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  • News: Chrome improves anti-malware blocking score by 340%

    Google's Chrome blocked four times more malicious sites and malware than a year ago, but Firefox 4 was much less effective at warning users of danger than Mozilla's browser last year, according to a report from NSS Labs.

  • News: SpyEye Source Code Is a Double-Edged Sword

    The source code of the SpyEye malware development kit is now available thanks to Xyliton and the Reverse Engineers Dream Crew (RED Crew). At face value, this is great news because it helps the security industry understand and combat SpyEye, but there is also a down side.

  • News: UK says Google needs further privacy improvements

    Google was praised on Tuesday by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for strengthening its privacy policies but the agency said the company still needs to improve.

  • News: FCC Investigates BART Over Cellphone Shutdown

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency closed four San Francisco subway stations on Monday during protests sparked by cellular signal shutdowns. The demonstrations were against BART's decision last week to temporarily suspend cellphone service at several stations in order to disrupt plans for a protest after a fatal shooting by the transit police in July.

  • News: Bug Bounties: Why Paying Hackers Makes You Safer

    Would you pay a burglar to break into your own house? Most smart people would probably say no, but smart tech companies are increasingly saying yes. Companies like Google are offering serious rewards to hackers who can find ways to break into their software.

  • News: Firefox 6.0 adds clutch of useful security tweaks

    The latest accelerated release for Firefox, version 6.0, arrives this week but what can users expect in advance of the more significant changes promised for version 7.0 later this year? The answer for now is better security.

  • News: ICO: Google must improve privacy policies

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has urged Google to tighten its privacy policies.

  • News: Researcher keeps Android app security flaws to himself

    A security researcher is standing by the claim that his company has discovered security vulnerabilities in a dozen common Android applications, despite declining to reveal which applications are affected.

  • News: UK says Google needs further privacy improvements

    Google was praised on Tuesday by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for strengthening its privacy policies but the agency said the company still needs to improve.

  • News: NASDAQ former executive jailed after using wifes web login for insider trading

    Donald Johnson, a former executive at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York, has been handed a three and a half year sentence after using his wife’s online brokerage account for insider trading.

  • News: Hacker uses Facebook to steal £35,000 from online bank accounts

    A man has been sentenced to prison for 15 months for using personal data gathered from neighbours’ Facebook and Friends Reunited postings to hack their bank accounts and steal more than £35,000.

  • News: Cell phones stay on, but protesters disrupt SF subway

    San Francisco's commuter railway left mobile phone services untouched during a closely watched protest Monday, but for many commuters that didn't matter because they were locked out of the railway system altogether.

  • News: Pharmaceutical firm retires Microsoft environment for cloud services

    Amag Pharmaceuticals, based in Lexington, Mass., has almost eliminated its internal server network, and couldn't be happier about it. That's because the company, with about 240 employees, is now largely riding on cloud services.

  • News: McAfee Expands Mobile Security Offering to iPhone Consumers

    Losing a smartphone is an event that sends shivers down the spine of every mobile user. That's one of the reasons that McAfee, an Intel company and major maker of security software, developed its WaveSecure app. Up to now, though, only Android users could take advantage of the security offered by the program, Today, however, that protection has been extended to Apple iPhone consumers, too.

  • News: US and UK zombies demand top dollar

    Denizens of the malware underworld who sell access to compromised computers do so at varying rates depending on where the machines are located, researchers told the Usenix Security Symposium this week.

  • News: Anonymous Hacks BART, Plans Live Protest

    Hacker collective Anonymous on Sunday broke into myBART.org, a website owned by San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, releasing the personal information of thousands of users. The attack was in response to BART's recent admission that it shut down cell phone service in its downtown stations last Thursday to disrupt a planned protest over the recent shooting of a 45-year-old man by BART police. A similar protest in July attracted approximately 100 people, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • News: Tips and tricks for protecting Android devices

    Android doesn't rival BlackBerry when it comes to security and enterprise support. But Android devices can still be reasonably secure. Here are some tips to help you protect your investment, privacy, and data.

  • News: Anonymous breaches San Francisco's public transport site

    The hacking collective Anonymous released personal data on Sunday belonging to more than 2,000 public transport customers in the San Francisco area in retaliation for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system's shutdown of mobile phone service on Thursday night.

  • News: Brits are not sure what personal information the gov't holds about them

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has slammed the way the government uses and stores personal data about UK citizens.

  • News: RIM launches smartphone management for small businesses

    Research In Motion launched a free online service for small businesses to help them centrally manage BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud, providing protection for business content saved on the devices.



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