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Google Apps Vault Launched For Business Customers Google Apps Vault Launched For Business Customers

Google announced the launch of information governance solution Google Apps Vault for Google Apps For Business customers, which Google says can reduce costs of litigation, regulatory investigation and compliance. It costs $5 a month, and lets businesses archive and manage …

Forensics Software Lets Law Enforcement Bypass Your iPhone’s Passcode Forensics Software Lets Law Enforcement Bypass Your iPhone’s Passcode

You’ve probably never heard of Micro Systemation, nor are you likely to heard of their flagship software product, XRY. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden and has a very narrow customer base for their software. Micro Systemation is a …

Square Card Readers Now Reportedly Encrypted Square Card Readers Now Reportedly Encrypted
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Last April, Square announced that it would be launching an encrypted version of its card reader in the summer. Here we are nearly a year later, and the company is now reportedly shipping encrypted versions. VentureBeat reports that all Square …

NSA Chief Denies Existence Of Domestic Spying Program NSA Chief Denies Existence Of Domestic Spying Program

The National Security Agency, at least according to it’s Web site, “exists to protect the nation.” A recent Wired article claimed that the agency had taken up a new duty – spying on American citizens. In an article titled, “The …

Ads In Mobile Apps Could Pose Security Risk Ads In Mobile Apps Could Pose Security Risk

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that including ads in mobile applications (apps) poses privacy and security risks. In a recent study of 100,000 apps in the official Google Play market, researchers noticed that more than half contained …

Online Dating Tips To Prevent Scams And Broken Hearts
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The Internet has made dating so much easier than in years past. Before one had to go to one of those happening clubs and hit on everything within a five mile radius before they found someone desperate enough to agree …

Google Improves Malware Detection For Ads Google Improves Malware Detection For Ads

Google put out a big blog post on Wednesday about its efforts to clean up ads in terms of malware. The company says bad ads are on the decline thanks to said efforts, which include spending millions of dollars building …

Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers
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How secure is your website? It’s a scary thought when you think about it, especially given all the attacks that have risen up in recent years. Last year, well-known websites such as Sony, Epsilon, and even government sites were hacked.

Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC

Iran’s government has gone to some considerable lengths lately to muzzle the internet within the country’s borders. Not content with only blocking Google sites and encrypted search merely once in February, the government blocked SSL connections as well as many …

Dell To Acquire SonicWall, Pending Regulatory Approval Dell To Acquire SonicWall, Pending Regulatory Approval

Dell is acquiring security company and firewall-builder SonicWall. Dell says the company’s next-gen and Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls will help it bolster its security solutions portfolio. “We are building a strategic software portfolio to address the needs of our …

Cyber Attack on Sony May have Resulted in Loss Of Michael Jackson Music Catalog Worth $250 Million Cyber Attack on Sony May have Resulted in Loss Of Michael Jackson Music Catalog Worth $250 Million

Sony Entertainment’s online businesses were shutdown by hackers in April of last year and may have lost their entire catalog of Michael Jackson’s unreleased tracks including a duet with Will.i.am and a track with dead Queen singer Freddie Mercury. One …

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Computers Were Seized By Hackers In November NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Computers Were Seized By Hackers In November
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According to a federal report released on Wednesday, NASA was the target of 47 different sophisticated cyberattacks in 2011, some of which were considered “advanced persistent threats.” During one attack in November, hackers seized control of computers belonging to NASA’s …

FBI Director Talks Cyber Attacks FBI Director Talks Cyber Attacks

Terrorism is obviously still the most dangerous threat facing the United States. Cyber attacks and cyber terrorism may one day become the most dangerous threat, however, according to the FBI. The director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, recently spoke at …

Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole Google Alternatives: How To Pull Yourself Out Of That G-hole
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Today’s the day, Googlers: that dreaded and disputed Privacy Policy goes into effect as of today. If you’re one of the Google users wary of what the new policy is going to do to you and your privacy, it might …

Mobile Devices Create Vulnerabilities For Businesses Mobile Devices Create Vulnerabilities For Businesses

Late last year we covered a study that showed that companies that allowed workers to use their own mobile devices – phones, tablets, laptops – instead of company-issued devices tended to have happier workers. According to that study, these “bring …

Google Giving Away A Million Dollars For Finding Chrome Exploits Google Giving Away A Million Dollars For Finding Chrome Exploits
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Google announced that it will be sponsoring rewards for those who find Chrome exploits. This will be part of the CanSecWest security conference taking place March 7-9. Earlier this month, Google announced the expansion of the Chromium Security Rewards program, …

HTTPS Everywhere Updated To Detect Security Holes HTTPS Everywhere Updated To Detect Security Holes
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced an update to their HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extension. The update adds a “Decentralized SSL Observatory” feature that looks for weaknesses in the encryption of sites that users are visiting. When it detects a security …

SafeGov Wonders How Secure Google’s Cloud Is SafeGov Wonders How Secure Google’s Cloud Is

SafeGov.org security experts have been questioning whether or not Google has a sufficient level of security surrounding their cloud services, for the protection of government information that it hosts. According to PRN, recent incidents have prompted SafeGov to speculate that …

YouPorn Hacked, Chat Service User Data Exposed YouPorn Hacked, Chat Service User Data Exposed
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Popular adult site (actually, just popular site will do) YouPorn is under fire after user data was lifted and exposed. In all, millions were said to have been affected, with thousands still currently exposed after much of the data was …

Google Wallet Restores Prepaid Card Use After Issuing Fixes Google Wallet Restores Prepaid Card Use After Issuing Fixes

After temporarily disabling the provisioning of prepaid cards, the Google Wallet team has reinstated the use prepaid cards after issuing a few security fixes. In an update to the blog post that originally announced Google’s decision to flip the off …

Twitter Makes HTTPS Default Twitter Makes HTTPS Default

Twitter announced today that HTTPS will now be on by default for all users signing into Twitter.com. The setting became optional last year, but now it’s the norm. Twitter says on its official blog: This setting makes your Twitter experience …