Articles about Security
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending March 6, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
Arrested 10 months ago by Australian Federal Police, Anonymous radio host LoraxLive (Adam Bennett) faces a prosecution struggling to pin charges on him.
After admitting to a security breach, the luxury hotel chain has managed to remove malware discovered on systems related to customer financial data.
Police have arrested a 23-year-old British man accused of hacking the US Department of Defense in an apparent effort to threaten the Lizard Squad hacking group.
Redmond has said that the FREAK security flaw is found in versions of its Windows operating system from Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and higher.
Bad news, good hackers, and compliance are driving encryption adoption. This briefing covers encryption technologies, trends, and elements of planning and strategy.
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Customers of Telstra will be able to request the same metadata that law-enforcement agencies are able to access, the telco has said.
Tech companies aren't allowed to tell you when the government wants your data. Enter the warrant canary.
The media creates mythology. David Gewirtz looks at how the AP created a new, completely false Hillary Clinton myth about a fake identity, how it's sticking, and where it all went wrong.
Did she do anything wrong? Were federal record-keeping laws broken? Was security compromised? Email expert and presidential scholar David Gewirtz deconstructs Hillary Clinton's emailgate.
For years, Oracle has tormented Windows users by bundling adware with its Java installer for Windows PCs. Now Oracle has begun including the same adware as part of a default installation of Java for the Mac, using the same deceptive techniques.
Adobe, maker of software including Flash and Adobe reader, is catching up to the times and has launched a vulnerability disclosure program -- but something may be missing.
'Building AI is like launching a rocket': Meet the man fighting to stop artificial intelligence destroying humanity
Skype's co-founder wants to keep humankind safe from the existential threats of artificial intelligence.
The parliamentary committee inquiring into the laws allowing Australian government agencies to block websites has received calls for an independent party to oversee the scheme.
Gemalto and Tapit have teamed up to enable consumers to leverage NFC technology to make 'frictionless' payments on their mobile phones, and have their transactions billed to their mobile phone.
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau has targeted the entire communications of nearly two dozen countries, new documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest.
The Internet of Things opens up a world of possibilities for our connected lives. But what if a hacker could gain control of the things that mean the most to us. Here we investigate some possible hacking scenarios that could just happen.
Before you sync your iCloud or reinstall your apps, you need to lock down your new iPhone or iPad. Here are the important tweaks you need to protect your privacy.
Here are five ways to secure the data on your Mac using both built-in tools and third-party utilities. All of these are robust tools that can thwart both casual snoopers and hardcore hackers. And on top of that, they won't cost you a dime.
Your home router is vulnerable to attacks as soon as you take it out of the box. Here are a number of ways you can secure your home wireless network.
When a person passes away, their social account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experiences. See step-by-step instructions for selecting your legacy contact.
It's nasty, but you don't have to be held to ransom by it.
From encrypted instant messengers to secure browsers and operating systems, these privacy-enhancing apps, extensions, and services can protect you both online and offline.
Think you don't need an antivirus scanner for your Mac? Get your head out of the sand and get protected!
Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
2014 was a pretty rough year from a cybersecurity perspective. So that means that 2015 will be better, right? Right? Yeah, not so much. We'll tell you why.
Hundreds of millions of records have been stolen this year through hacks and data breaches as a result of poor, or flawed security. Here are the most notable stories of the year.
A look back at the hot topics, major deals, and the technological breakthroughs of 2014 -- from security to product launches, and the year's successes and catastrophes.
Worried about hackers and fraudsters gaining access to the data on your Android smartphone or tablet? You should be. But you can also reduce that risk by installing a security app on your device.
What scams and schemes do you need to watch out for during the holiday season?
Besides installing third-party software, there are several ways you can enhance your device's security through built-in controls in Android Lollipop.
If you think the government cannot and does not want to get its hands all over your personal data, then think again.
If a website falls under attack by a hacker, why shouldn't it be able to respond? Juniper Networks shows ZDNet how businesses can fight back against common website attacks and help others know what is coming.
Hurricane Sandy was a major test for New York City IT departments and the disaster recovery plans they put in place following 9/11. Here is some of the best DR advice from IT leaders whose companies survived it.
ZDNet gathered several market players in a roundtable discussion held in Singapore, and asked if organizations in Asia were doing enough today to support bring-your-own-device adoption.
WatchGuard director of security strategy Corey Nachreiner walks the audience at AusCERT 2013 through some of the tools that hackers use to break into systems.
Nigerian scam victim Jill explains how she was conned out of $300,000 over a four year period.
What do security specialist HD Moore and the Queensland Police have in common? They both feature in this lighthearted round-up of day 1 at AusCERT 2013.
ZDNet's IT Priorities 2013 panel discussion debated the evolving role of CIOs in Asia as well as the role of ICT as a driver of innovation for organizations in this region.
Need an anti-spying solution designed to lock down your messages and protect your privacy? One smartphone case maker promises as much, but only proves a fraction of its claims.
An ideal backup tool for small businesses and larger enterprises alike, vmProtect 6 makes light work of protecting and rapidly recovering virtual machines on VMware vSphere hosts.
SonicWALL's feature-packed TZ 210 gateway security appliance is capable of protecting all kinds of networks at a very affordable price. It's easy to setup and manage, and sets a new price point in the UTM market.
McAfee Internet Security 2009 does a reasonable job, but it also leaves room for improvement.
As a tool for cleaning an untidy Windows registry, PC Tools Desktop Maestro seems to do a good job, and combines this ability with excellent privacy tools. However, users of Windows Vista may find Desktop Maestro being blocked by User Account Control.
Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8 provides flexibility when creating desktop and laptop backups. If you have high value data stored on your computer, then we think $106.53 is a reasonable price to ensure it's protected.
Symantec Backup Exec 12 allows complete system recovery and concentrates on continuous file/data protection. Though AU$1,795 may seem a lot of money for an application, Backup Exec might be worth the investment if you're using it for irreplaceable and highly valuable data.
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2007 came in dead last in our CNET antispyware testing. Ad-Aware failed to detect half of the test spyware, and unlike nine out of the 10 other antispyware apps we reviewed in December 2007, left behind traces for all but one spyware.
This SSL VPN appliance suffers from an awkward admin interface and depends on ActiveX for some functionality, but it's still a relatively simple way to provide remote access to network applications.
Trend Micro's IGSA delivers relatively complete protection from viruses, spyware, spam and other threats at the internet gateway. However, you can't add your own scanning protocols and the restriction to Windows and IE clients for the Damage Cleanup Services feature is a drawback.
By porting its established security tools onto a powerful dual-core hardware platform, SmoothWall has come up with a highly effective and very scalable appliance that will appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers.
The ZyWALL SSL 10 would suit a small organisation that just wants general remote network access at a low price.
Fortinet has taken their proven UTM firmware and hardware experience and combined those with a 24-port network switch. While perhaps not suited to larger enterprises, the FortiGate-224B certainly represents an excellent proposition for SMB or branch office deployment and worthy of further research.
Symantec Backup Exec 11d performs well, installation is a breeze and considering the ability to backup and restore individual database records and substantially reduce downtime, it isn't difficult to justify the price.
This is a good choice for small companies looking to replace an internet router with a device that also supports SSL VPN remote access. However, it fails to stand out in the crowded SSL market.