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  • News: Federal IT pros look at BYOD security, management concerns

    Like their counterparts in the private sector, information technology managers in the federal government are actively debating whether their agencies should move to a "bring your own device" (BYOD) policy, allowing employee-owned mobile smartphones and tablets devices to be used for work.

  • News: Microsoft's Patch Tuesday will address exploits in Office 2010, IE9

    Four of the six security bulletins Microsoft will release on next week's Patch Tuesday are rated "critical" and will address vulnerabilities in everything from Windows 7 and Office 2010 to the .NET framework and Internet Explorer 9.

  • News: Government IT strains under BYOD challenge

    IT executives with federal and state governments are struggling to sort out mobile strategies for smartphones and tablets that would be used by employees at work.

  • News: Anonymous Attacks China, Defaces Hundreds of Websites

    Hacktivist group Anonymous has turned its sights on China, reportedly defacing hundreds of Chinese websites, including a handful of local Chinese government websites over the past few days.

  • News: 600,000 Infected Macs Found In Botnet

    A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. Apple only patched the vulnerability this week, around a month after hackers began spreading the BackDoor.Flashback.39 trojan, with most infected Macs located in the United States and Canada.

  • News: Al Qaeda propaganda sites downed by mystery cyberattack

    Al Qaeda is reported to have been on the receiving end of a suspected organised cyberattack after a clutch of important propaganda websites suddenly disappeared from the Internet two weeks ago.

  • News: "Back door" IPv6 apps now visible to Blue Coat's PacketShaper

    Blue Coat Systems has updated its PacketShaper appliance software, adding a new ability to detect and monitor “shadow” IPv6 traffic running secretly across company networks.

  • News: UK hacker accessed accounts for 20 months before bust

    The takedown of Edward Pearson is said to be part of a larger crackdown on cybercrime in the UK.

  • News: Anonymous 'planning attack' on Home Office website

    UK hackers linked to the Anonymous group are encouraging supporters to attack the Home Office website this Saturday (7 April) in protest at the extradition of three UK citizens to the US.

  • News: Fast-growing Flashback botnet includes over 600,000 Macs, malware experts say

    More than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a new version of the Flashback Trojan horse that's being installed on people's computers with the help of Java exploits, security researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web said on Wednesday.

  • News: Thousands of Apple Macs hit by Flashback malware

    Doctor Web has revealed that over half a million Mac users have been infected by a Flashback Trojan.

  • News: Obama's online privacy plan gets mixed reaction

    The Obama administration's recent call for new codes of conduct for handling private consumer data on the Internet has evoked sharply different, if somewhat predictable, responses from rights groups and industry stakeholders.

  • News: With the new Evo, Sprint gets its signature LTE device

    With its LTE launch just around the corner, Sprint Wednesday took the wraps off its first big-time LTE-capable smartphone, the HTC Evo 4G LTE.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Glassy-eyed

    Google thinks the future of technology is only a little better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, while the company's CEO says Apple fronting on Android is just that--a front. And Apple holds the keys to the kingdom, where the kingdom equals "your data on iCloud." The remainders for Wednesday, April 4, 2012 are the keymaster--are you the gatekeeper?

  • News: Feds to Unveil Insider Threat Defense Plan by Year End

    In response to the embarrassing WikiLeaks data leak that laid bare lax information policies, a presidential task force is developing new standards and guidance for deterring and detecting insider threats.

  • News: Microsoft acquires 20 new Windows security ideas for $13,400 each

    Microsoft has received 20 submissions in the $268,000 contest it hopes will result in new security technologies being baked into Windows, a company security strategist said Tuesday.

  • News: Microsoft details Azure security features

    Microsoft has added its Azure cloud platform to the Cloud Security Alliance's STAR security registry, which is a listing where cloud service providers post information about their security features.

  • News: IT pro rethinks infrastructure from the ground up, ends up in clouds

    Mark Adams, vice president of IT at HireRight, is living the dream -- the chance to completely rethink the infrastructure for a $300 million software-as-a-service employment screening service company. While the nucleus of the 1,600 employee company has been around for 30+ years, a three year acquisition spree resulted in data center sprawl, leaving the company with 10 facilities, including company owned and collocation and disaster-recovery sites, some of them overseas. Now HireRight is three quarters of the way through a consolidation effort with a heavy emphasis on cloud. Adams gave an update on the company's modernization progress to Network World Editor in Chief John Dix.

  • News: CDT: Cybersecurity bills raise major civil liberties concerns

    A group of cybersecurity bills that the U.S. Congress may soon vote on contain serious privacy and civil liberties flaws, with some of the bills allowing private companies to share a wide range of their customers' online communications with government agencies, the Center for Democracy and Technology said.

  • News: CDT: Cybersecurity bills raise major civil liberties concerns

    A group of cybersecurity bills that the U.S. Congress may soon vote on contain serious privacy and civil liberties flaws, with some of the bills allowing private companies to share a wide range of their customers' online communications with government agencies, the Center for Democracy and Technology said.



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