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More Security Opinion

  • Opinion: Help Jumpstart Jumpshot's Vision for Malware-Free PCs Everywhere

    Most of us have that "one person" in our lives, that individual who seems pathologically incapable of keeping their hardware free of electronic miscreants for more than a week. No matter how many times you remind them not to click on those "You have just won the Brooklyn Bridge" ads, they just keep going back like bloatware-loving lemmings. It's infuriating and it's the reason why you should fund Jumpshot on Kickstarter.

  • Opinion: Forget Dropbox Pro--Businesses Should Use Dropbox for Teams

    Dropbox announced that it is doubling the storage allocation for its paid Dropbox Pro accounts, and expanding the Dropbox Pro options to include up to 500GB of storage. That’s great news for families or individuals looking to sync and share data in the cloud, but businesses should be using Dropbox for Teams.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Patches XML Flaw Under Attack and 15 More Vulnerabilities

    It's the second Tuesday in July, and you know what that means: it's Microsoft Patch Tuesday. Today, Microsoft released nine new security bulletins as predicted in the advance notice last week. Some updates are more urgent than others, though, so we turn to security experts for insight and analysis to help guide your patching efforts.

  • Opinion: DNSChanger Doomsday Threat Fizzled--Just as It Should Have

    Now that the feds have cut the lifeline for Internet users infected by the DNSChanger malware, we find that the result of that action wasn't quite the "Internet doomsday" that some had predicted.

  • Opinion: DNSChanger Malware: What's Next?

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates around 64,000 computers in the U.S. infected with the DNSChanger Trojan may have Internet connectivity problems Monday. This particularly nasty piece of malware first surfaced in 2007 and is able to reroute a PC's Web traffic without knowledge of the user. DNSChanger achieved this by manipulating the Domain Name System (DNS) routing service for infected computers.

  • Opinion: British Airways Faces Privacy Backlash for Googling Passengers

    We've all Googled ourselves from time to time, but British Airways has crossed the creepy line for looking up its own passengers on Google Image Search.

  • Opinion: Patch Tuesday Includes Shocking Update for IE9

    Time flies. More than half of 2012 has already passed, and now--with the Independence Day festivities behind us--we turn our attention to the seventh Patch Tuesday of the year. There are nine new security bulletins expected from Microsoft next week, including a critical update for Internet Explorer 9.

  • Opinion: Watch Out: Trojan Horse Found in the iOS App Store

    Early Thursday morning, Kaspersky posted a blog entry that details a new malicious app that has made it's way to both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app's name is Find and Call, and it's the first time we've ever seen a malicious app make it into Apple's App Store.

  • Opinion: WHOIS database assists in pwnage attempt

    If the headline seems like a typographical error, it's not. The verb "to pwn" is Internet-speak for "to own by cyberattack." Fifteen-year-old hackers use it.--

  • Opinion: Another Crook Caught Because of Posting on Facebook

    Yet another criminal has managed to get himself caught after posting on Facebook.

  • Opinion: Apple Patent That Could Mess With Data Profilers a Good Sign

    Apple's patent for techniques that would make data profiling more difficult foreshadows a possible future in which at least one big business sides with consumers and fights against the increasingly bothersome and widespread practice.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 29: Five Things I Like Most About the Cloud

    Yesterday I listed the five biggest issues or concerns I had with relying on the cloud. Now, I’m going to flip that around and talk about the five biggest benefits or advantages I discovered while working in the cloud.

  • Opinion: Why Apple's iOS 6 Privacy Protection Will Backfire

    People don't like it when apps surreptitiously steal personal information. Apparently Apple's primary concern is the "surreptitious" part, though, rather than preventing personal data from being leaked or collected. New dialog boxes in iOS 6 may protect Apple, but will do little to help users safeguard their privacy.

  • Opinion: Is IT Outsourcing Worth It?

    Outsourcing is the lifeblood of IT. The prevailing theory is that outsourcing saves companies money and enables them to engage a broader pool of IT skills and talent than they could in-house. However, the results from a new survey challenge that perception.

  • Opinion: Google: We Find 9,500 New Malicious Sites Every Day

    It's no secret that the Web is full of malicious content, but Google on Tuesday published some statistics that reveal just how breathtaking the scale of that danger really is.

  • Opinion: Password-Protect Your Files, Folders, and Drives with File Secure Free

    Your data is like your business blood: It must be protected at all costs. That's why it's a good idea to safeguard your most important data, to back it up in case of disaster, to password-protect it in case of loss or theft, and to destroy it when it's no longer wanted.

  • Opinion: How to Permanently Erase Personal Files From a Company PC

    Reader Steve wrote in with this question:

  • Opinion: Music Site Last.fm Joins the Password-Leak Parade

    Music site Last.fm is investigating a security breach involving the leak of some user passwords, the site said Thursday. The admission is the third in two days, following similar news from social networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony on Wednesday.

  • Opinion: The politics of digital warfare

    This year there's a Summer Olympics, a European football contest, and a US presidential election. The Olympics return to London for the first time since 1948, the Euro Cup comes to Poland and Ukraine, and the US election hinges on only a few states as the USA still uses a colonial-era "electoral college" which supersedes the popular vote."

  • Opinion: Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak Is What's Wrong with iOS

    A tireless collaborative effort by the iOS Jailbreak Dream Team (a group comprised of members from the Chronic-Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team) has yielded Absinthe 2.0--a jailbreak utility for iOS 5.1.1. While some appreciate being able to break out of Apple's "walled garden", the fact that iOS devices can be rooted poses a significant security risk.



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