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The Apple phish are flying

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:11
The news of the new iPhones and the leaked celebrity photos create an atmosphere in which users might act rashly when presented with a message purportedly from Apple.

Microsoft reorgs its Trustworthy Computing group; cuts some staff

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:59
The fallout from Microsoft's latest round of layoffs is continuing, with a reorg and job cuts affecting the company's Trustworthy Computing group.

Zero Day Weekly: Apple's big fix, Home Depot, Salesforce flags Dyre Trojan

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:23
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending September 19, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.

Huawei, still trying to crack the US market, aims at 'less sensitive industries'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:52
Security concerns raised by US are not an issue for enterprise customers, says Chinese company as it aims at the corporate tech market.

Vic government protects personal data with new privacy law

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:18
The Victorian government has replaced the Information Privacy Act with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 to address the protection levels of personal information collected and used by public agencies.

Android L will offer default encryption just like iOS 8

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 22:10
Google's upcoming Android L operating system will offer default data encryption, mirroring the functionality in Apple's iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 range.

Home Depot: 56 million payment cards affected by cyberattack

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:04
Home Depot said it has added better encryption software and replaced 85,000 PIN pads following the attack that started in April.

Apple omits 'warrant canary' from latest transparency reports; Patriot Act data demands likely made

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:15
A warrant canary stating that Apple has 'never received an order' under the Patriot Act has been removed from its latest reports. That suggests such demands have been made.

Apple updates OS X Mavericks, Safari and other products

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:48
In addition to Mavericks 10.9.5, the company released updates for earlier OS X versions, multiple new versions of Safari, and patches for Xcode, OS X Server and Apple TV.

Singapore security lapses underscore need for risk assessment

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:38
Recent security incidents and evolving legislations, including cross-border policies, highlight the need for businesses and consumers to assess potential risks and decide how much they are willing to absorb.

Apple hiring law enforcement manager in China to handle 'increasing' demands for data

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:08
The decision to hire a "head of law enforcement" comes in response to Apple moving to store some Chinese data to servers based on the country's soil.

Firms today lack coordinated, 'context-aware' security

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:58
Businesses need security tools that are integrated, coordinated, and able to communicate with each other across the network to provide unified "context-aware" protection, says Sophos CTO.

Apple doubles-down on security, shuts out law enforcement from accessing iPhones, iPads

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:15
The iPhone and iPad maker is encrypting its services, end-to-end, in a bid to prevent law enforcement (even with a search warrant) from accessing your device data.

Legislation: To stop the next Snowden, social media security clearance screenings

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:04
The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014 (HR 5482) hopes to employ 'social media screening' to flag violent psychopaths, and prevent the next Edward Snowden from getting a clearance.

Apple protecting customer privacy from government requests

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:18
Apple CEO Tim Cook has reassured customers in an updated version of the company's privacy policy that only a small percentage of customer data is disclosed to government information requests, and the rest will remain protected.

iOS 8 fixes dozens of security flaws

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:45
Many severe vulnerabilities are fixed in the new version and remain in iOS 7.1.

Review called for ASIO's information handling practices

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:09
The parliamentary committee reviewing the first stage of the government's national security reforms has called for a review of how ASIO handles individuals' information, and whether it should be destroyed when it is no longer required for an investigation.

Security: Users show more paranoia than practical skills

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:49
Users are still clinging to hopes for the best without preparing for the worst, even with two-factor authentication and identity management advancements.

Cloud apps: Just how many does your firm use? Now guess again

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:05
People working in IT broadly comprehend the threat the use of cloud services could pose to corporate data but that understanding is no substitute for detailed insights, according to Netskope CEO Sanjay Beri.

Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:30
Before you sync your iCloud or reinstall your apps, you need to lock down your iPhone or iPad. Here are seven important tweaks (and more) you can set to bolster your privacy.