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  • Opinion: Google's New 'Bouncer' Targets Android Market Malware

    Hard on the heels of the controversy that arose recently around Symantec and its claims that numerous apps on the Android Market were actually malware in disguise, Google on Thursday unveiled a new tool to help it identify malicious apps.

  • Opinion: SaaS, APTs and Asymmetric Risk Take Spotlight at Security Threats 2012

    What's your stance on SaaS? Is your perimeter as secure as you think? How can the insurance calculus on asymmetric risk illuminate your company's security exposure? CIO.com's Bernard Golden recaps the provocative discussions entertained at the Security Threat 2012 conference.

  • Opinion: Symantec Shouldn't Backpedal on Android 'Malware'

    Symantec stirred up controversy last week when it announced the discovery of apps in the Android Market that it deemed malicious. Symantec has now stepped back from calling the apps "malware", but it still maintains that the apps in question do unwanted things that legitimate apps shouldn't do...so what's the difference, exactly?

  • Opinion: Norton Wants To Help You Remember Your Password

    If you're anything like me, you're usually quick to reach for the "Forgot Password" link on most webpages that you don't visit that often. Sure you could have your browser remember your passwords for everything, but that probably isn't the best approach when it comes to handling your login information.

  • Opinion: Facebook Timeline Privacy Tips: Lockdown Your Profile

    Facebook's Timeline is coming, whether you like it or not, to Facebook accounts everywhere - including yours. I've been using Timeline for about a month now, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

  • Opinion: Five Ways to Protect Your Email at Work

    Despite the popularity of real-time communications like instant messaging, as well as updates via Facebook and Twitter, most workplaces still use and rely on email. As handy as email can be, it can also be dangerous. Attachments can contain viruses, and email messages can hide phishing links that lead you to fake websites in an attempt to steal your login information.

  • Opinion: Google Privacy Policy Claims Challenged By Watchdog

    Google's privacy policy changes have caught the attention of an independent watchdog of the federal cloud that is worried about security risks for government workers.

  • Opinion: Google Doodle Commemorates Largest Snowflake

    Google simulates a wintertime country scene in its latest Doodle commemorating a very large snowflake that supposedly fell 125 years ago.

  • Opinion: Google's New Privacy Policy Won't Apply to Government Workers

    Google's has clarified its new privacy policy to say that it will not apply to government workers. The announcement came after Google was criticized by SafeGov.org, an independent watchdog.

  • Opinion: Google Revamps Its Myriad of Privacy Guidelines Into One Document

    Google is clear cutting its current forest of privacy policies.

  • Opinion: MegaUpload Alternatives: 6 Sites Still Open for Business

    The U.S. government's shutdown of MegaUpload might have seemed like bad news for online file sharing, but it could be a boon for other file sharing sites -- at least those that aren't afraid to keep operating. While some MegaUpload alternatives have suspended operations or restricted U.S. visitors, others are alive and well, and remain confident about staying that way.

  • Opinion: Civil Liberties Groups Hail Supreme Court GPS Decision

    The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that warrants must be obtained before the government can attach a GPS tracking device to a motor vehicle--and this decision is being hailed as a victory for individual rights by civil liberties groups.

  • Opinion: Digital Signatures Let You Ditch That Old Fax Machine

    Even when faxes were in widespread use, dropped calls and shaky transmissions made them an ineffective means of communication. In the 21st century, you generally don't need a fax machine in the office unless your industry demands it.

  • Opinion: Did Anonymous Trick You into Crashing Sites for MegaUpload Bust?

    Many of you were clearly rooting for hacktivist group Anonymous when it took aim at the U.S. Department of Justice's website (among others) after the DOJ busted file sharing site MegaUpload for alleged copyright infringement, but did you unwittingly participate in the hack group's illicit attacks?

  • Opinion: FireAMP Fights Malware with Big Data Analytics

    SourceFire is a trusted name in information security. It has been around for over 10 years, and it is the steward of popular open source tools like Snort intrusion detection. Now, SourceFire is using big data analytics to give organizations better tools to fight malware with FireAMP.

  • Opinion: Has Anonymous Crossed the Line with MegaUpload.com Retaliation?

    The hacker collective known as “Anonymous” has always been controversial. With the massive effort to retaliate for the takedown of file-sharing site MegaUpload.com, though, it may have cross the line from “hacktivist” to common cyber criminal.

  • Opinion: Anonymous Retaliates Against MegaUpload Takedown, Knocks MPAA, RIAA Sites Offline

    In a hastily assembled retaliation against the federal shutdown of MegaUpload.com, hacktivist group Anonymous has allegedly taken down a number of websites--including those of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  • Opinion: Google's 'Good to Know' Is a Great Online Privacy Resource for Business

    Good to Know is a Google site that provides an overview on how to keep your personal information safe while online. While Good to Know is was designed with personal Web browsing in mind, you can use the tools Google offers on to help your employees better understand online privacy to protect both themselves and your clients.

  • Opinion: Log into Gmail on a PC via Your Smartphone

    Google recently introduced a fun (and more secure) way to log into your Google account from a public terminal without entering your password into the PC, and instead using your smartphone and a QR code.

  • Opinion: Malware Destroyed My Data

    Malware infected Jazzy007's PC, and his data disappeared--even after he removed the culprit. He asked the Answer Line forum for help.



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