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  • News: Two More Mac Trojans Discovered, But Don't Panic

    Following the outbreak of the Flashback Mac Trojan, security researchers have spotted two more cases of Mac OS X malware. The good news is most users have little reason to worry about them.

  • News: Research lab extends host-based cyber sensor project to open source

    A Department of Energy (DOE) lab is taking research done to develop a host-based security sensor and open-sourcing the software to encourage community feedback and participation.

  • News: Law firms see big money in healthcare breach cases

    Attorneys filing the complaints and defending their targets agree that they are in untested legal waters. Filing privacy breach cases as class actions is new, and all those involved say new legal precedents will be made in the next several years.

  • News: UK charges teenager for alleged jamming of anti-terrorist hotline

    A 17-year-old arrested after a series of prank phones calls and denial-of-service attacks directed toward an anti-terrorist alert hotline was charged on Saturday, according to the U.K.'s Metropolitan Police Service.

  • News: New Mac OS X Trojan discovered

    Mac users should make sure they have applied Apple's latest Java update and installed anti-virus software after a new Trojan targeting OS X was discovered.

  • News: ISACA releases business IT governance framework COBIT 5

    International IT security managers' organisation ISACA has released a new business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT.

  • News: CISPA: Just the Facts

    Internet activists are sounding the alarms on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, a bill that's headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • News: Google Hit With $25K Fine, But FCC Finds Street View Data Collection Not Illegal

    Google has been slapped with a $25,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission for impeding the agency's investigation of some of the Internet search leader's data gathering practices -- a symbolic, but small penalty for a company worth $200 billion.

  • News: Times sued over police hacking

    Police blogger Richard Horton is suing the Times newspaper after the paper accessed his email account.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Starck contrast

    A noted French designer is isn't working on a project for Apple. Tim Cook definitely may have visited the offices of a prominent video game company. And Amazon offers a ton a decent number of streaming titles. The remainders for Friday, April 13, 2012 aren't are calling it a day.

  • News: Flashback Malware Puts Apple in Security Spotlight: Experts Weigh In

    It was a busy week for Apple malware hunters fighting the Flashback Trojan horse, which has infected between 270,000 and 600,000 Macs. A bevy of tools to find and remove the malware debuted this week. And two days after promising to release a detection and removal tool, Apple finally offered its own fix.

  • Opinion: Why Switching OS Platforms Is Not a Security Fix

    It has been a rallying cry against Microsoft Windows for years: to avoid malware and security issues, just stop using Windows. The mantra has traditionally been embraced by both Mac and Linux users, but as Mac OS X users deal with the fallout from the Flashback malware attack, some Linux supporters are turning the tired attack even against the Apple OS.

  • News: Hospitals seeing more patient data breaches

    A bi-annual survey of 250 healthcare organizations shows that the percentage experiencing a patient data breach is up. And with the growth in electronic records-keeping, more of those problems are originating from laptops and mobile devices rather than a human slip-up in handling paper documents.

  • Opinion: How Not to Spam Twitter: 5 Tips

    Twitter served notice to spammers earlier this month that it's beefing up its anti-spam measures, and it has filed a lawsuit against five "aggressive tool providers and spammers" to keep its feeds clean. How can you keep your business off of Twitter's radar while still conducting some form of commerce using the tool? These five tips can help.

  • Opinion: Apple Flashback Malware Removal Includes Innovative Approach to Reducing Risk for Macs

    Better late than never? Apple has released the third Java update in a week for Mac OS X, and this one contains the tool to remove the Flashback malware from infected systems. Beneath the belated fix to help users eradicate the threat, Apple has introduced a proactive approach to reducing security risk that other vendors should take note of.

  • Opinion: Keep Your Passwords Secure and in Sync with mSecure

    We live in a password-driven world. You need one to access the company network, one to sign into Twitter, one for your American Express business account, and on and on.

  • Opinion: Would You Rather Share Your Password or Drive Without a Seatbelt?

    Unless you're some sort of adrenaline junky like Jeb Corliss, you know better than to engage in certain risky behaviors like BASE jumping from the Empire State Building. According to a new survey from Webroot, though, a majority of people now consider online activity to be a greater risk than real-world activities.

  • News: Upcoming Firefox click-to-play feature will stop automated plug-in exploits

    Mozilla developers are working on a new Firefox feature that will block the automated display of plug-in-based content like Flash videos, Java applets or PDF files, and will protect users from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plug-ins to install malware on their computers.

  • News: The 'Archive Team' Rescues User Content From Doomed Sites

    What happens when your favorite Web host decides to go out of business and ice the content from thousands of users like you? Does all of that data just disappear, never to be seen again? It can happen, easily.

  • News: BlackBerry still trumps Android for security, analysis finds

    RIM’s BlackBerry remains the clear leader in mobile security with market share leader Android lagging badly, a ‘strengths and weakness’ analysis of the four big platforms has concluded.


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