Articles about Security
Online censorship watchdog Greatfire says that Microsoft was attacked over the weekend, causing havoc for Chinese users. [UPDATED with Microsoft statement]
Hollywood's new cybersecurity film Blackhat opened this weekend and bombed hard, despite high praise from infosec elites.
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.
The students have become the masters: How Estonia's tech prowess has inspired countries around the world
Last year Estonia's e-Governance Academy helped 26 countries to adopt or start getting acquainted with different digital government systems.
The United States government is gearing up for digital war, with classified documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden published by Germany's Der Spiegel outlining the agency's moves to appropriate foreign attacks for its own use.
The creator of the Linux kernel and Git has said that security issues should be publicly disclosed, not swept under the rug where vendors can leave them unsolved for years.
Google has stopped providing pre-KitKat patches for Android's built-in Web browser, but that doesn't mean you're left wide open to attacks.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending January 16, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Lack skills yourself? A new website allows you to find a hacker in minutes for revenge against an ex or to take down local competition.
The outage looks to be linked to issues with the hosting provider rather than cyber criminals.
Distibuted Denial of Service (DDoS) and routing attacks on online infrastructure increased last year according to a European agency for network security.
Surveillance agencies set up joint 'cyber cells' to share information and boost defences.
Four days after Google's Project Zero team disclosed an unpatched security bug in Windows, and drew rebuke from Redmond, another bug has exceeded Google's deadline and been made public.
Facebook would like to be your workplace social network with Facebook for Work. Would you use it? Would you trust it?
CENTCOM's Twitter "hack" shows perils of picking passwords, not a need for cybersecurity legislation
In case you were wondering, guessing a password doesn't constitute "hacking."
Ten attacks on corporations and individuals by hackers and governments, and all of them could have been prevented if people had followed best practices.
What are some of the best apps on the market to keep your iPhone and iPad safe, secure, and able to be located?
If you have just one password for everything it's easy to remember, but we all know that isn't safe. So how do you keep track of a large number of them - and not have to worry about it?
Behind on the news and hungry for more? Here's what we learned this week — including which city is doing more for tech than Silicon Valley, and Samsung's biggest ally.
There have been some pretty bad vulnerabilities before Heartbleed. Is it really any more severe than CodeRed or Blaster?
If you're late to upgrade or have decided not to change your operating system, check out these tips to keep the system as secure as possible.
This high tech, hurricane-resistant and ultra-secure facility in Fort Lauderdale is where Florida's elite store their exotic cars, precious valuables, works of art and wine collections.
Employees are prime targets for cybercrime attacks against your company. Find out the six top ways criminals gain access to your valuable data, IP, and more.
A wargame aimed at finding hidden cyber-security talent took place in Winston Churchill's wartime bunker.
Maintaining privacy online seems almost impossible, but there are a tools that can minimise the chances of your personal, financial or business data falling into the wrong hands.
What are some simple tips, tricks and best-practice methods of keeping yourself and your digital identity safe from hackers?
Behind on the news and hungry for more? Here's what we learned this week — from tweets leading to bank hacks, Windows XP lives, and who is the elusive Bitcoin inventor?
There are many reasons why users will be sticking with Windows XP after Microsoft ends all support next month. In the final analysis, none of them are good excuses.
Behind on the news and hungry for more? Here's what we learned this week — from webcam hacking, net neutrality, and all the things that are cheaper to buy than WhatsApp.
At informal infosec conference Security B-Sides SF, former Black Hat General Manager and current Global Strategist for Rapid7 Trey Ford outlined the gaps between hacking and legislation in America.
Although video is beginning to take up a large portion of traffic on the internet, search engines aren't yet at the stage where they can completely index and understand the content. ZDNet Australia speaks to Adobe on how to overcome these issues using metadata.
Speaking Tuesday at a Churchill Club event in Palo Alto, Calif., the country's Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel discusses innovation in the federal IT landscape. He says cybersecurity concerns should not be used as an excuse not to innovate.
Governments worldwide are investing in cyber armies and intelligence to counter growing online threats.
At the WWDC conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils iTunes Match, part of the company's new iCloud service. For a $24.99 annual fee, users can use iTunes Match to scan their music library for non-iTunes purchased songs. Apple then provides a DRM-free file of those songs for access from iCloud.
This is a good first attempt at a mail server security appliance, but it needs more development to challenge the longer-established vendors.
This mail server security appliance is child’s play to set up and manage, and great for companies with limited technical expertise.
Unique MailHurdle technology makes the RazorGate 100 stand out, but it's a little on the expensive side.
The Barracuda Spam Firewall 400 does its job well, but the extensive configuration options make it somewhat complicated to manage.
This appliance provides corporate-grade network protection that's both affordable and easy to live with -- a hard to beat combination for the smaller business.
Want to remain anonymous while you surf? Check out Tenebril's GhostSurf, which encrypts your Internet connection and provides some useful security-related utilities into the bargain.
ZoneAlarm Security Suite puts Norton Internet Security and McAfee Internet Security to shame with its easy-to-use features.ZoneAlarm's Security Suite is one of the best security suites we've seen.
Bargain hunters, ZoneAlarm with Antivirus is the security deal for you.Zone Labs' popular ZoneAlarm firewall, available in both free and fee versions, has always been a lone wolf in the realm of PC security.
McAfee AntiSpyware's automated spyware scanning makes this a sensible addition to any PC's security measures.McAfee AntiSpyware is a solid entry in the spyware-removal category.
This richly-featured gateway and firewall allows IT managers in small/medium-sized businesses to secure their networks easily.
This sleek and very thin Sony is good for on-the-go snapshots, but its photo quality is average.With a depth of only 8/10 of an inch, the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-T1 is one of the slimmest digital cameras we've seen.
ZoneAlarm Pro 4.0 is a great firewall for security novices, but you'll still need a separate anti-virus program.
This innovative solution provides a bridge between outsourced and in-house network security, and could appeal to many an SME.
Spybot blows the venerable Ad-aware out of the water when it comes to protecting you against ad-serving software.
PC Immobiliser is a simple device that should increase the security of any PC or notebook, and make it less attractive to thieves. The use of iButtons to restrict access to anyone who doesn’t have the correct token works seamlessly once set up.