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  • News: Email product looks to reduce spam false positives

    A new product from TrustSphere is tackling the problem of email incorrectly flagged as spam, an irritating and potentially costly error for businesses.

  • News: NASA says no sensitive information breached in Unknowns hack

    NASA acknowledged Friday an attack on one of its websites by "The Unknowns," a group that has been publicly trickling information on websites it has hacked over the last few weeks.

  • News: Ten commandments for effective security training

    Information security people think that simply making users aware of security issues will make them change their behavior. But security pros are learning the hard way that awareness rarely equals change.

  • News: Microsoft announces 7 bulletins for May 2012 Patch Tuesday, closes book on MAPP data leak

    Just hours after releasing the advance notification for May's Patch Tuesday release, which consists of seven bulletins, Microsoft brought some closure to its biggest security threat of the year.

  • News: Step aside Anonymous, here comes The Unknowns

    The latest shadowy hacker group to strike is calling itself The Unknowns, and they're bragging they've hacked NASA Glenn Research Center, the U.S. Air Force, the European Space Agency and others, posting some network-access details.

  • News: Microsoft plans big May patch slate for next week

    Microsoft today said it would ship seven security updates next week, three critical, to patch 23 bugs in Windows, Office and its Silverlight and .Net development platforms.

  • News: Could 'bullet time' stop a cyberattack?

    If Iran was to attack, for example, "The Matrix"-esque technique might be as much fantasy as the movie, says one expert

  • News: Cyber attack warning for London 2012

    Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has warned that the London 2012 Olympic Games “will not be immune” to cyber attacks.

  • News: Mobile experts disagree on who should protect privacy

    Users of mobile apps need more information about the ways those apps use their personal information, a group of experts agreed Thursday, but they didn't agree on who is most responsible for protecting user privacy.

  • How-Tos: How to protect your iPhone from theft

    Anti-theft iPhone advice, and top tips to stop thieves disabling Find My iPhone

  • News: The future of SCADA-control security

    If you're a CXO overseeing a critical infrastructure that contains SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) controls, a chief concern is how to protect the infrastructure against terrorist attacks. Changes in control software will continue to accelerate until the most critical infrastructure weaknesses (oil refineries, electrical power plants, water treatment facilities) are addressed worldwide. But it may take years to replace all of the controls.

  • News: Google's Street View Snooping: Congressman Wants Investigation

    The fallout from the Wi-Fi snooping that occurred in Google’s Street View program continues, with Congress now threatening to get into the act.

  • News: NotCompatible Android Trojan: What You Need to Know

    Android smartphone users should be on the lookout for hacked websites that automatically download an app onto your phone in an attempt to trick you into installing malicious code. For what may be the first time ever, analysts at Lookout Mobile Security are warning of a so-called drive-by download attack specifically targeted at Android devices. The attack uses infected websites to try to install a Trojan horse called NotCompatible onto your phone. If installed, the Android malware could let hackers use the phone as an intermediary access point, or proxy, to break into private computer networks. There is also

  • News: Cloud governance -- manage the cloud challenge

    The word governance derives from the Greek verb ??ße???? [kubernáo], which means to steer, and was used for the first time in a metaphorical sense by Plato (according to Wikipedia). Wikipedia further expands on the term, rightly calling it "the act of governing". Governance relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance.

  • News: Men chuck or reformat old devices more so than women

    A study commissioned by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICOI) has revealed that just 11 per cent of 230 discarded second hand hard drives contained personal information.

  • News: Is it really time to run AV on your Mac?

    No matter which way you slice the numbers, the sheer volume and variety of Windows malware makes running XP, Vista or 7 without antivirus far more risky than running any version of Mac OS X without antivirus.

  • News: Malicious QR codes: a mobile security blind spot

    It's hard to read in-store signage, magazine or newspaper advertisements or product brochures these days without seeing a quick response Code (QR Code) -- the blocky, square two-dimensional barcodes that let smartphone users quickly jump to a Web address by simply taking a photo of the code block.

  • News: How to land a cybersecurity job

    Cybersecurity jobs are plentiful, from government, financial services and utilities to manufacturing and retail. But what skills do IT professionals need to qualify for these high-paying jobs?

  • News: Oxford University hit hard by Mac Flashback infections

    In a small window into the chaos wrought by the Mac Flashback Trojan, the University of Oxford Computing Services team has described it as the worst malware outbreak it has had to contend with since the Windows Blaster worm of 2003.

  • News: McAfee hands secure USB stick business to Imation

    McAfee is to getting out of encrypted USB drives, handing the business to storage specialist Imation in a deal that can be interpreted as an exit, a takeover or a consolidation depending on which perspective it is viewed from.

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