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Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems

NetworkWorld Security - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 05:10
Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling
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Israel-based software company claims police call recording software fixed

NetworkWorld Security - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 08:09
Nice Systems of Israel said it patched remaining critical flaws in its call recording software used by law enforcement, but the consultancy that discovered the risky flaws hasn't verified the fixes.
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University researchers test cyber-defense for nation's power grid

NetworkWorld Security - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 09:57
University researchers are testing whether a distributed computing system could be used to prevent a major blackout during a cyberattack on the nation's power grid.
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How to avoid cyberspies on Facebook, LinkedIn

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 08:43
The first line of defense against a social media-related attack recently perpetrated by a suspected Iranian hacker group is to teach employees how to spot cyberspies, experts say.
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New attack methods can 'brick' systems, defeat Secure Boot, researchers say

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 05:22
The Secure Boot security mechanism of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) can be bypassed on around half of computers that have the feature enabled in order to install bootkits, according to a security researcher.
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Global mobile roaming hub accessible from the Internet and vulnerable, researchers find

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:19
The GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) network, which carries roaming traffic among hundreds of mobile operators worldwide, contains Internet-reachable hosts that run vulnerable and unnecessary services, recent security scans reveal.
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House panel investigating FTC data breach enforcement

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:11
A U.S. House of Representatives committee has reportedly launched an investigation into the Federal Trade Commission's use of information from a peer-to-peer security vendor to bring a data breach complaint against a medical testing laboratory.
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Companies should already know how to protect data, FTC argues

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 03:15
The FTC has published enough information publicly for companies to know what it considers reasonable security practices for protecting sensitive data, an FTC official said.
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IBM patents technique for killing fraud, using click patterns

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 02:15
Someday, if you use your non-dominant hand to control your mouse or touchpad when you're say, shopping online, websites might interpret your irregular scrolling and clicking as a sign of fraud and require you to prove your identity, thanks to an IBM fraud-detection patent.
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Cloud provider FireHost's security chief brings lessons from the front lines

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 01:56
Jeff Schilling, who joined cloud hosting startup FireHost this week as chief security officer, knows a thing or two about cybersecurity.
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Hackers put security tool that finds payment card data into their arsenal

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 01:52
Like a crowbar, security software tools can be used for good and evil.
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Google starts accepting 'right to be forgotten' requests in Europe

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 01:39
Google has started accepting requests from Europeans wanting to remove search links to information on them that they find objectionable, following a controversial ruling earlier this month by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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Google pulls trigger, cripples some Chrome add-ons

NetworkWorld Security - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 01:11
Google is moving ahead with plans to aggressively lock down its Chrome browser by disabling most add-ons not installed from its curated app store and banning plug-ins built to a decades-old standard.
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Information overload: Finding signals in the noise

NetworkWorld Security - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:38
Signal-to-noise ratios are hard to manage. As a security professional, you want the threat data, you want the attack notifications and alerts, and you need intelligence. But, when there's too much coming in, those alerts and notifications fall to the wayside. They're easily dismissed and ignored.
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Massive Flash exploit campaign directed at Japan seeks financial data

NetworkWorld Security - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 09:49
An Adobe Flash player vulnerability is being used in attacks on a massive scale against Web users, mostly in Japan, to collect online banking details, according to new research from Symantec.
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Malvertising rise pushes ad industry to action

NetworkWorld Security - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 06:13
With hidden malware on the rise, the online advertising industry may finally have to get its governance act together.
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In baffling move, TrueCrypt open-source crypto project shuts down

NetworkWorld Security - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 01:28
In a bizarre move, the anonymous managers of the TrueCrypt open-source encryption project abruptly pulled the plug on the effort without explanation.
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Vessel-tracking system vulnerable to denial-of-service, other attacks, researchers say

NetworkWorld Security - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:21
Inexpensive equipment can be used to disrupt vessel-tracking systems and important communications between ships and port authorities, according to two security researchers.
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Iranian group created fake news organization as part of hacking campaign

NetworkWorld Security - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 00:10
A suspected Iranian hacker group seeded Facebook and LinkedIn with bogus profiles of attractive women and even created a fake online news organization to get digitally closer to more than 2,000 people whom it wanted to spy on.
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