A backdoor has been discovered in popular consumer drones which can hijack your favorite new flying toy.
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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 He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports.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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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 23, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
Google's security team has disclosed three separate zero-day vulnerabilities on Apple's OS X platform. It seems annoying Microsoft wasn't enough.
A senior European official wants to force internet and phone companies operating in Europe to share encryption keys, under the guise of preventing terrorism.
FireEye's latest report suggests that a number of businesses face over 10,000 cybersecurity alerts per month. What is being done to combat potential attacks?
Oracle's latest CPU includes a vast number of security fixes, with Oracle Database and Middleware issues at the top of the list.
What factors does the enterprise need to consider when creating cybersecurity risk policies?
The Online Trust Alliance says that a high percentage of data breaches were the result of staff mistakes -- rather than external hacking.
Snowden's revelations tipped the needle in favor of greater privacy and security, but recent attacks have thrown much of that effort under the bus.
LastPass has unveiled an app vault suitable for Mac users to keep their digital information safe and secure.
According to Lookout, mobile malware is on the rise internationally -- while adware is slowly being taken under control.
A severe security vulnerability which allows any user access to any Verizon email account has been exposed.
Major memory corruption vulnerabilities have been discovered in the open-source VLC project.
The UK government now recommends FireEye services as a base for UK businesses to mitigate the threat of cyberattack.
Vogogo services are being offering for free following a year of cyberattacks against the cryptocurrency industry.