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Want To Destroy Any Hope Of Serious Cybersecurity? Give The DOJ Its Desired Backdoor Wiretaps On All Communications

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The Obama administration has supposedly been "considering" the latest version of the DOJ's plan to require backdoor wiretapping abilities in any form of digital communication. If you don't recall, the FBI asks for this basically every year. The latest version would lead to fines for any company that doesn't build...
Want To Destroy Any Hope Of Serious Cybersecurity? Give The DOJ Its Desired Backdoor Wiretaps On All Communications

Firefox to block content based on Java, Reader, and Silverlight

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Mozilla engineers plan to disable Java, Adobe Reader, and Microsoft Silverlight capabilities in their flagship Firefox browser in a move aimed at improving security and performance. By default, Firefox will load content based on all three plugins only after users click an icon that explicitly permits it. The feature,...
Firefox to block content based on Java, Reader, and Silverlight

ARM, Gemalto and G&D form joint-venture to secure mobile devices, improve privacy

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British semiconductor and software design company ARM has today announced that it is to form a new joint-venture with digital security company Gemalto and financial security firm Giesecke & Devrient to establish a security standard for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and games consoles. The new company will form a “Trusted Execution...
ARM, Gemalto and G&D form joint-venture to secure mobile devices, improve privacy

Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican Gauntlets

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The U.S. Senate is about to deliberate a highly revised cybersecurity bill - one that last weekend won the endorsement of President Obama. The current version of the bill no longer contains measures that would essentially declare any device that may at some point contain critical government information - even via...
Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican Gauntlets

Security Manager's Journal: Upgrading, and looking for the best we can afford

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Several of the company's security technologies are reaching end of life. It's a new experience for our manager to be improving security measures instead of closing gaps....
Security Manager's Journal: Upgrading, and looking for the best we can afford

Apple's Next iPhone Might Be Unlockable By The Owner's Fingerprint

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The end of the smartphone passcode could be at hand, if technology companies have their way. Apple is said to be planning to introduce an iPhone that can be unlocked by the owner's fingerprint, while other manufacturers are thought to be experimenting with iris scanning and voice recognition. Speculation about...
Apple's Next iPhone Might Be Unlockable By The Owner's Fingerprint
New iPhones Still Expected to Launch in June/July, Fingerprint Sensor for iPhone 5S?

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, ZNGA, TWX)

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Good morning! Here's the news. Apple design leader Jony Ive is pushing to make iOS to be simpler and cleaner. Samsung's chief product officer says ex-Android leader Andy Rubin was a visionary, but could be very stubborn. Google's Android team is also building a smart watch. Google chairman Eric Schmidt...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, ZNGA, TWX)

Cloud Computing Tools: Improving Security Through Visibility and Automation

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Current management tools ease (but certainly don't end) cloud security jitters....
Cloud Computing Tools: Improving Security Through Visibility and Automation

Execs Remain Confident On Security While All Is Not Well, Survey Shows

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The people in charge of security at large companies and organizations appear to have a pretty high opinion of their abilities and their preparations for attacks by hackers and other security incidents, even if they evidence shows they’re fooling themselves. According to a new survey out today by PwC Consulting...
Execs Remain Confident On Security While All Is Not Well, Survey Shows

BlackBerry Enterprise Solution security feature may infringe Nokia patent

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Last Wednesday I attended a first hearing on one of various Nokia v. RIM lawsuits at the Munich I Regional Court. While nothing happened that would have required an immediate report, there are a couple of tidbits worth sharing.First post-arbitration Nokia-RIM court hearingThis was the first Nokia-RIM encounter in a courtroom...
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution security feature may infringe Nokia patent

EU Releases Guide for Improving Security in Cloud Contracts

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Users need to become better at asking cloud providers questions about the finer points of availability and vulnerability management in contracts, according to a......
EU Releases Guide for Improving Security in Cloud Contracts

Obama, Cybersecurity, And The Return of CIPSA

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The more things change the more they stay the same. With the strike of his pen Tuesday, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at bolstering the nation's cyber defenses and improving security. Later that night, in his State of the Union address, the President preached about the need to...
Obama, Cybersecurity, And The Return of CIPSA
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