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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

Google Close To Launching Google Drive, Foxconn Servers Hacked, Google Wallet Security Snag Demoed

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Google Launching Cloud Drive Soon? Google's Drive, a cloud storage service powered by the search giant, may be close to launch, the Wall Street Journal has heard. Such a cloud storage service (if free) could directly challenge reigning Web...
Google Close To Launching Google Drive, Foxconn Servers Hacked, Google Wallet Security Snag Demoed

Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

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You may want to think twice before using someone else's charger next time your iPhone's battery life is running low. Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology claim to have invented a charger that can install malware on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The team will show off...
Your iPhone can be hacked with a malicious charger

Box Adds Admin and Security Features for Business

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Box has always targeted businesses more than consumers, and these new features make the Box cloud storage service even more uniquely suited for business customers....
Box Adds Admin and Security Features for Business

Pocket.do: Control your Android phone's camera from a browser and locate it on a map if it's stolen

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We’ve previously covered a number of services that let you tap the power of your mobile phone from a browser on your computer – for example there’s MySMS which syncs your texts across mobile, Web and desktop. It’s like iMessage for the rest of us, and works across multiple platforms....
Pocket.do: Control your Android phone's camera from a browser and locate it on a map if it's stolen
TI chip in Lightning cable could allow iOS devices to save electricity when charging

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

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)

Look who’s reinventing the firewall

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Goaded on by a smaller rival, Cisco is changing its approach to firewall technology. FORTUNE — For the past few years Cisco’s firewall business has been losing market share to a much smaller rival called Palo Alto Networks. Now the network equipment giant is set to unveil its answer to...
Look who’s reinventing the firewall

A guide to protecting your information on the New Facebook

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Filed under: Security, Features, Web services, Social Software By now, you've probably heard that Facebook has made some big changes that affect your privacy. However, you might not know what they are. So far, the changes have been explained in the language of the people that they benefit: companies and...
A guide to protecting your information on the New Facebook

Samsung ups the pressure on RIM as it launches its SAFE system for enterprises in Europe

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Not content with record profits and smartphone marketshare, Samsung is continuing its efforts to rival RIM for a share of the corporate world after it brought its SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise) system to Europe, which it explains is the first step of its  global rollout. RIM’s BlackBerry devices have long...
Samsung ups the pressure on RIM as it launches its SAFE system for enterprises in Europe

Samsung Just Made A Brilliant Move To Steal Business From Apple

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Earlier this week, Samsung announced its latest way to win business from Apple: a technology called Samsung Knox. Knox is a new feature that is part of Samsung's SAFE program (which stands for Samsung For Enterprises). It lets you divide your phone into two halves, one side for work and one...
Samsung Just Made A Brilliant Move To Steal Business From Apple

Twitter looks to add two-factor authentication to stop password hacks

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Twitter is looking to add another layer of protection to its user authentication. After having at least 250,000 accounts' passwords compromised in an attack against its service last week, Twitter apparently plans to implement two-factor authentication as an option to help users better protect their accounts—or at least it's...
Twitter looks to add two-factor authentication to stop password hacks

Plextor trots out M5M series mSATA drives at CES

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Plextor just unearthed a new lineup of mSATA drives that will be targeted at enthusiasts looking to give their ultraportables an additional shot of adrenaline. Known as the M5M series, the diminutive chips will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB sizes, each which boast a highly respectable sequential read...
Plextor trots out M5M series mSATA drives at CES
Meteor fortifies framework with authentication, user account controls

BlackBerry details unique security features in OS 10

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The recent release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system sets the stage for a security evolution as well, according to Alex Manea, manager of security services at BlackBerry. For one thing, the BlackBerry 10 OS is distinct from any previous BlackBerry OS in that it provides a way to...
BlackBerry details unique security features in OS 10

New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

www.electronista.com
Security firm Intego's virus team has identified a new Trojan horse targeting the Mac platform. The Trojan, called Crisis, has yet to be seen in the wild, but Intego says it is engineered to make analysis of the malware difficult for security experts. Intego has stresses alertness regarding the new...
New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

Toshiba's Portege Z10t detachable Ultrabook available now for $1,499

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When Toshiba first teased the Portege Z10t business Ultrabook at IDF Beijing last month, our initial hands-on went as smoothly as things usually go at trade shows: we bum-rushed the stage to take a few photos, while company reps declined to answer any of our questions. Fortunately for all...
Toshiba's Portege Z10t detachable Ultrabook available now for $1,499
One year after the infamous raid on his mansion, Kim Dotcom returns with launch of new Mega site
AT&T jumps into home automation and security with Digital Life
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

Dropbox Sharing Gets Ridiculously Easy With Links

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In the words of Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, sharing documents and other files online is “bafflingly, still really difficult.” You could argue that Dropbox has already done its part in making that process a little easier, but with a new feature launching today, Houston and his team have tried to...
Dropbox Sharing Gets Ridiculously Easy With Links

Future versions of CyanogenMod won't enable root by default

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Many technically-inclined Android users "root" their devices, a process that allows them to circumvent some of the operating system's built-in restrictions by running at an elevated superuser privilege level. Although rooting opens up sophisticated capabilities that wouldn't otherwise be available, it also exposes the user to some risks. It...
Future versions of CyanogenMod won't enable root by default

Twitter security braces for further attacks

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Micro-blogging site Twitter has upgraded security features in a bid to combat the growing number of hacking attacks.    ...
Twitter security braces for further attacks

The version of Jelly Bean you've been waiting for arrives

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Google's next mobile operating system, Android 4.2, has been officially launched. The update, which was previously rumored to carry the moniker Key Lime Pie but instead carries the "Jelly Bean" branding, brings a ton of new things to Android, including beefed up security features, gesture typing, updates to the Google Play...
The version of Jelly Bean you've been waiting for arrives
BII REPORT: How Native Apps Still Reign Supreme Over HTML5

Dell Windows 8 Tablet Specs Leak

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Dell's forthcoming tablet looks like standard stuff, plus some business-friendly security features....
Dell Windows 8 Tablet Specs Leak
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