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Millions of US employees exposed by hack still not notified

Millions of US employees exposed by hack still not notified

Written by on September 2, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has not yet notified any of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago, officials acknowledged on Tuesday. The agency whose data was hacked, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), said the Defense Department will begin “later this month” […]

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Security is real threat to IoT supported healthcare

Security is real threat to IoT supported healthcare

Written by on September 2, 2015 in Opinion with 1 Comment

You know how we love the Hype Cycles published by the Gartner Group? The ones that take us on the roller coaster ride from ‘innovation trigger,’ through the ‘trough of disillusionment’ and upwards again to the sunlit upland ‘plateau of productivity.’ It would seem, according to a survey by KPMG, that the IoT, at least […]

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Explosion in web domains causing security nightmare

Explosion in web domains causing security nightmare

Written by on September 1, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – An explosion in the number of new Internet addresses has created a wealth of opportunities for criminals exploiting shady domains such as .zip, .kim or .party, according to an industry study published on Tuesday. Attackers are constantly in search of new domains for links to lead users to download malware, divulge personal […]

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Privacy no longer exists and it hasn’t for some time

Privacy no longer exists and it hasn’t for some time

Written by on August 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

TORONTO (Reuters) – Larry Flynt, a defender of free speech and sexual freedom if there ever was one, has this advice for anyone worried by the hack of infidelity site Ashley Madison: Muzzle yourself. “Don’t do or say anything you wouldn’t want to read about on the front page of the New York Times,” said […]

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Security breeds trust, deceit does not

Security breeds trust, deceit does not

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If it is true that Kaspersky – and presumably others – were providing ‘false positives’ to companies, which gave them (Kaspersky) a competitive advantage, it puts the whole security arena into a different light. And a very interesting one. The security industry is one of the last that seems noble. They fight a common cause […]

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Monthly security fixes planned for targeted Android phones

Monthly security fixes planned for targeted Android phones

Written by on August 12, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world’s most popular mobile operating system. The change came after security researcher Joshua Drake unveiled what he called Stagefright, hacking software that […]

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Telco innovation – the Cloud and DT

Telco innovation – the Cloud and DT

Written by on August 6, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Let’s face it, “Cloud” means lots of different things to different people, but I guess that’s the idea. Just about anyone that has ever had to sketch out a network diagram for non-technical folks has said “we draw it as a cloud, it’s just a bunch of stuff you don’t need to be concerned about.” […]

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Mind the gap – even unconnected systems vulnerable

Mind the gap – even unconnected systems vulnerable

Written by on July 30, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

We used to say that the only truly secure systems are unconnected ones. This is no longer true, and very scary. FierceIT security reports that researchers from Ben Gurion University have proved that it is possible to get over the gap created by unplugging a system. Using only a feature phone. Security is one of the […]

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Who are the good guys and bad guys in software security?

Who are the good guys and bad guys in software security?

Written by on July 28, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered why most of the vulnerabilities in computing and mobile devices are found by hackers and security companies? I guess that’s pretty logical when you consider the hacker’s sole aim in life is to hack into systems, presumably to show how clever they are, and security firms depend on sales of their […]

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You might not know it but you have been hacked

You might not know it but you have been hacked

Written by on July 13, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federal government could find more cyber intrusions as it takes a close look at its sprawling and sometimes creaky systems in the wake of massive hacks, the nation’s chief information officer told Reuters. “I think it’s a realistic chance, and I think this is true no matter where you go. It’s […]

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