All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Security’

Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage

Google announced that Google Cloud Storage now encrypts all data before it’s written to disk. Better yet, this will cost you nothing extra. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything extra or change any settings. Data is simply decrypted when read by an authorized user. “If you require encryption for your data, this functionality frees you from the …

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IBM To Launch Super Security Lab With Big Trusteer Acquisition

IBM announced on Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire security company Trusteer. With the news, IBM is launching a cybersecurity software lab in Israel, which it says will bring together over 200 Trusteer and IBM researchers and developers to focus on mobile security, advanced cyber threats, malware, counter-fraud, and financial crimes. “Trusteer’s cybersecurity protection will …

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IT Security Market to Hit $30 billion by 2017

As the internet has grown, so have the dangers of its interconnectedness. Business of all sizes are at risk for multiple types of intrusions into their networks, including the relatively new phenomenon of hacktivism. It’s no surprise, then, that the IT security industry is being forecasted for explosive growth in the coming years. Analyst firm Canalys today released estimates showing …

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Google’s Android Device Manager Will Help You Find Your Lost Or Stolen Phone

It sucks when your phone is stolen. It’s even worse when you have no way to find said phone. iPhone users have been able to use Apple’s iCloud service to find stolen phones for a while, but there’s been no official comparable service from Google yet. That all changes later this month. Google today announced the impending launch of the …

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Wikimedia Plans To Beef Up Security Across Projects With HTTPS

The Wikimedia Foundation is working on making its projects more secure to protect users’ privacy. As one can imagine, there are plenty of technological obstacles that the foundation must overcome, so it’s going through the process a little at a time. The foundation has outlined its current roadmap in a blog post. “The Wikimedia Foundation believes strongly in protecting the …

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Facebook Releases Guide to Help Prevent Abuse in Partnership with Domestic Violence Group

Facebook is looking to make a push to help prevent domestic abuse in the social media realm by teaming up with its safety advisory board to launch a new guide for survivors of such abuse. The main partnership here is with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, who is holding their inaugural tech summit. NNEDV sits alongside Childnet International, …

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Mozilla Introduces New Developments Focusing On Web Security

Make no mistake about it, Mozilla is committed to making the web a safer place for its users. Although browser security remains somewhat dubious–all of the main browsers perform well in various security tests tests, although, questions about NSA backdoors persist–for their part, Mozilla has been very outspoken against government surveillance programs. In an effort to back up such rebellion …

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Google Integrates Its App Verification Tool Directly Into Google Play

Malware is a serious concern for mobile devices. Android devices are especially vulnerable thanks to the platform’s open nature. Now Google is making sure almost every Android device owner is adequately protected from malicious apps. Computer World reports that Google has integrated an Android 4.2 feature called Verify Apps directly into the Google Play store. Now every Android device with …

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Tumblr Tells iOS Users to Change Passwords, Download Security Fix

Tumblr has just released a “very important” security update for their iOS app that they say will address a significant flaw that allowed for passwords to be compromised in “certain circumstances.” In order to make sure your account is secure, Tumblr says you should download the update and change your password. If you’ve been using the same password for Tumblr …

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NSA Is Writing Security Code For Android

The openness of Android has always been a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because anybody can do what they want with it, but that openness means far more instances of malware and hacking. Now the NSA is reportedly embracing the openness of Android for security purposes. Bloomberg reports that the NSA has been developing code for Android since …

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Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Going Forward

To say Java is vulnerable to exploits would be the understatement of the year. In the first two months of 2013, the software was hit with three zero-day exploits. Oracle eventually fixed all of these exploits, but Oracle should have worked harder to make it more secure in the first place. In a better late than never move, the software …

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