A circuit judge likened police forcing smartphone owners to unlock their device with a fingerprint akin to providing a DNA sample or an actual key.
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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending October 31, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
The 'Highly Critical' vulnerability revealed two weeks ago was widely exploited just hours after it was announced. But there's no evidence yet of actual, widespread attacks.
CurrentC, the merchant's answer to NFC payment systems, has been hacked during its pilot program.
By default, Internet Explorer on Windows client systems supports SSL version 3.0, the version recently found vulnerable to attack. Now there's another way to turn it off.
The Obama Administration has admitted that a cyberattacker was able to gain access to the US government's systems.
New McAfee research claims that a worrying number of organizations are turning off advanced firewall features in order to avoid slowing down networks.
Microsoft made a mistake by extending XP Extended Support. Extending Win7 Mainstream Support some time past the intro of Windows 10 would be different.
The older cellular encryption can be cracked by the National Security Agency, leaked documents previously showed. An upgrade to that security could make eavesdropping a lot harder.
Apps running in mobile operating systems must get permission from the user for all sorts of things. This can be confusing. Do some do it better than others?