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Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

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The same platforms which helped give Apple its rise have also contributed to its rising vulnerability. This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices. A CVE is "the international standard for...
Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

Apple's AuthenTec buy already under 'investigation' for class-action suit

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Following the announcement of Apple's purchase of AuthenTec on Friday, a pair of law firms are "investigating" the security company's board of directors for possible breaches of fiduciary responsibility....
Apple's AuthenTec buy already under 'investigation' for class-action suit

Report details successful China-based cyber espionage

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Online security company Trend Micro report uncovers ongoing campaign of infiltrating industrial sites in Japan and India as well as Tibetan activists. [Read more]...
Report details successful China-based cyber espionage
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NSA Director blames China for a 'great deal' of military-related data theft

Hey Security Companies: Stop Your Scare-Tactic Marketing

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What do you call an organism that thrives off the misfortune or mistakes of another?  A lawyer.  Here's another term that works: parasite. And when it comes to the marketing and communication of Internet and Web-based security products, that is an apt metaphor.  Think about it. If you are a...
Hey Security Companies: Stop Your Scare-Tactic Marketing

BitDefender traces MiniDuke espionage malware back to June 2011

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Romanian security company BitDefender has traced the cyber-espionage malware "MiniDuke" back to June 2011, more than a year and a half before the campaign was uncovered...
BitDefender traces MiniDuke espionage malware back to June 2011

Patch Tuesday Doesn't Fix Public Internet Explorer Issues

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Today as part of its regular Patch Tuesday cycle of updates to its various software products, Microsoft released 9 bulletins that included fixes for a total of 14 vulnerabilities. It wasn’t a heavy set of updates compared to prior months. Which is in some way a problem, as a key flaw in Internet Explorer wasn’t...
Patch Tuesday Doesn't Fix Public Internet Explorer Issues

Kobo's greatest asset? It's not Amazon

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The warm welcome for Kobo's new e-reader is hardly surprising given the anti-Amazon feeling at the London Book FairKobo launched a new e-reader at last week's London Book Fair: the Aura HD. Clearly taking aim at Amazon's ever-expanding Kindle lineup, the Aura comes with the highest definition screen of any...
Kobo's greatest asset? It's not Amazon
T-Mobile Android phones to come with Lookout Mobile pre-installed

Apple, Google remove Trojan spamming app from app stores

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The Find and Call app would capture users' phone book contacts and transmit them to a remote server, security company Kasperky Lab discovered. [Read more]...
Apple, Google remove Trojan spamming app from app stores

Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

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Microsoft co-founder reveals 3% of security group which was criticised for chaotic Olympics performanceBill Gates has bought a £110m stake in G4S, the security company trying to rebuild its reputation following its chaotic performance during the London 2012 Olympics.Representatives of the Microsoft co-founder's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

Super Bowl sting: Feds seize domains from illegal sports streaming sites

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The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a new round of domain seizures today targeted at websites that provide access to illegal live sports streaming video. It’s likely that the DOJ’s timing is directly related to this Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl championship football game, which has routinely become the most...
Super Bowl sting: Feds seize domains from illegal sports streaming sites

In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M

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Today, security company Palo Alto Networks reported its first earnings after becoming a public company in July. Revenue for the fourth quarter grew 88 percent year-over-year to $75.6 million, compared with $40.2 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011. The company saw a GAAP net loss for the fiscal...
In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M
One In Four Mobile Users Keep Dirty Pics Or Vids On Their Smartphone, And We All Know It's You

Israel, you’ve got mojo, but where’s your Instagram?

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The curse of the small company Israel’s start up economy is hotter than ever. But a question haunts entrepreneurs there: Why are Israeli start-up hits generally so small? Where is their version of Instagram, the Silicon Valley-based photo-sharing company that Facebook just bought for $1 billion within 18 months of...
Israel, you’ve got mojo, but where’s your Instagram?
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Apple wanted AuthenTec's "new technology" ASAP for future products
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Russian malware mines bitcoins through botnet

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A Russian porn site is delivering malware that uses the victims' computers to mine bitcoins, according to research from ThreatTrack Security.The malware, named "Fareit," has been circulating on the Internet for at least six months and infects Windows computers. It has been modified to "mine" the virtual currency, said...
Russian malware mines bitcoins through botnet

How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday

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Now that Turkey Day is finally passed, it’s time to fix yourself a Thanksgiving Sandwich and fire up the old computer to snag the latest deals on one of the fastest-growing shopping holidays around, Cyber Monday. The National Retail Federation estimates that more than half of online retailers will be...
How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday

Amazon sacks German security firm following 'neo-Nazi' allegations

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Amazon has reportedly ended its relationship with a German security company that was accused of having far-right links and mistreating foreign workers at the U.S. firm’s distribution centers. Hensel European Security Services’s (HESS) methods were the subject of a documentary last week by the German TV channel ARD, which used...
Amazon sacks German security firm following 'neo-Nazi' allegations

Dive Into Mobile Gets Even More Global With Xiaomi's Bin, NQ Mobile's Khan and Ushahidi's Rotich

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The upcoming D:Dive Into Mobile, on Oct. 29 and 30 in New York City, aims to tell the story of how cellphones are changing lives around the world, and our three latest speakers will be a key part of that effort. Bin Lin is the co-founder and president of the upstart Xiaomi...
Dive Into Mobile Gets Even More Global With Xiaomi's Bin, NQ Mobile's Khan and Ushahidi's Rotich

Apple buys mobile security company Authentec Inc for $365 million

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Mobile security company Authentec Inc. announced this morning that it has been acquired by Apple for $8 a share, which equates to $365 million. From Authentec Inc’s website: AuthenTec is a leading provider of mobile and network security. Our diverse product and technology offering helps protect individuals and organizations through secure...
Apple buys mobile security company Authentec Inc for $365 million

Security firm VUPEN claims to have hacked Windows 8 and IE10

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Windows 8 was released late last week, and already this week French security firm VUPEN says it has broken Microsoft’s latest and greatest security features. The company claims it already has a 0-day exploit for Windows 8 and IE10, thanks to the combination of multiple exploits it chained together. The...
Security firm VUPEN claims to have hacked Windows 8 and IE10

Cisco buys cloud, virtual machine security company Virtuata

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Cisco officials announced today that the company will purchase Virtuata, a company specializing in virtual-machine security. As eWeek reports, the move will expand Cisco's data center and cloud portfolio, an area the company has been looking to focus on for some time.......
Cisco buys cloud, virtual machine security company Virtuata

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

T-Mobile beefs up Android security with malware protection

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The carrier partners with mobile security company Lookout to preload free malware- and virus-protection software into select Android devices. [Read more]...
T-Mobile beefs up Android security with malware protection

Serious Apache Exploit Discovered

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bennyboy64 writes "An IT security company has discovered a serious exploit in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database. ZDNet reports the vulnerability exists in Apache's core mod_isapi module. By exploiting the module, an attacker could remotely gain system privileges...
Serious Apache Exploit Discovered
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