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  • News: HTML5 to create new challenges for security pros in 2012: Sophos

    The move to HTML5 will enable a whole host of new web applications, but could also create new challenges for enterprise security professionals, according to UK security firm Sophos.

  • News: Lawmaker asks FTC to investigate Carrier IQ

    The outcry over Carrier IQ's mobile-phone tracking software continued Friday, with a U.S. congressman asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the company.

  • News: NZ mobile operators deny using Carrier IQ key logger

    New Zealand mobile networks are distancing themselves from the recently discovered monitoring software installed surreptitiously on millions of phones overseas.

  • News: Carrier IQ: What you need to know

    Keys, wallet, phone. If you're like me, it's a little dance you do every time you're about to leave the house to make sure you've got these three most important of possessions. But, as an important as your keys and wallet are, smartphones are even more so these days. They're not only our phones, they're our virtual wallets, our confidants, our links to the outside world. They go everywhere with us--which is why we take it so seriously when we hear anything about their security being compromised.

  • News: Skeptics find flaws in Carrier IQ application analysis

    Only now are some skeptical voices being raised that the case against Carrier IQ may be a rush to judgment without a real, or at least an adequate, basis in fact.

  • News: Carrier IQ, HTC, Samsung hit with class-action lawsuits

    In what could be a precursor of legal action to come, mobile software vendor Carrier IQ has been hit with two lawsuits over the use of its controversial tracking technology in tens of millions of mobile phones worldwide.

  • News: Consumer Watchdog calls for investigation of Carrier IQ, carriers

    Consumer Watchdog has called for a U.S. government investigation of Carrier IQ, the maker of tracking software for mobile phones, and its users.

  • News: Gartner predictions for 2012: More cloud, consumerization, loss of IT control

    IT budgets and responsibilities are moving out of the control of IT departments and into the hands of others, thanks to trends such as consumerization and cloud computing, Gartner says in its vision for 2012 and the coming years.

  • News: Security roundup for week ending Dec. 2: Carrier IQ stink, SCADA troubles

    If a cyberattack from a hostile foreign source ever hit a public electric or water utility, affecting its industrial control systems, causing America's critical infrastructures to fail, would we understand that had even happened? We have more doubts than ever, after every twist and turn in the saga that began with the Nov. 10th "Public Water District Cyber Intrusion" report from the Illinois Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC) that set off a media firestorm after the report was leaked to the media. The Illinois STIC report said a cyberattack from Russia had hit an Illinois water facility, causing a water pump to fail. The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI, in tandem with the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), has since concluded that Illinois STIC report was in error http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/120111-scada-faq-253663.html?hpg1=bn. It may have been—it would not be surprising if reasonable doubts remain--but this episode of intelligence failures and slow response times has laid bare how poorly prepared America is, as Network World Editor in Chief John Dix summarizes in his editorial, "The Water Pump Alarm" http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2011/120111-editorial.html. This fiasco related to the Curran-Gardner Townships Public Water District in Springfield, Illinois , which offers a rare glimpse into how the secretive intelligence-gathering "Fusion Centers" promoted by DHS really operate—raises the question whether America's critical-infrastructure response system even works at all—or is need of critical re-thinking http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/120111-scada-253659.html?hpg1=bn.

  • News: Royal Mail server migration knocks out key postage websites all week

    A migration of online data to new servers at Royal Mail has knocked out a series of its most important postage websites for consumers and businesses, including a Price Finder page, for nearly all of this week.

  • News: Carrier IQ's own marketing claims undercut its defense

    An increasingly besieged Carrier IQ (CIQ) yesterday insisted that its software is designed only to help wireless carriers diagnose operational problems on networks and mobile devices. But its own marketing material for one of the products raises doubts about that claim.

  • News: Committee approves cybersharing bill despite privacy concerns

    The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has approved a recently introduced bill that would allow greater cyberthreat information sharing between U.S. intelligence agencies and private companies even though privacy advocates say it would allow those agencies to spy on U.S. residents.

  • News: Carrier IQ, HTC Sued in Wiretap Claim

    A lawsuit was filed today in a federal district in Missouri against the maker of a controversial smartphone program and handset manufacturer HTC, claiming the companies have unlawfully intercepted private electronic communications from private mobile phones, handsets, and smartphones.

  • News: Carrier IQ Test: Android App Detects Controversial Software

    A free app to detect Carrier IQ, a controversial piece of software installed on smartphones without their owners' knowledge, was made available at the Android Market Friday.

  • News: Data Protection Convention undergoes a rewrite

    A 30-year old international treaty covering data protection is undergoing a partial rewrite to reflect new concerns in the age of the Internet.

  • News: Google Safe Browsing alerts network admins about malware distribution domains

    Google has extended its Safe Browsing alerts for network administrators to include domains that host malware or exploits in addition to compromised websites and phishing pages.

  • News: How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone

    To provide specific steps for how to turn off Carrier IQ, a new ninth paragraph has been added to the Computerworld (US) story, "How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone," which posted to the wire Thursday. The new paragraph reads:

  • News: Carrier IQ again asserts no user data is logged or sent

    A new statement from Carrier IQ reiterates the company's insistence that it doesn't log or send personal data or information to carriers.

  • News: Cornell Prof: Carrier IQ affair 'my worst nightmare'

    A Cornell University professor is calling the controversial Carrier IQ smartphone software revelations a privacy disaster.

  • News: Skype flaw reveals users' location, file-downloading habits

    Researchers have found a flaw in Skype, the popular Voice-over-Internet-Protocol service which allows users to make video phone calls and internet chat with their computers. The vulnerability can expose your location, identity and the content you're downloading. Microsoft, which owns Skype, says they are working on the problem.



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