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  • News: BlackBerry services "fully restored," says RIM

    It's taken them four days, but Research in Motion now says that all of its data services have been full restored for all users.

  • News: A penny saved?

    It's been a tumultuous decade for IT spending. In the recession that started in late 2000, many enterprises slashed IT investments wherever they could, except for IT security, which saw many businesses increase investments. Then, following the financial and mortgage meltdown, after a few years of growth, IT budgets remained flat, while investments in security and regulatory compliance initiatives still managed to remain strong.

  • News: Social network users notice growing security risks

    One in five social media users has been negatively affected by information revealed on these networks, and more than one in ten have even had accounts hijacked, a survey by Barracuda Networks has found.

  • News: Mac OS X security update causes crashes, say experts

    Apple has released a massive security update for Mac OS X along with a new version of its OS, however, according to several reports, installing the patches could render computers unbootable.

  • News: Microsoft: attacks that target outdated software are a big security issue

    Zero day attacks account for just 0.01 percent of all malicious attacks, says Microsoft.

  • News: Co-operative Bank in debit card processing problem

    Co-operative Bank customers have been unable to use their debit cards for some transactions, following a weekend software upgrade.

  • News: Raytheon hit by cloud-based attack

    Defence company Raytheon has revealed that it was the victim of a cloud-based attack for the first time,with the incident occurring just last week.

  • News: BlackBerry outage: The unanswered questions

    BlackBerry manufacturer RIM has failed to answer a series of key technical questions about its catastrophic three day outage, which it has warned could take more time to fix.

  • News: Man charged with hacking Scarlett Johansson, other celebs

    A 35-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he broke into the email accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities and stole private photographs and correspondence.

  • News: Survey finds dangerous gap in prevention

    It's no big secret: contemporary attacks are levied over the Web; attackers will craft custom malware to slither past anti-malware defenses; and any business on any given day can be compromised. That's the reality of where information security stands today.

  • News: Sony Suspends 93,000 PSN Accounts, Has HDTV Woes

    Sony has temporarily suspended 93,000 PlayStation Network accounts because it found a "large amount of unauthorized sign-in attempts," proving that the besieged company just can’t catch a break.

  • News: Raytheon's cyberchief describes 'Come to Jesus' moment

    After Raytheon began selling missiles to Taiwan in 2006, the defense company's computer network came under a torrent of cyberattacks.

  • News: Will Your ISP Protect Your Privacy?

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit District's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of technology in the face of authority. In this fourth installment in a series of FAQs, we examine the responsibilities of Internet service providers to protect your privacy. Be sure to check out the first three installments: a guide to which social networks fight for your rights, a primer on your right to phone service during a protest and a discussion of your right to photograph the police.

  • News: The SSL certificate industry can and should be replaced

    The SSL certificate authorities like Comodo that have had their security undermined by hackers shouldn't be trusted, and in fact, the way the entire SSL certificate industry of today works can and should be replaced with something better, says Moxie Marlinspike, a security expert who's come up with a plan he says will do that.

  • News: No, Sony Wasn't Hacked, but They Were Mass-Attacked

    It may be tempting to call any illicit online behavior a "hack," and it's certainly part of attracting clicks, but in actuality, this story circulating about Sony being hacked gets the most critical detail dead wrong.

  • News: Patch Internet Explorer Now

    Yesterday was Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for the month of October. There were a total of eight new security bulletins--not too many, but enough to keep IT admins busy for a while. While most of the vulnerabilities addressed are not imminent threats, security experts are virtually unanimous that patching Internet Explorer should be priority one.

  • News: Peer-to-peer update to Zeus Trojan confers resistance to take-downs

    The Zeus financial malware has been updated with P-to-P (peer-to-peer) functionality that makes it much more resilient to take-down efforts and gives its controllers flexibility in how they run their fraud operations.

  • News: Zero-day exploits rarely used by criminals, Microsoft finds

    Software exploits, including zero-day attacks, appear to play a much smaller part in malware infections than previously thought, Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report (SIRv11) has found.

  • News: BlackBerry falls flat again

    BlackBerry customers have flooded Twitter, saying their data services are down again today.

  • News: RSA: Nation-state responsible for SecurID breach

    RSA executive chairman Art Coviello has revealed that two groups, operating on behalf of a single nation state, are thought to be behind the major attack on its SecurID system in March.



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