Apple is acquiring AuthenTec, a security firm that makes fingerprint scanners for PCs and smartphones.
A top Apple security guru presented an in-depth view into the security architecture for iOS, the basis of iPhones and iPad tablets, underscoring the complex certificate-based encryption framework Apple has adopted.
None of us are under the delusion that the Mac is immune to malware. Apple has added a few new features--most visibly, something called Gatekeeper--designed to help us keep our Macs safe. Lex Friedman surveys Mountain Lion's security improvements.
Apple will give the hacking community a peek under the hood of iOS this week, with the company's first-ever presentation at the Black Hat security conference.
Dropbox says its ongoing investigation into a possible security breach has not produced any evidence that its systems have been infiltrated.
The number of phishing websites detected reached an all-time high earlier this year, a sign that making fake websites spoofing real ones is still a lucrative trade for cybercriminals.
Security researchers are expected to disclose new vulnerabilities in near field communication (NFC), mobile baseband firmware, HTML5 and Web application firewalls at next week's Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
Google has quietly changed the way Chrome browser adds extensions, blocking automatic installs from all but those downloaded through the company's Chrome Web Store.
Nvidia said it is investigating the release of encrypted passwords from its user forums, another significant data breach following recent compromises at Yahoo and LinkedIn.
Marco Tabini, who develops apps when he isn't contributing to Macworld, thinks the emergence of a hack that allows users to circumvent the in-app purchase mechanism in iOS raises questions of whether Apple does enough to help app makers safely conduct transactions through the App Store.