After complaints from merchants and an update from the Fed, Visa has modified debit routing rules, noting that merchants can route U.S. EMV debit transactions through any of more than a dozen available networks, and not just Visa's. The move could have implications for chip-and-PIN use.
Christopher Painter, who has advocated for diplomatic engagement with cyber friends and foes alike, is leaving his post as coordinator of cyber issues at the State Department, a job he has held since early 2011.
While the U.K. is beefing up funding for hospital cybersecurity, in the U.S., some Congressional leaders are pushing for moves that could have the unintended consequence of sapping security investments by some healthcare providers.
Enterprises should be working overtime to eradicate "EternalBlue" from their networks since two massive malware outbreaks - WannaCry and NotPetya - have targeted the Windows flaw. But vulnerability scans show there's still work to be done.
A new report into the state of consumer routers by Carnegie Mellon researchers is unsparing in its criticism: It's a market of lemons, and virtually all of the test models had security problems. What's the solution?