Security

Exit doors

Let's play IT security Buzzword Bingo

Analysis & Insight 20 Aug, 2014 Davey Winder

A report into the threats employees pose to data security has Davey Winder up in arms this week...

Hospital IT

Community Health Systems data breach hits 4.5 million US patients

News 19 Aug, 2014 Rosie Clarke

Patients' social security numbers, names, addresses and more all compromised by breach

Patch

Microsoft cancels latest Patch Tuesday update

News 19 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The update was causing the blue screen of death so Microsoft has urged users to uninstall it

Safari

Apple fixes seven Safari security flaws

News 18 Aug, 2014 Rosie Clarke

Apple rolls out security updates to address seven vulnerabilities in its web browser

Google "worse than NSA" claims Rupert Murdoch

News 18 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Rupert Murdoch has spoken on Twitter about Google's “privacy invasion,” sparking online debate

Hacker

Tesco Hudl found to retain data even after factory reset

News 15 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Tesco Hudl tablets have been linked to a security risk, with potentially sensitive data remaining even after factory reset

Blackberry brings BBM Protected to Balance devices

News 15 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Brings end-to-end secured messaging to enterprise customers

Outage

Auction website eBay forced to say sorry after 10th major outage

News 13 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Sellers demand compensation from firm

Security researchers raise concerns over car cyber safety

News 12 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Automobile security risks highlighted in open letter to car industry

Patch Tuesday

Microsoft August Patch Tuesday update offers nine updates

News 11 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The fixes address Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, SQL Server, and Sharepoint vulnerabilities

Encryption

Yahoo set to implement end-to-end mail encryption

News 8 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Sets 2015 date for enhanced security of all its users’ communications

Edward Snowden awarded three-year Russian permit

News 8 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The former US intelligence contractor is working in an IT-related job, although he has a modest living

Malware on binary

Dell hails rise in malware-housing media files

News 8 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Hardware giant's security researcher warns use of "digital steganography" is set to rise

Theft

Dell sounds alarm over network-hijacking cryptocurrency thefts

News 7 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Researchers from Dell SecureWorks share details of a recent run of cryptocurrency thefts

security key on keyboard

UK tech skills gap could increase risk of cyber attacks

News 7 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Industry heads across the UK have warned that a lack of skills in cyber security could leave businesses more vulnerable

Internet search

Google to demote HTTPS-less websites in search results

News 7 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Google has set out plans to award websites with HTTPS deployed higher search rankings

Click here for malware

FBI uncovers paedophiles using malware

News 7 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The US investigation agency infiltrated child abuse websites and installed malware on users' computers

Data breach

CryptoLocker victims offered free file decryption service

News 6 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

FireEye has teamed up with Fox-IT to unlock CryptoLocker victims' files for free

online censorship

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales blasts “right to be forgotten” ruling

News 6 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

The founder of Wikipedia has commented further on the recent removal of links from Google under the “right to be forgotten” ruling

PayPal's authentication is no challenge for one hacker

News 6 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The white hat hacker said he could bypass the two-step security measures used to protect customer accounts

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