A collection of notable security news items for the week ending March 26, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
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Users were warned not to restart their PCs, in case they wouldn't boot up again.
After admitting to a security breach, the luxury hotel chain has managed to remove malware discovered on systems related to customer financial data.
AdaptiveMobile has uncovered a new mobile malware campaign which uses phone contacts to spread.
Sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
Back in 2011, network architects at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation began investigating the viability of running the organisation's modelling and simulation applications on cloud infrastructure as an alternative to its purpose-built computing cluster named Discover.
Twilio will use Authy's API to offer embeddable two-factor authentication and phone verification to applications running Twilio's cloud-based communications services.
Google's new Cloud Security Scanner allows users to easily scan applications for two common vulnerabilities: cross-site scripting, and mixed content.
Around 16 million mobile devices worldwide were hit by malware as of the end of 2014, while attacks on communications networks rose during the year, according to new research by Alcatel-Lucent.
To meet the demands of Big Data, cloud applications, and the rise of Internet TV we need ever more efficient networks and Bell Labs think that converged IP and optical transport technologies can deliver the goods.
The region, first known as a computer virus factory, has since became one of the most advanced security hubs in the world, housing companies like Kaspersky, Bitdefender, and ESET. This is how it happened.
Security firm Kaspersky claims Regin is strikingly similar to QWERTY malware documented in Snowden files.
The three new offerings build a sort of cloud-as-you-go strategy, allowing users to move applications and processes to the cloud whenever it makes the most sense.
A backdoor has been discovered in popular consumer drones which can hijack your favorite new flying toy.
As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
One-year-old cloud consultancy Alpha7 launches COO as a Service to provide a one-stop platform from which SMBs can access cloud applications and services, including bundles designed for verticals.
According to Lookout, mobile malware is on the rise internationally -- while adware is slowly being taken under control.
Deploying complex, high performance applications both locally and in a cloud service provider's network can be very challenging. DivvyCloud believes that it has the solution to this problem.
Malware raises the cost of doing business by $1.3m a year, largely due to the burden of responding to false alarms, according to a survey.
It's time to use two-factor authentication, folks.
Keeping your Windows PC fully patched and updated is a vital defense against hackers and malware, but applying patching can be a pain. Here's a simple (and free) download that will help you streamline the process.