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Gatekeeper, Sandboxing and the Evolution of OS X Apps

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Since personal computers became a thing, we've always been free to install any app we like as long as the code was compatible on a very basic level. No approval processes. No regulation. OS X has been no exception. But this week, two things happened in Appleland that could...
Gatekeeper, Sandboxing and the Evolution of OS X Apps

Facebook Rolls Out New Security Features to Fight Hackers http://bit.ly/cXYTuQ

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Facebook Rolls Out New Security Features to Fight Hackers http://bit.ly/cXYTuQ

Java browser plug-in on OS X re-enabled with update to Java 7

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Reports earlier this week noted that Apple had recently once again blocked Java 7 browser plug-ins on OS X. While the exact reason was unclear, a terminal workaround is no longer required as today Oracle released update 13 for Java 7 for Mac OS X. The critical patch brings over...
Java browser plug-in on OS X re-enabled with update to Java 7

Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners

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Facebook is stepping up its security focus to better protect users from malicious links and malware. The social networking giant on Tuesday announced seven new additions to the its Antivirus Marketplace. The new security partners include Avast, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Panda, Total Defense, and Webroot. Those companies join existing partners...
Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners

Thwart Social Media Crisises With Brand New Hootsuite Security Suite Social Tool

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With the overwhelming number of recent hacks social security has been one of the hottest topics in social. The popular social media management platform Hootsuite is looking to capitalize on this growing trend with their new Security Services feature. This new suite of services is available today... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Thwart Social Media Crisises With Brand New Hootsuite Security Suite Social Tool

IBM Takes a Big Data Approach to Security

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Smartphones, cloud computing and the data explosion promise a revolution in communications, cost-savings and knowledge discovery. But those technology advances also open the door to a host of new security threats. I.B.M. is introducing new security products that rely on Big Data technology to tackle the data-security problem....
IBM Takes a Big Data Approach to Security

Windows 8 Security: What's New

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Windows 8 is a major OS overhaul, but some of the most important additions might be the ones you can't see. Here's a look at Windows 8's new security tools and features....
Windows 8 Security: What's New
HTC settles federal case over its smartphones and tablets logging your data
Mozilla preparing Mac code signing for Mountain Lion’s Gatekeeper

Evernote adds two-step authentication, access management to accounts

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Evernote has added three new security features to help its users keep their accounts safe. The inclusion of two-step authentication, access history, and authorized app management comes two months after the note-taking service suffered an attack by hackers, which forced the company to reset all passwords for its near 50-million...
Evernote adds two-step authentication, access management to accounts
Will AMD Pull an ARM Chip Out of Its Hat?
Google's Android malware scanner detects only 15 percent of malicious code in test

Massive payment card upgrade has mixed results in Australia

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Despite a years-long upgrade of Australia's payment systems, fraudsters are still profiting, leaving a questionable record for a vast program to equip debit and credit cards with new security features....
Massive payment card upgrade has mixed results in Australia

Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

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We interrupt our wall-to-wall laptop and Windows 8 coverage to bring you some news about... chips. Specifically, Intel's latest ultra low voltage chips, and new features they'll bring to Ultrabooks, in particular. Here at Chipzilla's Computex keynote, we just got a demo of a new security feature that causes...
Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)
Facebook gives users more security controls with Malware Checkpoint

Tripwire acquires nCircle to form new security giant

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You're going to be hearing the name Tripwire a lot more, and the name nCircle a lot less probably. Tripwire announced today that it is acquiring nCircle--making it one of the biggest companies in information security. The combined company will be a powerhouse in the security industry. Combined, Tripwire...
Tripwire acquires nCircle to form new security giant

Symantec says pcAnywhere safe again with new security patch

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Symantec has released a security patch for its pcAnywhere application, declaring it now safe to use again. The patch follows Symantec’s warning last week for all users to disable the product after the company discovered that the source code had been stolen back in 2006, meaning users were at greater...
Symantec says pcAnywhere safe again with new security patch

Twitter implements DMARC standard to fight phishing

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Twitter has implemented DMARC, a standard for preventing email spoofing, in order to make it harder for attackers to send phishing emails that appear to come from twitter.com addresses. Twitter users are constantly targeted in phishing attacks that try to pass rogue emails as official communications from the company....
Twitter implements DMARC standard to fight phishing

Google Apps highlights — 3/26/2010

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This is part of a regular series of Google Apps updates that we post every couple of weeks. Look for the label "Google Apps highlights" and subscribe to the series. - Ed.We've been busy over the last couple weeks launching updates to make Google Apps more useful, whether you use...
Google Apps highlights — 3/26/2010

Evernote plans two-factor authentication following last week's hack

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In a move that's often more reactive than proactive these days, Evernote has shared plans to add two-factor authentication to its login process. This latest announcement follows last week's hacking attack and subsequent site-wide password reset, and will be available to all of the site's 50 million users beginning...
Evernote plans two-factor authentication following last week's hack

Security Hole Allows Pirates to Get a Legitimate Windows 8 Activation for Free

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A new security hole has been discovered in Microsoft’s product activation process that allows pirates to get a free legitimate activation of Windows 8 using the current Windows Media Center upgrade promotion. Pirates have been having a harder time with Windows 8 because Microsoft no longer allows volume keys...
Security Hole Allows Pirates to Get a Legitimate Windows 8 Activation for Free
Meteor fortifies framework with authentication, user account controls

Security Manager's Journal: R&D's new security lab is a promising step

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For once, security isn't an afterthought, as the R&D department plans its own sandbox for testing the company's software products....
Security Manager's Journal: R&D's new security lab is a promising step
Here's How Amazon Will Win Over The CIA And Keep Rivals Away From The $80 Billion Cloud-Computing Market (AMZN)

To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools

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Software and SaaS security company Cenzic is today launching a new security product for mobile application developers which will allow for the testing of mobile apps on any platform – iOS, Android, J2ME, and more. The product will be the first that can test products without requiring developers to submit...
To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools
One year after the infamous raid on his mansion, Kim Dotcom returns with launch of new Mega site

Briefly: QuickTime security update, LaCie PetiteKey

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Apple has released a new security update for the Windows version of QuickTime. The update resolves several issues that could lead to an unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution when viewing a maliciously crafted PICT file, website, TeXML file, or Targa file. The updated version of QuickTime can be...
Briefly: QuickTime security update, LaCie PetiteKey

Adobe Reader and Acrobat get another layer of security

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Adobe announced new security features this week for its Reader and Acrobat XI products, including enhanced sandboxing, Force ASLR, PDF whitelisting, and Elliptic Curve Cryptography. In addition to a number of new features enhancing Reader's and Acrobat's PDF-creation capabilities, these security measures add another layer atop previous changes that have...
Adobe Reader and Acrobat get another layer of security
New Megaupload will use advanced encryption to evade copyright cops

Apple Updates Mountain Lion Developer Preview With New Security Features

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Apple has issued a new update for Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 via the Mac App Store. It was first noticed by Twitter user @Lhunar and introduces the new Mountain Lion Security Update system. The new system does daily checks for security updates as Apple ramps up its security protocols...
Apple Updates Mountain Lion Developer Preview With New Security Features
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