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Shopify doles out free SSL encryption certificates to merchants

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:00
Beyond security, Shopify also notes the SEO benefits of encryption, referring to Google's decision to adjust its indexing system to look for more HTTPS pages.








Microsoft: Windows 10, Edge so secure they don't need our EMET anti zero-day shield

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:20
The fallback security against zero-day attacks on Microsoft software is now redundant for Windows 10 and Edge, according to the Redmond company.








Dell's cloud BIOS security checks your PC is malware free as it boots

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:09
BIOS verification welcomed by security expert, but 'more needs to be done' in this area








AGD team behind data retention collects gong for 'exceptional quality'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 00:41
For implementing a policy that is without a breach-notification scheme, or potentially a working implementation despite it being in force, the Attorney-General's Department has awarded the team behind Australia's data-retention scheme.








Login duplication allows 20m Alibaba accounts to be attacked

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:02
The reuse of login details on Alibaba's Taobao has allowed an attack on 5 percent of the accounts on Alibaba's Chinese retail sites.








Most Windows security flaws mitigated by 'removing admin rights'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:55
Almost nine-out-of-ten vulnerabilities targeting Windows last year could have been prevented by removing accounts with administrative rights.








Symantec snags $500 million Silver Lake investment amid turnaround effort

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:23
Symantec's third quarter was also better than expected with a largely in line outlook.








PGP co-founder: Ad companies are the biggest privacy problem today, not governments

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:51
The ad-blocker dispute is "going to be a lot of fun to watch," said Jon Callas.








iPhones, iPads at risk of new lock screen passcode bypass flaw

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:10
The flaw affects iPhones 5 and 6, and iPad 2, running iOS 8.2 and later.








How to eliminate passwords? It can't be done

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 07:30
At the enterprise level IAM and SAML mitigate the password problem. Out on the civilian Internet our best attempts, mainly OAuth and OpenID, have fallen short. Passwords are a problem that will be with us for a long time.








Google will slap big red warning on legit sites hosting bad ads

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 07:07
Stepping up its drive to stamp out the distribution of bad ads through its own ad business, Google will now use Safe Browsing tech to block shady ads across the entire web.








The government's encryption plans remain impossible to decipher

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 06:51
It's still difficult to see how effective the plans to extend internet surveillance and crack down on encryption will really be.








Assange to surrender if UN decision goes against him

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:58
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that he will leave the Ecuadorian embassy if the verdict of a UN investigation goes against him.








MIT paints giant target on new "hack-proof" chip

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:54
Opinion: Stop calling things "hack-proof."








Hackers and defenders continue cybersecurity game of cat and mouse

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 08:00
Europe's cybersecurity agency details the biggest threats.








eBay refuses to patch website flaw that can serve up malware

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:34
The e-commerce giant confirmed it would not fix the flaw, which could allow an attacker to remotely run code in a user's browser.








Here's how absurdly easy it is for attackers to destroy your website in just ten minutes

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:01
You might be amazed at how accessible hacking tools have become. Your site can be p0wn3d and an entire library of hacking tools downloaded and installed in just a few short minutes. Read this article and be prepared.








Google lays bare security flaws in anti-malware product with 250 million users

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 05:18
Malwarebytes says it will take about a month to deploy a patch to fix vulnerabilities found by Google's Project Zero bug hunters.








EU, US strike new data sharing pact in effort to allay surveillance concerns

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:15
A new deal would effectively allow the continuation of data transfers between the two geographical powerhouses.








Two newly-discovered flaws light fire under IoT security

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:00
One of the reported flaws exposed children's personal profiles -- including name, birthdate, gender, and language.