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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 16, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Lack skills yourself? A new website allows you to find a hacker in minutes for revenge against an ex or to take down local competition.
CENTCOM's Twitter "hack" shows perils of picking passwords, not a need for cybersecurity legislation
In case you were wondering, guessing a password doesn't constitute "hacking."
A large, embarrassing, and alarming Federal oversight report has found major problems and grave shortcomings with DHS cybersecurity programs and practices across the board.
A new report assessing the Department of Homeland Security since its formation in 2002 finds mission-critical failures across all five of the DHS sectors, and struggles to prove the DHS is effective.
Security for connected devices could possibly weigh heaviest on telecommunications providers going into 2015.
The software giant issued 8 patches to fix security vulnerabilities in Windows, including one considered "critical" -- the most severe rating.
Adobe patches nine vulnerabilities -- four of which are considered "critical" -- in order to protect against hackers who could exploit the bug to take control of an affected system.
It's time to use two-factor authentication, folks.
The company's flagship cyber intelligence app is now available for mobile devices, allowing the enterprise real-time insights into cybersecurity trends and risks.
Great Britain just isn't that great anymore. An astounding erosion of my home country's fundamental civil liberties and freedoms has made it difficult to envision one day returning home.
Hackers named "CyberCaliphate" attack the Twitter account of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), and also claim to have released internal military files.
MI5 chief warns "technology and market changes," including those in response to activities conducted by British intelligence, are making it harder for the agency to catch terrorists.
Britain's domestic spy agency wants more powers to spy, as the London mayor expresses how he is "not particularly bothered" by civil liberties after the Paris terror attacks.
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