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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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Think-tank to infosec: you’re doing it wrong

Cyber risks ‘similar to 2008 crash’: Tomorrow’s Internet is a scary, scary place, according to think-tank The Atlantic Council, so much so that we’re all ...

Japan airport staff dash to replace passcodes after security cock-up

Haneda employee drops key codes ahead of Obama visit: The dangers of writing passwords down on paper were laid bare in the Japanese airport of ...

AOL Mail locks down email servers to deal with spam tsunami

Security problems like it’s 1995: If you’ve been getting a lot of spam from AOL emails recently it’s not because you’ve fallen into a time ...

Verizon Security Report Says Attacks Vary by Industry

Major attack patterns include POS intrusions, Web application attacks, payment-card skimmers, denial of service and cyber-espionage, the study found.

Apple ships Mac OS X updates, fixes several code execution bugs

Among the addressed vulnerabilities, was a bug affecting WindowServer, which could allow an attacker to execute malicious code outside the sandbox.

Iowa State server breach exposes SSNs of nearly 30,000

The breach impacts Iowa State students where were enrolled at the university between 1995 and 2012.

Cisco kicks off security kit/software/cloud combo

Realtime protection, apparently: Cisco has added threat management to its portfolio, announcing Managed Threat Defense which it says brings realtime security to its customers.

Cisco Launches Managed Security Threat Services

The networking giant expands its security portfolio with an on-premises offering that leverages predictive analytics.

Backdoors in Wi-Fi routers, said to be closed, can be reopened

Although said to be patched, researcher Eloi Vanderbeken discovered during the Easter holiday that backdoors existing in certain wireless routers can be reactivated.

AOL Mail hack furthers spam campaign using spoofed accounts

AOL confirmed on Monday that it was aware of the issue and working to remediate the situation.

Apple patches Secure Transport, but not because of Heartbleed

Apple today issued a security-only update for OS X, patching 25 vulnerabilities in Mavericks, its newest operating system, and 7 bugs in older editions.

Man pleads guilty to Comcast scam

A Philadelphia man entered an open guilty plea to a scam that lowered the monthly bills of 5,790 Comcast customers who each paid between $75-$100.

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