Articles about Security
A critical security flaw in a plugin called WP-Slimstat is to blame.
Google's find-a-bug event is no more, but anyone unearthing a Chrome or Chrome OS vulnerability can still get their hands on some cash.
ASIO has told Senate Estimates that it needs telcos and service providers to retain metadata on all customers, even though the vast majority will be of no interest to authorities.
The federal agency is cracking down on state-sponsored cyber-threat groups.
The health insurance company said that millions of people who weren't enrolled in its services were affected by a hack earlier this year.
A Wednesday press conference will aim to quell fears that the UK and US intelligence agencies have unfettered access to our mobile devices and phone calls.
FireEye's Mandiant M-Trends report says impersonation and social engineering are now key tactics used by cybercriminals targeting corporations.
No search result is a passive reproduction of data from a "public domain". Google makes the public domain public. Search underpins a massive profit-making machine.
Perhaps companies would step up their cyber security game if they had to provide details on how they've scrimped over the years on tech infrastructure. Hmm.
Lenovo is still smarting from the Superfish media storm, but CTO Peter Hortensius says the firm is working to fix its battered reputation.
Visa has introduced tokenisation in Australia as a step to reduce credit card fraud when payments are made online or via mobile devices.
Class-action suit stemming from 2012 incident could net each plaintiff up to $50
The former NSA contractor turned whistleblower said during a Reddit question-and-answer session that the leaks have also improved security and encryption in Silicon Valley.
An HP report highlights how the bulk of exploits in 2014 revolved around vulnerabilities that were discovered before 2013.
Superfish isn't just adware -- it can also be a nightmare for those who value their privacy.
With version 5.0, Android makes the work of enterprise admins much easier. Security is stronger and more standardized. Android fragmentation is crumbling.
And now, for your reading pleasure, we present the worst products and services and technology screw-ups of 2014.
When it comes to the specs, especially in the security architecture, Apple Pay looks good. But Apple isn't the only game in town when it comes to the retail space, and there are a lot of factors that might make this less of a slam-dunk than Apple might like. We look at six of them here.
Yes, it's Halloween of 2014, and we're here to revisit the technologies that are so frightening, they'll make you evacuate from multiple "interfaces".
Apps running in mobile operating systems must get permission from the user for all sorts of things. This can be confusing. Do some do it better than others?
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Why retailers need to take steps to earn shoppers' trust regarding their personal data
How do you vanish online? Follow these 10 steps to get started.
In almost every security incident there's some best practice that someone didn't follow. Here are six security technologies and techniques that would help in these cases.
In the era of BYOD, the less technical among us are prime targets for cybercrime attacks against your company. Learn the six top ways non-tech people get hacked.
Step-by-step instructions to help you tighten security and dramatically reduce the risk that crucial cloud services will be compromised. If you use a Microsoft or Google account, Office 365, Dropbox, Facebook, or Twitter, keep reading.
Hands-on: Buying Norton for your PC or Mac just got a lot simpler. The product has a rich set of features and the threat protection is excellent.
Time and again we write about security breaches that would have been prevented by two-factor authentication. What are the ways people do this in the real world?
America's biggest hacker conference is setting a new record for attendance at its 22nd annual event, at the Rio, Las Vegas, Nevada -- and its vendors reflect the event's growth.
Leading security conference Black Hat showcased its 2014 USA vendors and sponsors in its sprawling new location at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada.
My Amazon home page shows me how much the company knows about me and my online activities. Here we show you which privacy and security settings can help you reduce the information Amazon holds about you.
Asia-Pacific CIO explains how Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty remained in operation during last year's Japan earthquake.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense discusses need for industry and government collaboration to fight cyberthreats.
At the RSA conference in San Francisco, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter talks about the need for the public and private sector to work together in defending the civilian infrastructure from cyberthreats.
The Google Mini takes much of the hassle out of deploying a search engine, doesn’t cost the earth and, best of all, it’s from Google: a winning combination.
Sony's ultra thin and ultra stylish T series Cyber-shot is back with the 6-megapixel DSCT9.
Network Box combines all that’s good in a managed security service with an affordable, locally installed and monitored appliance -- a winning combination for companies with limited resources.
The main selling point of the MailFrontier Gateway Appliance is its delightfully straightforward management interface. The hardware and software are both well specified, and can provide a high level of protection against common mail-borne security threats.
The ZyWALL 35 UTM appliance combines all the basic security tools required to protect a small business network, and deploys them at the Internet gateway where they are most useful. Professional help with deployment may be required, however, and it doesn’t do away entirely with the need for desktop and server-side protection.
Norton AntiVirus 2006 improves its detection and removal of spyware and adware but lags behind the more proactive McAfee VirusScan 2006.
Check Point's Connectra 2.0 compares well on functionality and price with other enterprise-level SSL VPN solutions, with the added bonus of application and new endpoint security features.
Simple to deploy and easy to manage, the Blue Coat Spyware Interceptor is a cost-effective way of identifying and blocking spyware infections without the need to configure and manage software on individual client PCs.
Pest Patrol Anti-Spyware doesn't score highly in user-friendly or speed terms, although it is a extensively documented and perfectly competent Spyware removal solution.
The Proventia M10 appliance provides impressive and comprehensive network security at a surprisingly affordable price. However, it’s not as easy to deploy and manage as some of the alternatives and, as such, may not meet all small business requirements.
An 802.11g wireless router with an integrated ADSL modem suitable for multiple PC homes and small offices.
D-Link's DCS-5300G is no real match for a dedicated wired and monitored solution, but it's also nowhere near as expensive.
This SSL-based VPN appliance will appeal to enterprises with large numbers of remote users to manage, where the scalability and clustering facilities help it stand out from the crowd.
Although it's beyond the means of most small businesses, InterSpect is worth consideration by larger enterprises concerned about growing internal threats to their networks.
This is an impressive big-company email security solution with top-name antivirus and anti-spam tools. But this market is very crowded, and alternatives do more for less.