New rules will stop apps from interfering with user control of extensions and settings in all browsers. Other products do this, but Microsoft now makes it a baseline protection.
Staying on top of the latest in software/hardware security research, vulnerabilities, threats and computer attacks.
Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.
Trying to buy confidential office hardware, or a surprise gift? Advances in ad retargeting will broadcast your intentions across the internet and all your devices unless you cover your tracks.
[Correction] A multithreaded, multi-core engine should greatly improve throughput. A more powerful shell interface, more user-friendly design and simpler rule language make it more accessible.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 12, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Is there a mobile privacy crisis? Symantec thinks so and has added features to Norton Mobile Security to save you from it.
Sony's security failure has been devastating, but the company is turning to technology in an attempt to halt downloads of its confidential data.
One of several updates for various versions of Exchange Server released Tuesday, the Exchange Server 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8 can prevent Outlook from connecting to the server.
Dashlane and Lastpass now let users change passwords automatically. This closes up one of the gaps in password management.
In addition to the new Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft reissued two older updates to fix problems in them and tightened up SSL security in Internet Explorer.
Seven updates include one to Exchange Server which was scheduled for last month and withheld.
The Acrobat updates are regularly-scheduled but the Flash and ColdFusion updates are a surprise. One Flash vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
The original POODLE bug which dogged SSLv3 was built into the protocol, but some TLS implementations make a mistake which causes the same effect.
According to new research, advertisers are being swindled out of billions by cybercriminals looking to cash in on Internet advertising.
Together with the launch of updated custom Android software PrivatOS, the handset maker has revealed a new store dedicated to security and privacy applications.
Cyber-warfare has been batted around everywhere from IT circles to popular culture, almost reaching a fever pitch recently surrounding suspicion and reports regarding the breach at Sony Pictures.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Symantec releases simplified Norton Security line
- 2 Yes, the FBI and CIA can read your email. Here's how
- 3 The top ten most common database security vulnerabilities
- 4 FireEye, Fox-IT launch free service to combat Cryptolocker ransomware
- 5 15 tips for staying safe online and preventing identity theft