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Tech firms and privacy groups at odds over Patriot Act reform bill

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:48
The Freedom Act is seen by many as the last chance to get a bill through Congress reining in the NSA's vast dragnet. But some privacy groups say the effort doesn't go far enough.






Secret law is a 'direct threat' to Americans' privacy, says NSA whistleblower

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:56
The former NSA official turned whistleblower said, among other things, a greater threat exists to Americans' privacy than the controversial Patriot Act.






Zero Day Weekly: DHS certifies FireEye, Chrome password snafu, Kaspersky FREAK weakness

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 06:58
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 1, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.






The one killer app that could make us all want a smartwatch

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 06:33
Even if you've never had an interest in smartwatches, David Gewirtz makes a compelling case why a multifactor authentication client app may well be the killer app for smartwatches.






​Google updates Password Alert to block attack that mutes phishing warnings

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 05:59
Google has fixed a bug in its new phishing alert extension that allowed an attacker to mute alerts about potential phishing attacks. But one security expert says the update has been bypassed too.






​Airbus to file complaint over spy claims

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 00:15
Airbus is seeking information from the German government to file a criminal complaint about supposedly being a target of US industrial espionage.






​Grooveshark ceases operations

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:01
As part of a settlement agreement with the major record companies, the music-sharing site has agreed to shut its services down immediately.






Connect.Gov solidifies, expands ID credential plan for federal agencies

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 14:18
SecureKey Technologies continues as cloud broker service; ForgeRock, Ping Identity bring IAM integrations for identity and access management






NSA is so overwhelmed with data, it's no longer effective, says whistleblower

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 08:29
One of the agency's first whistleblowers says the NSA is taking in too much data for it to handle, which can have disastrous -- if not deadly -- consequences.






Countdown to Zero Day, book review: Dispatches from the first cyberwar

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 03:53
In this gripping and technically accomplished book, Kim Zetter reveals the genesis of Stuxnet and its successors, and their role in the new field of cyberwarfare.






It's time for companies to practice their own 2FA preaching

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 08:52
Cloud apps and services turning on two-factor authentication options for customers should be doing the same thing for employees






'Largest' denial-of-service attack hit Asian datacenter this year

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:18
Traffic hit upwards of 334Gbps, which accounts for tens of thousands of connections.






​Google launches Chrome extension to thwart phishing on its accounts

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 07:00
Password Alert is a Chrome extension that will warn you if you're about to enter your password in a fake Google account page.






Brazilians do not trust companies for data protection

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:24
But they also don't do much to protect their personal data, says research






As deadline nears, Congress introduces new bills to end bulk NSA surveillance

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:34
The new bill lands with just over a month before the Patriot Act sunsets. Privacy advocates say the bill does not go far enough to protect Americans' privacy.






The state of identity management: Mobile devices the preferred form of ID

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:23
Constellation identifies six trends influencing identity management.






SendGrid confirms hack, issues mass password reset

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:18
The emailing service confirmed it anticipates many more users could be affected than first thought after an employee account was accessed.






​WordPress urges users to update after comments exploit released

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 05:39
Users of the popular publishing platform are encouraged to patch their systems after researcher discovered flaw that could allow an attacker to take over WordPress servers.






Millions of WordPress sites at risk of hijack after zero-day released

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:44
WordPress issued a security update shortly after the news broke over the weekend.






And then there were four: Discover cards come to Apple Pay

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:06
Discover is following in the footsteps of its credit card issuing peers by supporting Apple's digital payment service. You'll have to wait until the fall though.