All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Security’

Yahoo Recycled Email Address Users Are Getting Original Users’ Sensitive Info (Like Where Their Kids Go To School)

In June, Yahoo announced that it would give away inactive email addresses to users who wanted them. It would take addresses (and Yahoo IDs) that had been inactive for at least a year and reset them, so users with addresses like albert9330399@yahoo.com could get more desirable addresses like albert@yahoo.com. About a month ago, Yahoo notified users of their new addresses …

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iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Technology Apparently Hacked In Just A Day [Video]

Well, that didn’t take long. The iPhone 5s was released on Friday with its Touch ID fingerprint-scanning security technology, and it looks as though it may have already been hacked. In fact, it had already been done by Saturday, when the Chaos Computer Club (based in Germany) claimed to have done so, providing a video as evidence. “A fingerprint of …

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IBM Completes Trusteer Acquisition

IBM has completed its acquisition of Trusteer, first announced last month. “The way organizations protect data is quickly evolving,” said Trusteer CEO Mickey Boodaei at the time. “As attacks become more sophisticated, traditional approaches to securing enterprise and mobile data are no longer valid. Trusteer has helped hundreds of large banks and organizations around the world defeat thousands of sophisticated …

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Mobile Security Industry to Grow Fast, Soon

As more of society’s computing tasks move to mobile platforms, businesses now face new security challenges. As the security industry steps up to meet these challenges, the market for mobile security will be a growth segment for years to come. Analyst firm ABI Research this week made its predictions for the growth of mobile security management over the next two …

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Twitter’s Two-Step Authentication Feature: Success or Failure?

With over 500 million registered users, Twitter is flying high among the giants of social media. The fact that the service is in high demand has made it a target for identity thieves looking to use social media networks to victimize people. Phishing scams, for instance, remain a favorite among identity thieves. One particular scam involves direct messages sent to …

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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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