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  • LAPD drops Google Apps plan

    Posted January 13, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    After more than two years of work, the city of Los Angeles has abandoned its effort to migrate its police operations to Google's hosted email and office application platform because it says the service cannot meet FBI security requirements. Insider (registration required)
  • Oracle to issue 78 patches, including 27 for MySQL

    Posted January 13, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    Oracle is set on Tuesday to release 78 security fixes for vulnerabilities in its database, middleware and applications, according to a preview announcement posted to the company's website this week.
  • Android insecurity a myth, Motorola exec says

    Posted January 13, 2012 - 7:29 am

    It's a myth that Android isn't secure and is difficult for IT managers to control, contended a top Motorola Mobile executive in an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show.
  • IBM software eases role-based security operations

    Posted January 12, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    IBM this week announced an identity-management analytics tool that eases what can be a tedious job for information-technology managers -- defining roles for employees in order to establish policy-based access to a network and application resources.
  • Cisco sending enterprises to the cloud

    Posted January 12, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    In an effort to accommodate enterprise users looking to implement private and hybrid clouds, Cisco in the coming months will unveil an "integrated" WAN routing system of existing, but enhanced, products.
  • Lawsuit claims Symantec sells scareware-like products

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 2:29 pm

    Symantec has been accused in a lawsuit of California's unfair competition laws and fraudulent inducement by using scareware-like tactics to trick users into buying licenses for its PC utility-type products.
  • Anti-SOPA crew woos gaming giant Electronic Arts

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 11:28 am

    A new petition on Change.org, whose previous petitions have brought about policy reversals at Bank of America and Verizon regarding proposed new fees, is urging gaming powerhouse Electronic Arts to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act.
  • Oracle's latest Java moves frustrate users and vendors

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 7:24 am

    The company is under fire for modularization, licensing, and security issues
  • US Commission probing if India intercepted its emails

    Posted January 9, 2012 - 11:41 pm

    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) has asked for an investigation after hackers posted online a memo purportedly from India's military, which claimed that the country had intercepted emails of USCC officials with the help of Nokia, Research In Motion, and Apple.
  • E-voting machine freezes, misreads votes, U.S. agency says

    Posted January 6, 2012 - 7:23 am

    An electronic ballot scanning device set for use in this year's presidential elections, misreads ballots, fails to log critical events and is prone to freezes and sudden lockups, the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission found.
  • Symantec investigates possible leak of Norton AntiVirus source code

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 6:31 pm

    Symantec is investigating claims by a group of hackers that they are in possession of source code for its Norton AntiVirus (NAV) product.
  • Could cost pressures undermine data protection?

    Posted January 4, 2012 - 4:10 am

    Data protection and freedom of information are under threat from the continuing economic recession, according to the Information Commissioner's Office - which has published its strategy for the coming year and beyond.
  • CIOs disconnected from business execs

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    CIOs and their fellow executives have conflicting priorities on cost and competitors, says our 2012 State of the CIO survey.
  • Flaw in web app frameworks pushes Microsoft to patch ASP.net promptly

    Posted December 29, 2011 - 9:37 am

    Many web app frameworks are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack targeting the way they handle hash tables, researchers revealed Wednesday, prompting Microsoft to announce an "out-of-band" patch for its ASP.NET platform just hours later.
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup flaws make wireless network brute-force attacks feasible

    Posted December 29, 2011 - 7:02 am

    Design flaws in the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) wireless standard can make it easier for attackers to obtain access codes for secured wireless networks by brute force.
  • Naval researchers pioneer TCP-based spam detection

    Posted December 23, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    A group of researchers from the U.S. Naval Academy has developed a technique for analyzing email traffic in real-time to identify spam messages as they come across the wire, simply using information from the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) packets that carry the messages.
  • Windows 8 picture password is 'Fisher-Price toy' says father of 2-factor authentication

    Posted December 22, 2011 - 4:29 pm

    The Windows 8 feature that logs users in if they touch certain points in a photo in the right order might be fun, but it's not very good security, according to the inventor of RSA's SecurID token.
  • Sophos updates mobile device management platform

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    Latest version of Sophos Mobile Control includes reporting dashboard for compliance enforcement
  • Mozilla launches Firefox 9, speeds up JavaScript

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 1:30 pm

    Mozilla on Tuesday shipped Firefox 9, claiming that the new browser processes JavaScript up to 36% faster than its predecessor.
  • LibreOffice backers want community to join 'bug hunt'

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    The organization behind LibreOffice is hoping community members will help it uncover problems with an upcoming release of the open-source office suite via an international "bug hunt" next week.
  • UK gov't concerned about BlackBerry porn

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 10:26 am

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) was summoned to a meeting with the UK communications regulator Ofcom yesterday, after it emerged that children are able to view pornography on its smartphones.
  • Security minefield: 'Bring your own device' will bedevil IT security in 2012

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 7:27 am

    The rapid adoption of the newest mobile devices -- especially the Apple iPhone and iPad and the Google Android-based equivalents -- will be a huge disruptive force in enterprise security next year. Not only will there be pressure to decide how to protect and manage these devices, which are growing as malware targets, the complexity of this task is magnified many times over because companies are allowing employees to use their own personal smartphones and tablets for business purposes -- what's sometime called "bring your own device" (BYOD).
  • 2011 Women of Influence award winners named

    Posted December 19, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    The 2011 Executive Women's Forum "Women of Influence" Awards were celebrated recently at the annual EWF event in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Japanese game maker Square Enix to reopen hacked site, says no private data lost

    Posted December 19, 2011 - 7:23 am

    Japanese game developer Square Enix said Monday that no private data was stolen when a server for a fan site was hacked last week, and it plans to reopen the site to users by the end of the year.
  • Microsoft gets silent upgrade religion, will push IE auto-updates

    Posted December 15, 2011 - 9:08 am

    Microsoft will silently upgrade Internet Explorer starting next month, arguing that taking the responsibility out of the hands of users will keep the Web safer.
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