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What went wrong with Microsoft's August updates?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:05
UPDATED. Buggy updates are certainly a problem, but the company's poor communication of the problems is an even bigger cause for concern.

FBI investigates hack of JPMorgan, other US banks

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:56
JPMorgan is reportedly one of multiple US banks which have suffered network breaches resulting in the loss of customer data.

Microsoft smokes out 1,500 bogus Windows 8 apps from its app store

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:13
Microsoft is toughening its stance on rogue apps in the Microsoft Store and Windows Phone Store.

Leaked paper reveals Australia's obsessive metadata secrecy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:48
The Australian government has been discussing a detailed data-retention wish list with internet service providers for more than four years — with citizens kept in the dark.

AFP accidentally lets sensitive metadata go public

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:47
The Australian Federal Police inadvertently let sensitive metadata from an active criminal investigation be published online, after providing documents that had not been redacted to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

ASIO chief unfussed by data-retention bypasses

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:43
The ease of technical bypasses to avoid being captured by a mandatory data-retention regime is not a concern to ASIO director-general David Irvine.

Microsoft reissues flawed Windows security update with new flaws

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:58
UPDATED. A new version of MS14-045 has been pushed to Windows Update and the Download Center. Microsoft strongly recommends that users uninstall the old version first.

Google updates business, education, cloud security certifications

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:19
The latest security audits also blanket additional coverage for Google+ and Hangouts.

Protect your devices with a $10 'USB Condom'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:29
The USB Condom is a small and unobtrusive dongle that effectively turns any USB cable into a secure 'charge-only' cable to allow safe recharging from untrusted USB ports.

Want Windows XP SP4? Unofficial versions are on the way

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:26
Microsoft withdrew support for Windows XP in April. That's been the cue for some in the developer community to work on new service packs for the elderly operating system.

Fortinet establishes R&D lab in Singapore

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:28
IT security vendor sets up research facility in the Asian market to support threat intelligence as well as emergency threat response.

Internet of Things doesn't have to mean enterprise security nightmares

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:57
Within IoT, 'security has to live at the level of the API, to stay fully within the control of devices' manufacturers and vendors.'

Google fixes image search after 'car crash' bug

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:45
UPDATED. The search giant said it wished it served up "micropigs" instead, after a Russian car crash image dogged users of its image search engine.

Singapore to appoint IT security officers, beef up monitoring facility

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:06
Government announces plans to boost its cybersecurity monitoring facility and set up an operations control center to respond to threats more swiftly. It will also appoint chief information security officers across various government agencies.

Verizon eyes QR codes as authentication option

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:30
Can the QR code replace user names and passwords? Verizon Enterprise thinks so -- at least for some companies looking at two-factor authentication.

Cybersecurity hiring crisis: Rockstars, anger and the billion dollar problem

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:00
A small talent pool, an inflated wage bubble and high tension in a virulent attack landscape have made cybersecurity's hiring crisis "the billion dollar" problem.

NSA's ICReach acts as Google for US citizen, foreign national metadata

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:27
New documents reveal the existence of the US spy agency's ICReach, a search engine similar to Google which links to citizen communications data.

Sony PlayStation Network struck by DDoS attack, bomb threat grounds executive

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:23
Sony has been hit by a fresh wave of DDoS attacks, compounded by a bomb threat posted on Twitter which caused a Sony executive's plane to be grounded.

NYU launches largest student hacking competition worldwide

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 02:11
The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has opened registration for the largest set of cybersecurity competitions currently available to US students.

Leaked paper clarifies Australian metadata retention proposal

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:11
Browsing history is reportedly not part of Australia's proposed data-retention scheme, but the amount of data uploaded and downloaded by a connection, along with financial information will be kept, according to a leaked document.