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Look beyond BYOD

Whether officially permitted or not, employees are using personally-owned smart phones, tablets, and PCs for work. A study by Gartner last year found that 57% ...

Rapid Cybersecurity Risk Assessments

Businesses and governments alike are struggling to effectively protect information systems from cyber-attack. The theory appears sound: We conduct risks assessment, identify areas of risk ...

Apple releases iOS 7.1 to address multiple security issues

On Monday Apple released iOS 7.1 to address a number of security issues. The update is now available through iTunes and Software Update on iOS devices. ...

C-13: Who’s the bully?

Bill C-13 is being promoted by the Conservatives as addressing cyber-bulling, but it is much more about the Harper government bullying Canadians into giving up ...

Adobe Releases Security Update for Adobe Shockwave Player

Adobe has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.7.148 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

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Whoops! ‘Immune’ Apple posts Heartbleed fixes for AirPort, Time Capsule

Don’t worry, everything else is still safe … we think: Apple has posted a security update to address instances of the Heartbleed security vulnerability in ...

Microsoft, Equinix Look to Link Public, Private Clouds Securely

A new service offered by Microsoft and data center operator Equinix aims to securely link private IT systems with Azure’s massive cloud-computing resources.

Brazilian president signs internet ‘Bill of Rights’ into law

President Dilma Rousseff signed the legislation on Wednesday at the NetMundial conference in Sao Paulo.

Feds Beg Supreme Court To Let Them Search Cellphones Without a Warrant

American law enforcement has long advocated for universal “kill switches” in cell phones to cut down on mobile device thefts. Now the Department of Justice ...

FBI arrests two members of Anonymous’s Cambodia section

The men allegedly infiltrated 30 government websites in addition to private sector sites.

Report: Bank of England to helm pen-testing effort for UK’s finance sector

The bank also oversaw last year’s “Waking Shark II” simulated cyber attacks throughout London.

Android trojan sends premium SMS messages, targets U.S. users for first time

An SMS trojan for Android, known as FakeInst, has been observed sending premium SMS messages to users all over the world, including, for the first ...

Report: DDoS up in Q4 2013, vulnerability scanners leveraged to exploit sites

Researchers observed 346 DDoS attacks in the final quarter of 2013 and attackers used Vega and Skipfish vulnerability scanners to exploit web flaws at financial ...

Privacy jitters derail controversial K-12 big data initiative

Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S.

A hundred Android apps, 150M downloads, vulnerable to Heartbleed

Researchers with FireEye scanned more than 54,000 Android apps in the Google Play store and learned that more than a hundred, downloaded a combined 150 ...

Russian Android SMS Trojan hits U.S.

An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over ...

Apple’s iOS 7.1.1 fixes Webkit bugs, encryption bypass issue

Released Tuesday, the update prevents exploit via “triple handshake” attacks, which could allow a bypass of encryption safeguards.

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