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  • How-Tos: How to Recover a Lost Phone, Tablet, or Laptop

    The bad news: At some point, your cell phone is likely to go missing. Whether it falls out of your pocket in a cab, or you leave it unattended in a public place for a few seconds only to have it swiped by someone with sticky fingers and low moral fiber, your phone is vulnerable. In fact, according to a report from security software company Symantec, 36 percent of U.S. consumers have had a cell phone disappear on them.

  • News: Don't fear the Patriot Act says Microsoft lawyer

    Microsoft's Australasian legal chief says there is nothing to fear from the Patriot Act when considering a move to cloud-based services, because the US government can access your data regardless.

  • News: Gang of Zeus-driven bank thieves put out of business

    A mid-level organizer of an international online bank-theft ring that relied on the Zeus Trojan faces up to 45 years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 13 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and possession of false IDs.

  • News: Defense against dark arts: Multidisciplinary security quiz

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  • News: MySQL.com hacked to serve malware

    The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.

  • News: Senator Calls for Investigation into OnStar Policy Changes

    Popular navigation-system OnStar, which offers in-car tracking and navigation information, has been blasted for its new privacy policy by U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.

  • Opinion: New Mac Trojan Pretends to Be Flash

    Mac malware is still quite rare, but there is one new threat floating around that you should be aware of. A new Trojan for Mac OS X disguises itself as an installer for the Adobe Flash Player browser plug-in, according to security software company Intego. The good news (if you want to call it that)? This new malware doesn't appear to have spread very far as of yet.

  • News: 5 more dirty tricks: Social engineers' latest pick-up lines

    You may now be savvy enough to know that when a friend reaches out on Facebook and says they've been mugged in London and are in desperate need of cash, that it's a scam. But social engineers, the criminals that pull off these kinds of ploys by trying to trick you, are one step ahead.

  • News: Romania's anti-cybercrime efforts lack a social component

    Romania has long been considered a hotbed for cybercriminal activity, but in recent years law enforcement authorities have made significant efforts to crack down on online fraud gangs that steal millions every year from victims worldwide.

  • Opinion: New Facebook Features: 4 Privacy Concerns

    With Facebook's new Timelines and Open Graph apps, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has advanced his vision of a world that loves to share. Profile pages will soon summarize your life's history, and apps are now able to feed a steady stream of activity to friends and followers automatically.

  • News: US agencies returning $55 million from AdSurfDaily operation

    Two U.S. government agencies have begun to return US$55 million in forfeited funds from a Web-based operation accused by investigators of being a massive Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Secret Service announced Monday.

  • News: Intego: Malware masquerades as Flash installer

    On Monday, security company Intego warned Mac users of a new Trojan horse that masquerades as a Flash Player installation package for OS X Lion.

  • News: Concern over U.S. snoops drives Canadian political party to cloud-based encryption

    One of Canada's largest political parties is using cloud-based Salesforce.com in the U.S. to store information about voters and interact with them, but worries that U.S. government snoops could peek at sensitive information under U.S. law prompted the Canadian party to use a strong encryption approach.

  • News: New Mac malware variant surfaces, poses as PDF

    Mac malware, while not nearly as widespread as the Windows variety, does occasionally appear. Earlier this year we had Mac Defender. Now security research firm F-Secure has announced the discovery of another up-and-coming Trojan horse.

  • News: Keep your Mac safe from Web security flaws

    This year there have been numerous reports suggesting that the fundamental security infrastructure of the Web is on shaky ground. In March we heard about a collection of stolen security certificates, and in August the release of more than 500 improperly issued certificates came to light.

  • News: NSA Label-based System Could Secure Big Data

    The National Security Agency has submitted Accumulo, its label-based, data-store software, to the Apache Software Foundation so that other parties can further develop the technology for use in secure systems.

  • Opinion: Android Users: Advice To Protect Your Phones

    Android smartphone users can take some commonsense precautions to protect their personal data from being stolen -- important advice considering an app developer purports to know how to take the information in under 60 seconds.

  • News: Twitter Used For Social Good And To Incite Disorder

    Twitter and other social media sites are sparking an international debate over whether the forums serve the public good or make it easier to incite disorder.

  • Opinion: Internet Domain Seizure Program Rankles Speech Advocates

    A controversial Internet domain seizure program has notched another victory for the federal government even as free speech advocates continue to raise concerns.

  • News: Debenhams taps HP servers to increase transaction security

    Debenhams is deploying upgraded HP servers at 100 stores to comply with payment card regulations and improve transaction processing in a virtualised environment.



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