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Of Google, governments and authentication

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:57
End-users will ultimately decide on the success of multi-factor authentication. Will the newest efforts toward that end help them make up their minds?

Vysk EP1 review: 'The anti-NSA' iPhone case delivers more privacy questions than answers

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:16
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.

Zero Day Weekly: Samsung Knox controversy, Twitter Digits, bricked FTDI chips

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:34
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending October 24, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.

Lollipop stops Chromium bugs from endangering Android

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:29
Google's WebView for Android will get updates from Google Play, enabling faster security and feature updates.

FTDI admits to bricking innocent users' chips in silent update

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:26
In a move that has surprised and angered security researchers, chip maker FTDI has admitted to issuing a silent update that bricks cloned FTDI FT232 [USB to UART] chips.

Twitter throws devs an authentication bone

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:13
Kit lets app devs give end-users ability to use phone number for sign-up and log-in

Facebook reveals patch in response to Yahoo's account recycling program

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:00
Turns out there was a bit of a vulnerability (and lack of communication) between Yahoo and Facebook. Whoops!

CitizenFour, film review: The Snowden revelations, as they happened

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:33
This absorbing documentary follows film-maker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald as they make contact with the whistleblower and unleash a media storm.

Apple leashes POODLE in Apple Push Notification, pulls SSL 3.0

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:19
If iOS and OS X developers want their notifications to reach end users, they should start supporting TLS now.

Xiaomi moving international user data and cloud services out of Beijing

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:04
Xiaomi is moving its services and user data to the cloud ahead of a push into markets outside of China.

Cook reassures China on iPhone security

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:49
Days after the iPhone 6 launched in mainland China, Apple wants to assure the Chinese government that the new device is safe and has no backdoors.

Effective security techniques we don't follow enough

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:52
In almost every security incident there's some best practice that someone didn't follow. Here are six security technologies and techniques that would help in these cases.

Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows 10

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:00
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.

Not been a victim of cyber-crime yet? You're now in the minority

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:26
A report released by Get Safe Online shows that while more than half the population has been affected only a third report it.

After attack on Chinese iCloud users, Apple issues browser security notice

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:21
Apple has provided a lesson in browser security after hackers hijack connections to iCloud.com in China.

Hidden camera fingerprints link photos to individuals

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:08
If the NSA's unconstitutional surveillance of Americans isn't creepy enough, how about an automated tool that links your camera to you through social media? Hidden info stored on every photo makes it possible.

GCHQ boss defends internet trawl, but rejects mass surveillance claims

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:59
Criminals hide in the darkest places of the internet, says the outgoing director of GCHQ, and we have to enter that labyrinth to find them.

Website blocking is not internet filtering: Australian government

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:50
The Department of Communications has argued that forcing ISPs to block certain websites under Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act is not a form of internet filtering.

ABS gets tough on internal data access

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:08
Following the arrest of a staff member, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is implementing all of the recommendations that were made to the organisation to strengthen its sensitive information controls.

Google takes 2FA a touch further with Security Key

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:29
Two-factor authentication within Google Chrome has been extended to support USB keys instead of one-time codes.