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.
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A security researcher has discovered a way to infect Macs with malware virtually undetectable, that 'can't be removed,' and which can be installed using a modified Apple gigabit Ethernet Thunderbolt adapter.
The web services giant introduces a new feature that could reduce the cost and security risks of linking virtual instances on its platform.
Nearly a quarter of Australian organisations have suffered an interruption to their business due to an IT security attack or breach over the past 12 months, according to new research by Telstra.
Apart from IT infrastructure resources consolidation and security enhancements, Asian businesses will also be spending on IT-enabled innovation, social apps, and data analytics, reveals IDC survey.
Cisco acquired privately held Neohapsis, which provides security consulting services.
Apple's 'whack-a-mole' approach to security threats is leaving enterprises vulnerable to new variants of exploits underlying the WireLurker and Masque Attack malware, claims a security firm.
What services and events are predicted to shape malware, security and corporations next year?
Trend Micro's third-quarter security report for 2014 has found that Australia now ranks fifth in the world for countries with the highest number of visits to malicious sites.
After cyberattack resulted in internal networks being shuttered and confidential files leaked across the web, Sony has pulled in the professionals.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has launched its Australian Internet Security Initiative portal to give internet service providers access to information about what IPs in their networks are infected by malware.
Your anti-malware system does you no good if it's successfully compromised. Few security suites use ASLR and DEP in all their executables.
Symantec wasn't the only company following Regin. Kaspersky and F-Secure have something to say about who was hit. Regin also spies on GSM cellular networks.
BitSight found that although the retail industry is still very much a hack target, 75 percent of retailers hit with a breach managed to improve their security effectiveness.
The latest version of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report shows that users without updated anti-malware are far more likely to become infected.
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Security remains the top concern for enterprises considering a move to cloud services. This issue has been aggravated in our post-Snowden world. While security must be an important priority, it requires a sense of proportion rather than a fear-based approach.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending November 7, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Cost benefits make it tough for enterprises not to adopt cloud services in spite of the security risks, so they should embrace it by putting in place the necessary processes, say panelists at a discussion moderated by ZDNet blogger Eileen Yu.
The Department of Human Services is working to address concerns that the agency is not patching its systems quickly enough to avoid potential security breaches.
Increasing security breaches indicate that any data, once online, will never be completely safe from theft and malicious attacks, so enterprises and users may be better off focusing on risk mitigation.