ITworld Security http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/49/all en Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm http://www.itworld.com/security/415018/windows-xps-retirement-turns-major-security-project-chinese-firm Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China&#039;s leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415018/windows-xps-retirement-turns-major-security-project-chinese-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415018/windows-xps-retirement-turns-major-security-project-chinese-firm#comments Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:42:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 415018 at http://www.itworld.com Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling http://www.itworld.com/security/415014/court-rejects-lavabit-appeal-cites-improper-procedural-handling A U.S. federal court has affirmed contempt charges against Lavabit, rejecting an attempt by company attorneys to argue new issues on appeal.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415014/court-rejects-lavabit-appeal-cites-improper-procedural-handling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415014/court-rejects-lavabit-appeal-cites-improper-procedural-handling#comments IT Management Legal Security News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:51:14 +0000 IDGNS staff 415014 at http://www.itworld.com Fortinet, McAfee, Trend Micro, Bitdefender battle in socially-engineered malware prevention test http://www.itworld.com/security/415002/fortinet-mcafee-trend-micro-bitdefender-battle-socially-engineered-malware-preventio Socially-engineered malware tries to trick users into downloading and executing malicious code through tactics that include everything from fake antivirus to fake utilities to fake upgrades to the operating system and trojanized applications. NSS Labs tested several endpoint security products to see how well each would block these attacks.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415002/fortinet-mcafee-trend-micro-bitdefender-battle-socially-engineered-malware-preventio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415002/fortinet-mcafee-trend-micro-bitdefender-battle-socially-engineered-malware-preventio#comments Security News BitDefender fortinet McAfee Trend Micro Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:28 +0000 IDGNS staff 415002 at http://www.itworld.com How much is personal information actually worth to hackers? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/security/question/how-much-personal-information-actually-worth-hackers <p>All of the recent security issues in the news makes me curious - How much are my personal details and information worth in real dollars? Is there an actual "going price" on personal information in the “black hat” marketplace?</p> Security data theft hackers hacking Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:28:08 +0000 cchecca 414989 at http://www.itworld.com Teen arrested in Heartbleed attack against Canadian tax site http://www.itworld.com/security/414985/teen-arrested-heartbleed-attack-against-canadian-tax-site Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using the Heartbleed bug to steal data about taxpayers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/414985/teen-arrested-heartbleed-attack-against-canadian-tax-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/414985/teen-arrested-heartbleed-attack-against-canadian-tax-site#comments Data Protection Security News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:31:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 414985 at http://www.itworld.com 9 things you need to know before you store data in the cloud http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/414957/9-things-you-need-know-you-store-data-cloud The amount of electronic information (e.g., documents, images, emails, videos) organizations produce is staggering. Storing all your digital data in your data center can be expensive. That&#039;s why cloud storage -- which often comes at a fraction of the cost of storing the information on-premises -- has become increasingly popular.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/414957/9-things-you-need-know-you-store-data-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/414957/9-things-you-need-know-you-store-data-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Data Protection Internet Networking Security News cloud storage Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:15:33 +0000 IDGNS staff 414957 at http://www.itworld.com A simple cure for the cybersecurity skills shortage http://www.itworld.com/security/414953/simple-cure-cybersecurity-skills-shortage An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/414953/simple-cure-cybersecurity-skills-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/414953/simple-cure-cybersecurity-skills-shortage#comments Career IT Management Security Opinion IT jobs Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:10:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 414953 at http://www.itworld.com Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping http://www.itworld.com/security/414928/lavaboom-builds-encrypted-webmail-service-resist-snooping A new webmail service called Lavaboom promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users&#039; private encryption keys or message contents.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/414928/lavaboom-builds-encrypted-webmail-service-resist-snooping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/414928/lavaboom-builds-encrypted-webmail-service-resist-snooping#comments Data Protection Internet Networking On-demand Software Security Unified Communications News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:27:12 +0000 IDGNS staff 414928 at http://www.itworld.com Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes http://www.itworld.com/software/414927/oracle-identifies-products-affected-heartbleed-work-remains-fixes Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/414927/oracle-identifies-products-affected-heartbleed-work-remains-fixes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/414927/oracle-identifies-products-affected-heartbleed-work-remains-fixes#comments Cloud Computing Internet IT Management Networking On-demand Software Security Software News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 414927 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches http://www.itworld.com/windows/414908/microsoft-slashes-windows-xp-custom-support-prices-just-days-axing-public-patches Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/414908/microsoft-slashes-windows-xp-custom-support-prices-just-days-axing-public-patches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/414908/microsoft-slashes-windows-xp-custom-support-prices-just-days-axing-public-patches#comments Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Windows XP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:00:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 414908 at http://www.itworld.com LaCie warns hackers may have customer info, credit cards after year-long breach http://www.itworld.com/security/414906/lacie-warns-hackers-may-have-customer-info-credit-cards-after-year-long-breach For almost an entire year, malicious attackers may have been harvesting customer information including credit card data.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/414906/lacie-warns-hackers-may-have-customer-info-credit-cards-after-year-long-breach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/414906/lacie-warns-hackers-may-have-customer-info-credit-cards-after-year-long-breach#comments Data Protection Security News data breach LaCie Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:40:16 +0000 IDGNS staff 414906 at http://www.itworld.com Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint and reclaim your privacy http://www.itworld.com/security/414893/leave-no-trace-tips-cover-your-digital-footprint-and-reclaim-your-privacy Reduce your exposure to spying eyes with sandboxing, disk encryption and more.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/414893/leave-no-trace-tips-cover-your-digital-footprint-and-reclaim-your-privacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/414893/leave-no-trace-tips-cover-your-digital-footprint-and-reclaim-your-privacy#comments Operating Systems Security Software Windows News privacy Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:05:11 +0000 IDGNS staff 414893 at http://www.itworld.com Telefónica starts exchange for targeted mobile ads http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414875/telef-nica-starts-exchange-targeted-mobile-ads Telecom operator Telefónica has launched the first mobile ad-exchange platform to use the operator&#039;s customer demographics and real-time location data to serve targeted mobile ads, the company said on Wednesday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414875/telef-nica-starts-exchange-targeted-mobile-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414875/telef-nica-starts-exchange-targeted-mobile-ads#comments Mobile & Wireless Security News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 414875 at http://www.itworld.com German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login http://www.itworld.com/security/414874/german-researchers-hack-galaxy-s5-fingerprint-login It took just four days for German researchers to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5&#039;s fingerprint scanner into accepting a mold of a fingerprint instead of a real finger.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/414874/german-researchers-hack-galaxy-s5-fingerprint-login" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/414874/german-researchers-hack-galaxy-s5-fingerprint-login#comments Mobile & Wireless Security News biometrics Galaxy S5 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:04 +0000 IDGNS staff 414874 at http://www.itworld.com Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says http://www.itworld.com/security/414839/ukraine-tensions-could-hurt-international-security-efforts-kaspersky-says International conflicts such as the current tensions over Ukraine could stand in the way of global cooperation on cybersecurity, according to the founder of Kaspersky Lab.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/414839/ukraine-tensions-could-hurt-international-security-efforts-kaspersky-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/414839/ukraine-tensions-could-hurt-international-security-efforts-kaspersky-says#comments Government IT Management Security News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:27:59 +0000 IDGNS staff 414839 at http://www.itworld.com