[UPDATED] Researchers find many security holes in the Java parts of Google's Platform as a Service offering, but get kicked off the service before finishing.
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 He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports.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.
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Security update for Safari browser on Mac OS X removed from distribution after causing problems. No word from Apple yet on disposition.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 5, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
What services and events are predicted to shape malware, security and corporations next year?
Both Reader and Acrobat for Windows and Mac are vulnerable to one or more critical vulnerabilities.
In the country dubbed the 'Hermit Kingdom,' just how does the cyber elite operate?
Sylvester Stallone is unlikely to be happy about the latest developments in the Sony catastrophe.
Three updates are rated critical. The critical update for Office affects Office for Mac as well.
The ubiquitous CAPTCHA service now relies more on behavioral factors below the surface of the site. Normally, users shouldn't have to parse fuzzy text anymore.
Yes, you still can trick Microsoft into giving you security updates for Windows XP. No, it's not a good idea. You are not protected.
Some web sites have better password rules than others, and some collect more information. The best is Apple, the worst is Sears.
Insider trading has been taken to a whole new level.
The US agency has warned US businesses to stay alert due to the discovery of some particularly nasty malware in the wild -- while North Korea refuses to deny involvement.
What cybersecurity trends can we expect to see in the coming year?
The firm hopes the latest buy will simplify and strengthen Intel's security offerings.
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