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Five antivirus scanners for Mac

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 04:54
Think you don't need an antivirus scanner for your Mac? Get your head out of the sand and get protected!

Zero Day Weekly: SOTU, Adobe zero day, Symantec RCE, security alert overkill

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:55
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.

Filtering by the back door: UK's privacy-threatening zombie leglisation revived

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 05:14
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 to release patch next week for 'critical' Flash zero-day under attack

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 03:39
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 Project Zero reveals three Apple OS X zero-day vulnerabilities

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:01
Google's security team has disclosed three separate zero-day vulnerabilities on Apple's OS X platform. It seems annoying Microsoft wasn't enough.

Enterprises inundated with security alerts: FireEye

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:39
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.

​Ambiguity leaves AIIA questioning data-retention legislation

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 21:11
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.

Border Protection plans to expand telco surveillance

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:44
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has said that it would increase its surveillance of Australians' telecommunications should the mandatory data-retention legislation pass.

EU wants to force internet, phone companies to turn over encryption keys

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:05
A senior European official wants to force internet and phone companies operating in Europe to share encryption keys, under the guise of preventing terrorism.

An exploration of enterprise security alert management in Europe

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 05:58
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?

​Flash zero-day flaw under attack to spread ad malware, botnet

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 04:01
New attacks on Flash Player may force Adobe to issue another patch just days after fixing nine flaws.

Charlie Hebdo attack prompts Microsoft to hand data over to FBI

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:21
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.

Twitter releases Digits login for web

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:50
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.

Tech giants fear being captured by data-retention legislation

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 23:29
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 for your desktop, but only on Chrome

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:49
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 issues critical patch update: 169 new security fixes

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:15
Oracle's latest CPU includes a vast number of security fixes, with Oracle Database and Middleware issues at the top of the list.

Most US businesses vulnerable to insider threats

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:29
What factors does the enterprise need to consider when creating cybersecurity risk policies?

Over 90 percent of data breaches in first half of 2014 were preventable

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 07:15
The Online Trust Alliance says that a high percentage of data breaches were the result of staff mistakes -- rather than external hacking.

Auditor-general warns of NSW roads network vulnerabilities

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:55
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.

All the best knuckleheads writing the worst passwords

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:01
"123456" and "password" still the top worst passwords, according to SplashData annual report