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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
Solving IT headaches with a monitoring dashboard in the cloud

Apple Blocking iPhone Security Software

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Apple Blocking iPhone Security Software

The 411 on Phone Discounts

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Q: You recently mentioned the HTC One as being priced at $200. I’ve just been on the phone with my carrier T-Mobile, which offers me the HTC One for $100 down and $20 a month for 24 months. They explain they “no longer offer discounted phones” under their new world...
The 411 on Phone Discounts

Mobile crapware reaches new level: T-Mobile now bundling security apps on Android devices

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Just like Microsoft can’t stop OEMs from bundling crapware on Windows PCs, Google can’t stop carriers from bundling crapware on Android devices. Yet today we’ve reached a new level of junk status for pre-installed software: T-Mobile and Lookout have announced a partnership where Android devices sold by the carrier will...
Mobile crapware reaches new level: T-Mobile now bundling security apps on Android devices

Pentagon clearance for iOS could open even more doors for Apple in the private sector

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The Pentagon's decision to grant Apple the security clearance required for iOS 6 devices to go head-to-head with BlackBerry 10 and certain Samsung Galaxy S4 devices on secure military networks could have with a cascading effect that spills over into the private sector. BlackBerry 10 and the Samsung Galaxy...
Pentagon clearance for iOS could open even more doors for Apple in the private sector
VMware to virtualize networks with software incorporating Nicira's capabilities
Microsoft urges customers to download new security tool after discovering major IE9 vulnerability

Victorinox rolls out Jetsetter Swiss Army USB drives

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Victorinox Swiss Army added a new line of portable USB drives aimed at increasing the overall usability of thumb drives. The new Jetsetter line of USB drives packs flight-friendly Swiss Army implements into a detachable USB flash drive form factor along with security software specific to Macs. The Jetsetter line...
Victorinox rolls out Jetsetter Swiss Army USB drives
Malware and ice cream: the story of a Chinese government hacker
Apple subsidiary still not patching "security" software that is making Dell, Samsung, Lenovo PCs vulnerable

Popular security utilities for OS X put to the test

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A new and concise round of testing for some common Mac security software shows significant performance differences among them. [Read more]...
Popular security utilities for OS X put to the test
McAfee founder John McAfee comes across as a gun-toting lunatic in new book

Check Point plans to release document security software

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Check Point Software Technologies plans to introduce document security software that encrypts and controls access to files across an organization's various departments and also meets the growing need for corporate users to access company information on mobile devices, a company executive said....
Check Point plans to release document security software

Lookout's Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries

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Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is upgrading its mobile security app for Android phones today. The new version includes a sleeker management console, as well as a nifty feature in case your phone is lost and is losing battery life. For background,...
Lookout's Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries

China's Qihoo sees profit fall to $5.6 million in Q1 2013, even as revenue climbs 58.6%

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China’s Qihoo 360 reported an on-year decline in net profit for the first quarter of 2013, as the Internet company invests heavily in new technology to better its search business and mobile Internet services. Net profit stood at $5.6 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared with net...
China's Qihoo sees profit fall to $5.6 million in Q1 2013, even as revenue climbs 58.6%

How NQ Mobile plans to make a name for itself in the U.S.

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NQ Mobile may be the best mobile security software you've never heard of. New Co-CEO Omar Khan has been tapped to make sure that changes....
How NQ Mobile plans to make a name for itself in the U.S.

‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

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Some eye-opening stats out today from McAfee, the Intel-owned IT security company: a study of 28 million computers in 24 countries has found that 17 percent of all PCs do not have any form of security at all on them against viruses, worms, spyware and other Internet malware – a transgression...
‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

Keep Yourself Safe From Online Disasters

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Keep Yourself Safe From Online Disasters is a post from Chris PirilloIn 2008, there was some published data about how many laptops were lost or stolen each week at U.S. airports. The number was staggering. The 2008 research put the number at over 10,000 laptops per week. With the increasing...
Keep Yourself Safe From Online Disasters

John McAfee confirms he is in Guatemala after all, and is planning a press conference tomorrow

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It was only yesterday that we reported that man-on-the-run fugitive John McAfee was claiming to have falsified the metadata of a photo that placed him in Guatemala. Well, it seems he IS in fact in Guatemala after all, after exiting Belize with the aid of “many supporters. He says: “I...
John McAfee confirms he is in Guatemala after all, and is planning a press conference tomorrow
Android Malware Genome Project wants to fight malware by understanding it

Sophos confirms more job cuts as it looks to refocus on 'highest growth' areas of its business

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Security software developer Sophos is preparing for another round of job cuts as it looks to shift resources to its “highest-growth” and “most strategic” business endeavors. The Register reports that 150 people will lose their job as a result of the restructuring exercise, although a company spokesperson wouldn’t confirm the...
Sophos confirms more job cuts as it looks to refocus on 'highest growth' areas of its business

DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware

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DB Networks has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures for its security platform for real-time advanced database attack detection. The company uses behavior analysis technology to rapidly and automatically detect SQL injection attacks and denial of service attacks. SQL injection is a code-injection technique that exploits a...
DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware
Pentagon says DoD can start using Knox-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4

Mac Security Software Sales Jump After Flashback Infections Make News

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Some antivirus vendors acknowledge they've seen a spike in sales or in downloads of free programs for the Mac App Store....
Mac Security Software Sales Jump After Flashback Infections Make News

Most PC security problems come from unpatched third-party Windows apps

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If you've got 99 security problems, odds are Microsoft's not one—or at least it's just a minority of them. In its annual review of software vulnerabilities, security software firm Secunia found that 86 percent of vulnerabilities discovered on systems scanned by its software in the 50 most popular Windows...
Most PC security problems come from unpatched third-party Windows apps

HP SVP suggests learning from cyber criminals and their methods

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HP's senior vice president of enterprise security software suggests that we could learn a thing or two from cyber criminals -- and possibly persuade them to look elsewhere for targets at the same time....
HP SVP suggests learning from cyber criminals and their methods

'Password' is still the worst password, but watch out for 'ninja'

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Although the tech world is always changing, one thing remains the same: A lot of people use terrible passwords. Splashdata, a security software developer, released its annual list of the most common passwords on the Internet. Once again, "password," "123456," and "12345678" are the three most popular, in that...
'Password' is still the worst password, but watch out for 'ninja'

Syrian abuse ends spy code work

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Widely used security software is discontinued after its creator discovered the Syrian government was using it to spy on its opponents....
Syrian abuse ends spy code work

Microsoft Security Patch Marked Google.com As Malware

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Some of those who use Microsoft security software received a security patch a couple days ago that lead to malware warnings for users trying to visit Google.com. Softpedia posted a picture of the warning. Microsoft quickly learned about the issue on their support forums and issued a patch yesterday... Please...
Microsoft Security Patch Marked Google.com As Malware
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