-connected devices, raising potentially new privacy issues for consumers who use those products.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan23 May 14 20:22

AT&T hacker wants government to pay him $13M

Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer, whose struggles with U.S. prosecutors have fueled calls for reforming the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, wants the government to pay him $13 million for imprisoning him for the past three years.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan21 May 14 08:15