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  • News: Symantec Uncovers Android Apps Security Threat

    Android has quickly climbed to the top of the mobile OS mountain, and it owes much of its success to being a more open platform than rivals like iOS. However, that openness is a double-edged sword that also exposes Android to potential risk--like the Android Class Loading Hijacking threat discovered by Symantec.

  • News: Keep your Mac safe while traveling

    Whether you tote a light-as-a-very-heavy-feather MacBook Air, or a slightly heavier MacBook, it’s fairly painless to take your laptop with you when you travel for work or play. But many people forget to change their Macs' settings when they move from their regular network to something more public. The settings that make it easy to share your files, music, and photos at home or in the office make it just as easy for strangers to stumble upon your data when you're at a coffee shop or on a cruise ship. Here's what you need to do to make sure your Mac isn't unnecessarily vulnerable when you travel.

  • News: E-Verify needs to be improved, Obama says

    The Internet-based E-Verify employment eligibility system can be an important enforcement tool in the fight against illegal immigration, but only if it can be made error-free and reliable, President Obama said on Wednesday.

  • News: Worm hits popular Chinese Twitter-like service

    A popular Twitter-like service in China with 140 million users was hit by a worm earlier this week that resembles past attacks that infected Twitter and MySpace, according to a security analyst.

  • News: Energy distribution firms want stronger smart grid security

    The government's roll out of a smart grid energy network needs a more thorough and "coherent" look at security, according to an official report.

  • News: Al-Qaida communications knocked offline, says expert

    Terror group al-Qaida has been left without a trusted operational channel on the Internet for distributing its media and propaganda, according to a terrorism expert.

  • News: British Hackers Take Down Al-Qaeda Websites

    A group of British hackers today took down Al-Qaeda's communication network and websites, preventing the terrorist organization from posting online messages and videos.

  • News: Inventor of SecurID token has new authentication system

    The inventor of the two-factor authentication SecurID token says the latest technology he's come up with is better because it can be used with a voiceprint biometric, plus it can be deployed for purposes of secure authentication in mobile phones, payments and cloud computing.

  • News: Better security needs 'more informed patching'

    Security firm Secunia finds that the most popular three-dozen programs account for 80 percent of vulnerabilities. Better patching could help security, but not everyone agrees.

  • News: Researchers discover 4.5 million-strong super-botnet

    Millions of PCs around the world appear to have been quietly infected by the dangerous TDSS ‘super-malware’ rootkit as part of a campaign to build a giant new botnet, researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab have discovered.

  • News: Report: FBI Steps Up Hunt for LulzSec

    Lulz Security may be officially disbanded after 50 days of online hijinks including raids against the servers of NATO, the U.S. Senate, PBS and many others. But law enforcement officials are still actively searching for the rogue hackers. So far, however, it appears the law is coming up empty. FBI agents recently descended on the home of Iowa resident Laurelai Bailey hoping to find out more information about the February hack into security firm [

  • News: Google patches 7 bugs in Chrome browser

    Google patched seven vulnerabilities in Chrome on Tuesday as it issued the second security update for its browser this month.

  • News: MasterCard blames ISP outage for site's downtime

    MasterCard said on Wednesday that its main website was offline for a short period of time due to a weather-related issue at a third-party ISP and not a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack as claimed by WikiLeaks.

  • News: OECD declaration on Internet policy angers EFF

    The OECD on Wednesday issued a communication on developing Internet policy that appears to put pressure on Internet service providers (ISPs) to take responsibility for policing their networks.

  • News: Protect Your Company With Web Filtering Tools

    Access to the Internet is vital for doing business, but without safeguards in place, malware and data leaks can be a mouse click away from disaster. Network firewalls and antivirus software are common in workplaces, but more small companies are increasingly turning to Web filtering tools for additional protection.

  • News: JP Morgan systems failed to highlight suspicious Madoff trades, says £12bn lawsuit

    JP Morgan Chase’s advanced trading systems failed to highlight problems around transactions by fraudster Bernard Madoff before his conviction, according to a major lawsuit.

  • News: 25% of Facebook users have a friend who is accidentally spreading malware

    A quarter of Facebook users have a least one friend who's accidentally spreading malicious content via their profile, says BitDefender.

  • News: Google+ hopes to rival Facebook

    Google is once again aiming to rival Facebook by launching a social network.

  • News: Android's biggest security flaw is its users, report finds

    Google’s Android has solved many of the security weaknesses that beset Windows but at the expense of handing a dangerous level of decision-making to users, a Symantec study has suggested.

  • News: Public cloud can't be used for everything, says UBS CISO

    Businesses are “clearly not” able to use the public cloud for all of their enterprise requirements, according to UBS bank’s security CTO.



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