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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 23, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
It looks like ISPs and telcos may soon be facing the prospect of filtering their customers' data once again, thanks to proposed amendments to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill.
Adobe says it will deliver a fix for a newly discovered flaw that is being used in drive-by download attacks, but the patch won't be ready until at least next Monday.
Google's security team has disclosed three separate zero-day vulnerabilities on Apple's OS X platform. It seems annoying Microsoft wasn't enough.
A study by IDC, commissioned by FireEye, has shown that organisations continue to be overwhelmed by security alerts, especially redundant ones, but they are turning to third-party IT security management to reduce the risk of missing critical alerts.
The peak national body representing companies including Apple, Google, Telstra, and Optus has said that the Australian government's draft data-retention legislation is too ambiguous.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has said that it would increase its surveillance of Australians' telecommunications should the mandatory data-retention legislation pass.
A senior European official wants to force internet and phone companies operating in Europe to share encryption keys, under the guise of preventing terrorism.
FireEye's latest report suggests that a number of businesses face over 10,000 cybersecurity alerts per month. What is being done to combat potential attacks?
New attacks on Flash Player may force Adobe to issue another patch just days after fixing nine flaws.
Microsoft handed over data linked to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack to the FBI in double-quick time, noting that extra snooping should only happen under certain circumstances.
Developers can now incorporate Twitter's Digits white-label login offering to their mobile applications' companion websites, following the release of Digits login for web.
The lobby group representing technology giants including Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook has said that the mandatory data-retention legislation before the Australian parliament could see its own services caught up by the scheme.
WhatsApp is now available on your desktop, but only if you use Google Chrome and have the mobile app installed on a non-iOS device.
Oracle's latest CPU includes a vast number of security fixes, with Oracle Database and Middleware issues at the top of the list.
What factors does the enterprise need to consider when creating cybersecurity risk policies?
The Online Trust Alliance says that a high percentage of data breaches were the result of staff mistakes -- rather than external hacking.
Potential security vulnerabilities found in the NSW roads management network could lead to accidents and vehicle congestion, according to a new report by the NSW auditor-general.
"123456" and "password" still the top worst passwords, according to SplashData annual report